Tech Kits


Borrow a Chromebook and Wi-Fi Hotspot Kit

We are now offering chromebooks and hotspots (including charging cables) for checkout! All kits come with an easy to carry bag and are available at your nearest library. Check for availability by calling 209-937-8221 or check the online catalog.



In order to check out:

  • Your library card must be in good standing
  • You must be 13 years old. Patrons 13-17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian with valid ID.
  • Sign and initial a lending agreement


Lending Information

  • Checkouts are for 3 weeks
  • May be renewed 1 time if there is no hold
  • Late fees are $2.00/day
  • Devices will be disabled if not returned on time


Frequently Asked Questions


1. Can I borrow just a Chromebook or Hotspot?

No, the items are checked out as an entire kit. If you don’t need to use any specific item, leave it in the computer bag for safe keeping. 


2. How do I return the kit?

All kits must be returned to a customer service agent inside the branch.  They cannot be left in the outside bookdrop or inside return slot.  This is for your protection as well as the kits.


3. Will I be charged if the kit is damaged while I have it? How much?

Yes, the fee will depend on which items were damaged, up to their cost.


4. Will my documents stay on the Chromebook after I return it?

All documents are deleted each time the Chromebook is shut down. This will happen during your checkout period, so we recommend you save your documents to a flash drive, or online through Google Docs.


5. Can I print things through the library?

Yes, you can use our Wi-Fi printing service to print wirelessly to any of our branches.


6. Is there a limit on data usage?

No, there is no data limit. The hotspot has a maximum display of 20 GB and will give a warning if it approaches it. Despite the warning, there is no difference in speed or data quality.