Borrow a Chromebook

Bring Home a Laptop with Chromebooks from the Library
What is a Chromebook?

A Chromebook is a small laptop running software by Google, which allows you to access an internet browser via a Wi-Fi internet connection. The Chromebook has speakers and a camera that can be used for pictures or video. It also comes with a carrying case and power cord.

Who is eligible to borrow a Chromebook?

Chromebook borrowers must be 18 years old and in good standing with the library. Only one Chromebook is allowed per card holder.

How long can I borrow a Chromebook?

Chromebooks may be borrowed for 14 days. If the Chromebook is not returned within 3 days after the due date, the device will be turned off and it will become unusable. Renewals are not permitted.

How do I check out and return a Chromebook from the library?

Chromebooks must be borrowed from and returned to the library circulation desk.


Please return the Chromebook in person to a staff member at the same library location where you borrowed it, so they can clear it, and get it ready for the next person. Do NOT return the Chromebook in the book drop.

Chromebooks should be returned with the power cord and carrying case to the library in the same good working condition as they were when checked out. Please return the Chromebook fully charged.

What if I don’t have an internet Wi-Fi connection at home?

We have mobile hotspots available which can be checked out with our Chromebooks. For more information, please visit our webpage all about hotspots.

How do I use the Chromebook?
  • Turn on the Chromebook by pressing the power button in the upper right corner of the keyboard.
  • You may either use an existing Google login or the Guest option if you do not have one.
  • Follow the onscreen instructions to connect to a Wi-Fi network.
  • When not in use, the Chromebook will automatically go into sleep mode, or you can
    shut it down.

Remember to charge the Chromebook to ensure that it is available for you when you want
to use it. To charge the Chromebook, plug the power adapter into the USB port and plug
into an outlet. The power level is indicated in the bottom left of the screen.

Problems? Please contact your local Springfield City Library location for assistance.

Terms & Conditions for Using Chromebooks
  • While checked out, the Chromebook remains the responsibility of the borrower.
  • Borrowers will adhere to the library’s internet acceptable use policy when using the Chromebook.
  • If the Chromebook is damaged, or not working, return it to the library circulation desk and report the nature of the damage to staff.
  • The Library is not responsible for any files, data, or personal information accessed/transmitted using the Chromebook. Chromebooks will reset after each use.
  • The Library will have no liability for direct, indirect or consequential damages related to the use of the Chromebook, including loss of data, or privacy invasions.
  • Those who use the Chromebooks do so at their own risk and assume full liability for their actions.
  • Illegal acts involving Library equipment or services may also be subject to prosecution.

These Chromebooks are made possible through a grant from the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) funded by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Chromebook Borrower’s Agreements can be downloaded below, with multiple languages available.