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Michelle C
Laptop Checkout
by Michelle C October 12, 2020

Arlington Library Circulation Supervisor Amy Stefany delivers a Laptop To Go bag.
Sno-Isle Libraries is currently offering two ways for customers to borrow a library laptop for their personal use. Please review the information below about on-site laptop use and placing a hold for a laptop to go. Wi-Fi Hotspots are also currently being offered for customer use.
Eligibility
You need to have a valid library card to check out a laptop or Wi-Fi Hotspot and cannot use the online library number or a number beginning with PACREG.
Need Help?
If you’re using a laptop or hotspot and need help, you can call the library or chat. Additionally, a “Help” icon has been added to the desktop of the laptops for quick access to your local librarian. For more in-depth help, customers can set up a Book-A-Librarian session.
On-site Use
To borrow an on-site laptop, please speak to a staff member in the library or call the contact-free services number when you arrive. If a laptop is available it will be checked out for you using your library card number. If you are using contact-free services, the laptop will be placed outside for a socially distanced pickup.
Each laptop can be checked out for up to 60-minutes on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are not accepted at this time. Laptops will only work inside the library and on library premises.
Service Details
  • Log on to the laptop using your library card number and PIN/password.
  • You can extend your time with the laptop as long as another laptop is available for someone else to use.
  • Printing is available using the $7 weekly printing allowance and is added to the print queue. You can release your print job in the library or by calling the contact-free services number at your local library and telling staff you have a print job waiting.
  • We have established a cleaning procedure, approved by the Snohomish County Health District, for in-between customer use.
 
Laptops to Go
Customers can place a hold on a laptop with a library card. Customers will then receive notification when the laptop is ready to pickup. The laptop will be available for in-building or contact-free pick up
The laptop is checked out for one week.
Service Details
  • The laptop must be checked out to the same library card used to place the hold.
  • You can renew the laptop one time as long as there aren’t other customers with holds.
  • The laptop comes with a carrying case, cord, and instructions.
  • To access the internet, the laptop needs an active Wi-Fi connection. Software applications that don’t require the internet will work without a Wi-Fi connection. Wi-Fi Hotspots are also available for checkout at this time. See the Wi-Fi Hotspots section on this page for more information.
  • Printing is available using the $7 weekly printing allowance and is added to the print queue. You can release your print job in the library or by calling the contact-free services number at your local library and telling staff you have a print job waiting.
Wi-Fi Hotspots
Customers can place a hold on a hotspot with a library card. Customers will then receive notification when the hotspot is ready to pick up. The hotspot will be available for in-building or contact-free pick up.
The hotspot is checked out for one week.
Service Details
  • The hotspot must be checked out to the same library card used to place the hold.
  • You can renew the hotspot one time as long as there aren’t other customers with holds.
  • The hotspot comes in a case with a cord and instructions.
  • Hotspots use a mobile signal to connect to the internet. Mobile signals vary by location.
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