This Fall semester, we are piloting a new lending project: Chromebooks!
Frequent library users may already know that students, faculty, and staff can check out laptops from the Circulation 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.