Chromebooks and laptops check out from the laptop kiosk at the Advanced Learning Library and are used inside the building only. If you need to use a Chromebook outside of the building, you can request one that checks out for 28 days and includes a charger.
To check out a Chromebook or laptop from the laptop kiosk, you must have a library card in good standing. E-cards cannot be used to check out one of these devices.
Chromebooks and laptops from the laptop kiosk can be used anywhere inside the Advanced Learning Library, including the terrace on the second floor. These devices may not be removed from the building.
Files stored on each Chromebook are automatically deleted when the device is powered off, the session is ended, or the lid is closed. Files stored on each laptop are automatically deleted when the device is powered off. We strongly recommend using a USB flash drive or cloud storage like Google Drive, OneDrive, or Dropbox to store your files.
All Wichita Public Library Chromebooks are preloaded with the following apps:
Laptops checked out from the laptop kiosk run Windows 10 and have the following software:
All Wichita Public Library Chromebooks can print using the Library's MobilePrint service. Printing costs 10¢ per page and is in black and white only. Print jobs are stored for 24 hours. Links to the MobilePrint service are bookmarked on every Wichita Public Library Chromebook.
All Wichita Public Library Laptops can print directly to the Library's public computer printers. Printing costs 10¢ per page and is in black and white only. Print jobs are stored for 24 hours. Printouts can be picked up at a print release station located on either the 1st or 2nd floor of the Advanced Learning Library.