San Luis Obispo County Library is now offering Chromebooks for checkout. Chromebooks are a newer generation computer: lightweight and fast, with security built-in to protect against viruses or malware. It's a faster, simpler, more secure way to access the internet. Just sign in with your Google account, or as a library guest. Once you logout, none of your personal data can be accessed by other users.
Chromebooks run web apps which allow you to create and share documents, edit photos, listen to music, and much more. Unlike software on a traditional computer, web apps install in seconds, load instantly, and update automatically. There are no software applications on the Chromebook. For more detailed information, please refer to the quick-start guide for using the Chromebook.
- Chromebooks may be checked out at the Circulation Desk on a first-come, first-served basis. A current San Luis Obispo library card, a current photo ID such as a Drivers' License, California ID card, or School ID is required each time a Chromebook is checked out.
- All borrowers must have a Chromebook Users Agreement on file, signed in-person, at the library. Borrowers younger than 18 must have a Chromebook Users Agreement and an Internet Agreement on file, signed in-person, at the library by a parent or legal guardian.
- Chromebooks must remain on Library premises and must be returned 30 minutes before the Library closes.
- The loan period for a Chromebook is two (2) hours; checkout is limited to one (1) time per day. No reservations may be made.
- Headphones or ear buds must be used when accessing sites or using applications which emit sound.
- Borrowers agree to immediately report any hardware or software problems to library staff. Please keep the Chromebook with you at all times. Users are responsible for any loss or damage. The replacement fee for a lost, stolen, or damaged Chromebook is $500.00. This amount may be reported to a collection agency.
- Borrowers agree not to display or download any obscene or explicitly graphic material that would be offensive to the general population of the library.