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Can I check out a tablet from the library?


The Capitol Hill and Southern Oaks Libraries each have a MediaSurfer, an "iPad vending machine" that allows you to check out an iPad, using your library card, for 2 hours of in-library use. The iPads come preloaded with basic apps, games, and educational software. They can be checked out for up to 2 hours, and if turned in late, accrue late fees of $5 per hour (up to a maximum of $60).

We also have Chromebooks available for checkout at the following locations on a first-come, first-served basis:

Please check the catalog for availability.

Chromebooks have a 3-week loan period, and they cannot be renewed. They will be deactivated when they are 3 days or more overdue, and late fees are $1 per day up to a maximum of $30.

The Almonte Library also has Chromebooks available for in-library use only.