LMU Library News

You Can Now Check Out Chromebooks

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This Fall semester, we are piloting a new lending project: Chromebooks!

Frequent library users may already know that students, staff, and faculty can check out laptops from the Tech on 2 desk. We have 5 Macbooks and 16 Macbook Pros available for 4-hour lending. However, these are limited to in-library use only.

We heard from you that a longer lending period would be helpful, so beginning in Fall 2018 we will have 5 Chromebooks available for 1-week periods. These will be first-come, first-served and can be renewed for an additional week if there is no waiting list.

These are only available to LMU students, staff, and faculty. A few things to note:

  • The Chromebooks reset after a reboot or 60 minutes of idle time.
  • Users can’t install apps.
  • Users can’t print directly from these devices.
  • Chromebooks inherently restrict the installation of many applications and are really only good for web surfing and web-based productivity suites including Office 365.

We hope these will be useful to you! Please let us know what you think. Contact us if you have any questions.