Connected Chromebook Lending Program

Thanks to a grant from the FCC’s Emergency Connectivity Fund, the library created the Connected Chromebook Lending Program, a program that provides free checkout of laptops with WiFi to people who don’t have access to the technology they need to keep learning.

A limited number of Chromebooks are available for long-term checkout, if you qualify.

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How to check out a Connected Chromebook:

  • Get a free Sonoma County Library card.
  • Fill out a “Connected Chromebook Eligible Use Statement” form to verify your eligibility.
  • Arrange to pick up your Connected Chromebook at your local library branch.
  • Take home your Connected Chromebook and start learning!

Request a Connected Chromebook

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What are the checkout rules for this Connected Chromebook?

A: Checkout rules for this Chromebook are the same as any other library technology, with the exception of the length of the loan period, which is one year.

Q: What happens after I fill out the form to request a Connected Chromebook?

A: Library staff will contact you and let you know if we have a device ready to assign to you. If there is one available, staff will arrange for you to pick it up at your local library.

Q: If no devices are available for long term checkout, can I place a hold on it?

A: Checkout rules for this Chromebook are the same as any other library technology, so you cannot place holds.

Q: Can my 12-year-old child check out a Connected Chromebook?

A: Borrowers must be 13 or older, the same as for other library technology.

Q: Can I use the Wi-Fi from this Connected Chromebook on my phone?

A: No, unfortunately the Wi-Fi only works on the Chromebook.

This program is funded through an Emergency Connectivity Fund Grant, which was established through the Federal Communications Commission to increase access
to telecommunications and information services for library patrons with unmet needs at locations other than a school or library during the COVID-19 emergency period.