Alexandria Library Loaning Chromebooks With Free Internet Access

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ALEXANDRIA, VA – Need internet access but can’t afford it? The Alexandria Library has announced a new program where library patrons can borrow a Chromebook. The laptop is preloaded with free web access for a three-week period.

The Alexandria Library Newsletter says that patrons “who do not otherwise have the equipment or services needed to access the internet at home browse worry free. ”

Simply visit the library, check out a Chromebook, login, and the web is at your fingertips. Need to hunt for a job, research, or send emails? That’s all possible. Internet service is available anywhere you need it within a mobile network (hotspot).

See the lending details below:

  • Chromebooks have a 21-day checkout period and may be renewed if there are no holds.
  • Regular/adult cardholders, temporary cardholders, and shelter cardholders are eligible to borrow a Chromebook.
  • Chromebooks must be returned to the library service desk, not in library book drops.
  • Customers will be charged $50 for damaged or lost Chromebooks, $10 for the cord, and/or $5 for the case.
  • Replacement fees for any missing parts/pieces/bag will be billed to the customer’s account.
  • The library will not accept customer replacements for lost Chromebooks.
  • Alexandria Library is not responsible for damage that may occur to customer equipment through the application and use of the Chromebook.
  • Internet service to overdue Chromebooks will be turned off.

When checking out a Chromebook, patrons receive a kit that includes:

  • One (1) Carrying case
  • One (1) Chromebook
  • One (1) Charging cord
  • One (1) Wall adapter

The Chromebook Loaning Program is supported through an Emergency Connectivity Fund grant.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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