Palo Alto Library Starts Chromebooks Lending Program

Are you a Chrome OS fan from Palo Alto? If yes, here is a great news for you. Palo Alto Library is starting a new Chromebooks Lending Program!

I just finished reading the guest post from Monique le Conge, Department Director, Palo Alto Library  on the Google Enterprise Blog. If you are  a Chromebook fan, you should definitely read the complete blog post. Here are some of the hilights

What’s great about the Chromebooks is that they are simple for our patrons to use, regardless of their technology experience, and they’re small enough for anyone to easily carry. Users can save their documents and favorite apps to their Google accounts, so that they can retrieve their information at another time from any Chromebook they check out or from any device running Chrome – like an iPhone or Android tablet. And all user data is wiped out after individual use, protecting each user’s privacy. But perhaps my favorite thing about the Chromebooks is that they don’t require any manual software updates or maintenance. Due to shrinking budgets and reduced library staff, IT maintenance is something we pay close attention to when providing new technologies to our patrons, and the Chromebook program has been a breeze to manage.

Our lending program has become so popular that we are expanding the program to include all of the library branches in the coming year. We’ve also received several phone calls from other library systems who are interested in adopting a Chromebooks lending program. We’re thrilled to be able to provide members of our community with Chromebooks because we know they’ll be able to use a Chromebook to grow and learn no matter what their level of technology experience is.

Ever borrowed Chromebook from a library?

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Dinsan made Google Chrome his default browser within hours of its release. He fell in love with Chromebooks from the day he first touched one and is currently obsessed with Chromecasts.

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  • Ken Jarvis 28/08/2012, 7:51 pm

    I want to buy a Chromebook
    but want to SEE one first.
    Google should start a Lending Library of Chromebooks
    by giving EVERY Library in the Country one to loan out.
    After all, they have Tons of $$$.

    • Greg 29/08/2012, 4:32 am

      I feel the same way, they’re doing this in a lot of states but mine, including Chromebooks in Bestbuy

    • Emanuel 30/08/2012, 9:37 am

      They sell them at Best Buy, and have them on display to test drive also!