Chromebook Lending Policy
Acton Memorial Library offers in-house circulation of Chromebooks to library patrons holding a Minuteman Library card. These Chromebooks are available for Internet browsing and office products available through Google Drive. This policy outlines the guidelines for borrowing these laptops. Patrons using these Chromebooks must abide by the Acton Memorial Library Internet Policy and Wireless Access Policy. It is the responsibility of the patron to read and accept the guidelines in the Chromebook Loan Agreement form.
- Patron must be 18 years of age or older.
- Must have a library card in the Minuteman Library Network
- Must have a library card in good standing (owe less than the cost of one lost or damaged item).
- Must have a photo ID and leave the ID as a deposit each time they borrow a Chromebook. The ID will be held at the Reference Desk until the Chromebook has been returned and inspected.
How to Borrow a Chromebook
- Chromebooks may only be checked out on a valid Minuteman library card.
- Chromebooks may only be used in the library
- Removal from the library will be considered theft and the full replacement cost will be charged to the borrower’s account. Please note: Chromebooks are equipped with tracking software for theft detection.
- Chromebooks are available on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved in advance.
- Chromebooks can be checked out for a period of 2 hours, with a possibility of renewal if there is no demand. Renewal will be for 2 hours for a maximum total of 4 hours per day.
- Chromebooks not returned on time will be subject to a late fee of $1 every minute they are late.
- Chromebooks must be returned 30 minutes before the library closes. Chromebooks not returned by the end of day will be reported stolen. Police will be notified and the full replacement cost will be charged to the borrower’s account.
Patron Responsibility for Chromebooks
- Any loss or damage to the Chromebook should be reported immediately. Borrowers must keep all food and drink away from the Chromebook and should not attempt to troubleshoot problems on the Chromebook themselves.
- Limited technical support is available through the library’s staff. Borrowers must have familiarity with using computers and the software available on the Chromebook.
- Do not leave the Chromebook unattended. The borrower is responsible for the theft of a Chromebook that was left unattended. If you must use the restroom, leave the Chromebook and included equipment with a Library staff member at the Reference Desk. Do not bring the Chromebook into the bathroom.
- Borrowers must not engage in any illegal activities such as hacking, pirating, downloading illegal materials, etc. or in any activities inconsistent with the library’s Internet Use Policy and the Wireless Access Policy.
- It is the borrower’s responsibility to visually inspect the Chromebook when it is checked out. If the borrower sees that the Chromebook is damaged, they should immediately bring it to the attention of the staff person checking it out to them. The staff person will note the damage so that the borrower will not be charged for it. The borrower bears full responsibility for damage to the Chromebook due to neglect, abuse, loss or physical damage.
- Any documents saved on the Chromebook will be lost immediately upon the restarting of the laptop. Any data the user wishes to save must be saved to a USB flash drive or emailed.
- The Library assumes no responsibility for lost and/or damaged files or media when using the Chromebook.