Hotspot and Chromebook Lending Policy

Guidelines for borrowing and use

  • Hotspots and Chromebook can be renewed if no one is on the waiting list.
  • A valid Santa Ana Public Library card must be presented at the time of checkout
  • Library card user MUST be present at time of check-out.
  • Limit of one hotspot and one Chromebook per patron.
  • Borrowers must read, understand, and sign this agreement at the service desk in the presence of a library staff member each time(s)he checks out a Hotspot.

Fines and liability

  • Borrower may be responsible for costs associated with damaged or loss of a hotspot/Chromebook and/or peripherals due to neglect or abuse.
  • Costs are:
    • Hotspot:
      • Verizon or T-Mobile - $99
      • USB cord - $8
      • AC adapter - $8
      • Case - $6
      • Keychain - $2
        Total: $123.00
    • Chromebook Kits:
      • Chromebook – Acer Spin 513s - $744
      • Accessories include carrying case, headset, and wired mouse - $80
      • Keychain - $2
        Total: $826.00
    • Chromebook (Emergency Connectivity Fund – ECF):
      • Chromebook 11 3100 - $322
      • Carrying bag - $10
        Total: $332.00

Proper care and use

  • As with any electronic device, please handle and use with care. Do not use where water or any other liquid may spill or splash on the hotspot or Chromebook.
  • The software and settings may not be altered. Nothing can be added or removed from the hotspot’s/Chromebook’s internal storage.
  • In order to preserve equipment integrity, and ensure patron safety it is recommended to NOT charge hotspots while in use to avoid overheating the device.
  • It is recommended that no more than 5 devices are connected to a hotspot at one time to avoid slower connections.

Hotspot/Chromebook lending agreement

I agree:

  • Abide by the Library’s hotspot and Chromebook lending guidelines as stated above and pay full repair and/or replacement cost should the hotspot/Chromebook or any peripherals be stolen, lost, damaged, or not returned for any reason.
  • I have read the entire document and my signature below indicates my agreement with the above statements.
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