Technology Lending Services

The Library is now lending out Chromebooks and Mobile Hotspots (effective Monday, May 24).

Please review the following important information.

Chromebook Lending Policy

  1. A Chromebook can be checked out by a SPPL resident card holder who is 18 years of age or older AND in good standing. The cardholder must present current I.D. and proof of address (i.e., a driver’s license or current utility bill) and sign a new Lending Policy and Agreement each time a Chromebook is borrowed.
  2. The Chromebook can be checked out for a maximum of 14 days with no renewal.
  3. The Chromebook must be returned inside the library during normal library hours and must be given directly to Adult Services desk staff when returned. DO NOT leave the Chromebook outside of the library, in the library’s lobby, unattended at any library desk, or deposited into the book drop.
  4. The overdue fine for the Chromebook is $10.00 per day. Please be aware that library staff must check multiple aspects of the Chromebook before accepting it back. In addition, all materials contained in the Chromebook bag must be present for the item to be considered returned. If it is overdue 14 days or more, the full replacement cost for the Chromebook ($350) and charger ($30) will be charged to the borrower.
  5. Borrowers must return the Chromebook and all accompanying materials in good condition. When borrowing the Chromebook, patrons accept full financial responsibility for it and its accessories while in their possession and understand that they shall be responsible for all costs associated with damage to, loss of, or theft of the Chromebook or its parts during the period it is checked out. The condition of the returned Chromebook will be determined by SPPL staff.
  6. The Chromebook may not be loaned to anyone other than the borrower who signs the agreement with the library.
  7. Please treat the Chromebook with care, keeping it in a clean, dry, in a dust-free place and safe from liquids, extreme temperatures, and from being dropped.
  8. Users may not add or remove apps, download any programs, or change the configuration of the Chromebook in any way. If the user logs into a Google account while using the Chromebook, instead of using it as a “guest”, that account must be removed before returning the Chromebook.
  9. The Scotch Plains Public Library reserves the right to refuse borrowing privileges to anyone who abuses the equipment or is repeatedly late in returning the Chromebook or any other electronic equipment.

Mobile Hotspot Lending Policy

  1. A mobile hotspot can be checked out by a SPPL resident card holder who is 18 years of age or older AND in good standing. The cardholder must present current I.D. and proof of address (i.e., a driver’s license or current utility bill) and sign a new Lending Policy and Agreement each time a hotspot is borrowed. Once a mobile hotspot has been checked out, the cardholder and their household members must wait 30 days before checking out a hotspot again.
  2. The mobile hotspot can be checked out for a maximum of 14 days with no renewal.
  3. The mobile hotspot must be returned inside the library during normal library hours and must be given directly to Adult Services desk staff when returned. DO NOT leave the mobile hotspot outside of the library, in the library’s lobby, unattended at any library desk, or deposited into the book drop. A fine of $10.00 will be assessed if it is returned in the book drop.
  4. The overdue fine for the mobile hotspot is $10.00 per day. Please be aware that library staff must check multiple aspects of the device before accepting it back. In addition, all materials contained in the mobile hotspot’s container must be present for the item to be considered returned. If it is overdue 7 days or more, service will be disabled and the full replacement cost for the mobile hotspot ($100), charger ($25), and any service cancellation fees will be charged to the borrower.
  5. Borrowers must return the mobile hotspot and all accompanying materials in good condition. When borrowing the mobile hotspot, patrons accept full financial responsibility for it and its accessories while in their possession and understand that they shall be responsible for all costs associated with damage to, loss of, or theft of the mobile hotspot or its parts during the period it is checked out. The condition of the returned mobile hotspot will be determined by SPPL staff.
  6. The mobile hotspot may not be loaned to anyone other than the borrower who signs the agreement with the library.
  7. Please treat the mobile hotspot with care, keeping it in a clean, dry, in a dust-free place and safe from liquids, extreme temperatures, and from being dropped.
  8. The Scotch Plains Public Library reserves the right to refuse borrowing privileges to anyone who abuses the equipment or is repeatedly late in returning the mobile hotspot or any other electronic equipment.