Here’s a novel idea: go to the library and borrow a Chromebook.
Chances are you won’t have much luck at most local branches. However, a valid library card and driver’s license will get you a chance to book out a Chromebook from the Somerset County Library System. Just head over to the Circulation Desk at the Hillsborough Library in Hillsborough, New Jersey.
Branch director Edward Hoag is apparently quite excited by the new offering: “We’re thrilled to be able to add more computers to the mix for patrons at the Hillsborough Library. We get to offer more services without needing to claim additional space in the library for a desktop computer set up. Because the Chromebooks’ battery charge lasts about eight hours, we also don’t need to worry about having additional electrical outlets out on the floor. We’ll charge them in the back office areas of the library and have the computers all set to go when patrons borrow them.”
Needless to say, WiFi service is already available at the Hillsborough Library.
Rental periods are 4 hours long with one renewal period of 2 hours. Setting up a Google account is highly recommended for patrons who plan to save any work or information accessed while using the highly-sought after Chromebooks.
Visit the library’s website at http://www.sclsnj.org for additional information.