Mobile Device Checkout


Mobile devices are available for checkout at your library!

The Grand County Public Library is pleased to offer mobile hotspots, Chromebooks, iPads, and Kindle Fires for checkout.  All devices are available for a 7 day loan period.  The goal of the library mobile device lending program is to expand internet and e-resource access in Grand County.  The program seeks to link community members with each other, the public library, and online accessibility to help build a more equitable environment.

Funds for the Grand County Public Library's mobile device projects have been provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act and are administered by the Utah State Library Division.

Lending Guidelines

  • Patron must be at least 18 years old, have a library card in good standing, and have been a library card holder for a minimum of 30 days.
  • Patron must sign the Mobile Device Loan Agreement, or have an accurate one on file.
  • Loan period is 7 days.
  • Renewals are allowed.
  • Holds are allowed.
  • Mobile devices must be checked out and returned to a staff member at the Information or Circulation Desk in the Moab Library at least 30 minutes before library closing.
  • Patron must wait while staff checks all components before checkout and after return
  • Patron is fully responsible for mobile device(s) and all parts while checked out on their card

Please note: These conditions may not apply to individuals or groups referred by partner organizations.


Can you tell me more about the library's various mobile devices?
Mobile WiFi Hotspots: a WiFi hotspot is a device you can use to connect other gadgets, such as laptops, smartphones or tablets, to the internet. The library's hotspots use T-Mobile's network to access the internet so they can only provide internet access in areas where T-Mobile service is available - much like a cell phone. The hotspots are portable so you can use them to connect various devices to internet at home or on the go.  Up to 15 devices can connect to the internet through one mobile hotspot.  If available, the library's mobile hotspots can be checked out in conjunction with a Chromebook, iPad, or Kindle.

Chromebooks: the library's Chromebooks are small laptops that run Google's Chrome Operating System (instead of Windows or macOS). They are designed to be used primarily while connected to the internet to access applications or documents that live in the cloud.  You can sign in to a library Chromebook using your own Gmail account to access any documents, pictures, apps, or other items associated with your personal Google account.  If you do not have a free Gmail account and do not want to sign up for one, you can use the library's Chromebooks via their "guest mode" setting.

iPads & Kindle Fires: the library's mobile tablets can be used online or offline, but offer the most functionality when connected to the internet.  These are tablet computers with touch screens that can be used to access various applications. iPads checkout with some preloaded apps, but Kindle Fires do not.

The library serves as administrator for these devices and ALL content and data is erased upon return.

How can I check out a mobile device?
To check out a tablet you must be at least 18 years old, have a current library card in good standing, show a valid photo ID, and sign an iPad and Kindle Fire Loan Agreement.  “Current” library card means you have had a library card for a minimum of 30 days.  “In good standing” means the library card and any guarantee library cards have no items more than 28 days overdue and contact information (address, phone, email) is up to date.

How long can I keep it?
Check out for 7 days (1 week) at a time.

Can I renew it?
Yes.  A mobile device may be renewed ONLY if it is not on hold.  Two renewals are allowed.

Can I place a hold?
Yes.  You can place a hold on a mobile device just as you would any other library materials.

Can I return a mobile device in the book drop?
No. If you return a mobile device in a book drop, you may lose device checkout privileges.

Where do I return mobile devices?
Devices and all accompanying parts must be returned to a library staff member at the Circulation or Information Desk inside the Moab Library at least 30 minutes before closing.  You must wait while the library staff checks all components.  If you drop off a mobile device and do not wait while library staff checks the components, you may lose device checkout privileges.

What comes with the mobile device when I check it out?
(1) iPad or Kindle Fire
(2) protective outer case
(3) charging cord
(4) adapter
(5) stylus
(6) screen wipe
(7) carrying case

(1) Mobile hotspot
(2) charging cord
(3) adapter
(4) carrying case

(1) Chromebook
(2) USB mouse
(3) charging cord
(4) carrying case

What if the mobile device is lost, damaged, or stolen while I have it checked out?
Before checking out a device, you will be asked to fill out a Mobile Device Loan Agreement.  In signing that document, you accept full financial responsibility for the device and agree to pay all costs associated with damage to or loss/theft of the device and/or accessories while checked out to you.  At the time of this writing, replacement costs of devices with all accessories range from $100 - $600.

Can I download ebooks, games, etc.?
Yes.  You may sign into iPads, Kindles, and Chromebooks with personal accounts and sync or download content.  ALL data  will be wiped from devices upon return.  The library is very concerned about your privacy.  Upon return, Kindles are reset to factory defaults, iPads erase all content and settings, and Chromebooks have all associated accounts deleted from their memory.  

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    Moab, UT 84532

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