LBPL Tech To-Go
You can borrow Chromebooks and MiFi hotspots! Check out one device or both for up to 3 weeks.
Patrons must be 18 years or older and have a full-access library card with fines under $20.
How It Works:
Step 1: Review the lending agreement.
Step 2: Place the device you want on hold.
Step 3: Pick the device up at the library.
Take your library card with you and pick up the Tech To-Go device at the check out desk.
Step 4: Check that all items are in the bag or box and working.
Let staff know immediately if something is missing or not working.
Frequently Asked Questions
Borrowers must be 18 years and older with a full-access library card and have less than $20 in overdue fees. If you don't have a card, you can easily sign up for one by bringing a photo ID and proof of your California address to any LBPL location.
Parents or guardians are responsible for the Internet information selected and/or accessed by their children.
Devices can be checked out for 3 weeks and they cannot be renewed. Once an item is overdue, the Library may deactivate the device. Items that are 21 days overdue will be billed at the full replacement cost.
Items must be returned during open hours to the same location where they were checked out.
Do not return these items in book drops. Items returned in the book drop or not returned directly to Library staff will result in suspension of Tech To-Go borrowing privileges.
Patrons can check out a Chromebook and MiFi together, just a Chromebook, or just a MiFi.
Please contact the Library immediately if your device is lost. Patrons will be responsible for the full replacement cost.
It is free to borrow a device! But, if it is not returned, the person who checked it out will be charged the full replacement cost. Be sure to check out that information in the lending agreement.
Full-Access MiFis do not have a data limit. Student MiFis are limited to 500 MB of data per day.
The Library respects a person's right to privacy. We trust that our patrons will use the devices in a lawful manner that does not violate the Library's Code of Conduct. The Library does not view, use, share, or save any information from the use of the Chromebooks or the MiFis.
Google SafeSearch is turned on automatically on the Chromebooks.
The Student MiFis come from the manufacturer equipped with filters that are age-appropriate for high school students. Streaming sites like YouTube, Netflix, Spotify, social media sites, some email sites, and sites with adult content are blocked. More information about the Student MiFi filtering can be found here.
The Full Access MiFis are not equipped with filters.
The Student MiFis automatically turn off between the hours of 12:00 AM – 5:00 AM. They are also limited to 500 MB of data per day.
Disposable electronics wipes will be provided to patrons to wipe down equipment when they return Tech To-Go items.