Need a laptop on loan? Chromebooks are available for checkout at all seven Arlington Public Library locations by adult library card holders.

The Arlington Public Library first made Chromebooks available at the East Library and Recreation Center in September 2021 as part of an initiative to help close the digital divide in our community. Today, more than 200 Chromebooks are available across all library locations in The American Dream City. Users can check out and take home a device for 30 days with an adult library card in good standing. Since 2021, patrons have checked out Chromebooks more than 2,080 times.

Click here to visit the Arlington Public Library website to find a branch near you.

Learn more about the Chromebooks and Library policy regarding the devices below.

  • Only one device can be checked out at a time.
  • Devices will not be auto-renewed but can be checked out multiple times depending on availability.
  • Patrons can reference our Quick Guide to get basic usage information.
  • All items should be returned at the same time. These will be inspected by staff for any damage before removing items from the patron’s account.
  • Each Chromebook comes with a cover, a carrying case and shoulder strap, and a power cord.
  • Laptops and chargers not returned will incur a replacement charge.
  • Damaged items are also subject to the replacement cost charges.

The laptop dispenser at East Library and Recreation Center is still available for in-house checkout.

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