Palm Springs Public Library Is Now Lending Google Chromebooks

PALM SPRINGS — The Palm Springs Public Library is now lending 12 new Google Chromebook kits, comprised of the Chromebook, case and charger. This new program will allow library patrons to borrow a Chromebook, just like any other library item for a period of two weeks.

Funding for this program was supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

This program is in addition to the Mobile Hot Spot Lending Program that was introduced almost a year ago and funded by the Palm Springs Library Foundation. Together, these programs help bridge the digital divide by assisting library patrons to gain access to the internet and online information as well as to have a device to search, create and browse.

“We believe these Chromebooks will provide a needed resource for those without a device” said Jeannie Kays, Director of Library Services. “Connecting people to information is what the library is all about.”

Patrons can place a hold on a Chromebook kit, but they are not renewable. If a patron does not return the Chromebook at the end of the 14-day lending period, the device becomes useless.

The Palm Springs Public Library offers a varied and comprehensive collection and online resources to the community. The library is located at 300 S. Sunrise Way, on the corner of Sunrise Way and Baristo Road. For more information about the library call 760-322-READ (7323) or visit the library’s website by clicking here.  

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