LBPL Tech To-Go
LBPL's Tech To-Go service makes Chromebook computers and Mifi hotspots available to borrow. Check out one device or both for up to two weeks.
Patrons must be 18 years or older and have a full-access library card with fines under $20.
How It Works:
Step 3: Bring your library card and arrive at the library on your reserved pickup day.
If you are picking up your Tech To-Go devices at El Dorado Library, please go to the LBPL To-Go pickup location. If you are picking up your Tech To-Go devices at another location, you may pick them up at the check out desk.
Step 4: Check that all items are in the bag and working.
Let staff know immediately if something is missing or not working.
Frequently Asked Questions
Borrowers must be 18 years and older with a full-access library card and have less than $20 in overdue fees. If you do not have a card you can sign up for one.
You will need to have a parent or guardian use their card to make a reservation and pick up the device for you.
Tech To-Go devices can be picked up at any library location except for Bach, Brewitt, Burnett, and Dana libraries. Pickup from Alamitos Library is also unavailable because this location is closed.
Check out is for two weeks and can not be renewed. Once an item is overdue, the Library may deactivate the device. Items 14 days overdue will be charged the full replacement cost.
Items must be returned to the same location where they were checked out during open hours.
Do not return these items in book drops. Items returned in the book drop or not directly returned to Library staff will result in suspension of device borrowing privileges.
Patrons can check out a Chromebook and Mifi together, just a Chromebook, or just a Mifi.
If you need help with your device please refer to the instruction card included in the device bag. We are not able to walk you through in-person training right now because of our limited services during the pandemic. We plan to resume one on one computer assistance when it's safer to return to our regular services.
Please contact the library immediately if your device is lost. Patrons will be responsible for the full replacement cost.
It is free to borrow a device! But, be sure to check out our overdue and lost policy in the lending agreement.
Mifis are limited to 500 MB of data per day.
The library respects a person's right to privacy. We trust that our patrons will use the devices in a lawful manner that does not violate the Library's Code of Conduct. The library does not view, use, share, or save any information from the use of the Chromebooks or the MiFis.
Google SafeSearch is turned on automatically on the Chromebooks.
The Mifis are designed to be used by students for educational purposes and come equipped with filters that are age appropriate for high school aged students. Streaming sites like YouTube, NetFlix, Spotify, social media sites, some email sites, and sites with adult content are blocked. More information about the MiFi filtering can be found here.
They are scheduled to be turned off between the hours of 12:00 am – 5:00 am. The Mifis are also limited to 500 MB of data per day.
Disposable electronics wipes will be provided to patrons to wipe down equipment when they return Tech To Go items.