Mobile Device Checkout


Mobile devices are available for checkout at your library!

The Grand County Public Library offers mobile hotspots, Chromebooks, and iPads for checkout.  All devices are available for a 7 day loan period.  Visit the Library Catalog to place a hold on a mobile device today! 
Hotspots  |  Chromebooks  |  iPads

Lending Guidelines

  • Patron must be at least 18 years old and have a library card in good standing.
  • Loan period is 7 days.
  • Renewals are allowed (if device is not on hold).
  • Holds are allowed.
  • Mobile devices may be returned inside the library during open hours or via the outdoor book drop anytime. 
  • Patron is responsible for the care of mobile device(s) and all parts while checked out on their card.

Please note: These guidelines may not fully 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 10 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 or iPad.

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 User setting.

iPads: 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.

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 and have a current library card in good standing with up to date contact information (address, phone, email).

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.  Three 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?

What comes with the mobile device when I check it out?
(1) iPad
(2) protective outer case
(3) charging cord
(4) adapter
(5) carrying case

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

(1) Chromebook
(2) charging cord
(3) carrying case

What if the mobile device is lost, damaged, or stolen while I have it checked out?
If something happens to a device while you have it checked out, please tell the library and we will work to find a solution that works best for the situation.

Can I download ebooks, games, etc.?
Yes.  You may sign into iPads 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 iPads erase all content and settings and Chromebooks have all associated accounts deleted from their memory.  

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