Laptop Computers

Laptop computers are available for in-house checkout at all Mentor Public Library branches. Individuals 18 years or older with a Mentor Public Library card in good standing and a government-issued ID (such as a driver’s license) can check out a laptop for use within the library. A parent or guardian that checks out a laptop for use by a minor child is required to stay with the child during use. Note: If you have outstanding fines or fees of $5.00 or more, you will not be permitted to check out a laptop until your fine is paid.

To check out a laptop, visit the Reference Desk. You can checkout a laptop for up to 4 hours. Loan period will end 10 minutes prior to building closing time.  Laptops are available on a first come first serve basis and may not be reserved.

Software & Hardware available on the laptops:

  1. Microsoft Windows 7
  2. Microsoft Office (includes Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint)
  3. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox
  4. CD/DVD read only drive, USB drive slots
  5. All laptops have internet access through the library’s wireless network
  6. Skype and Google Talk by appointment only. Please call in advance to set up a time to make your calls.

Optional Hardware available for checkout:

  1. Mouse
  2. Mouse Pad
  3. Power Cable

Disclaimer: Please be aware that if you check out a laptop, you are financially responsible if it is lost or damaged. Replacement cost is $1,200.


Kindle Fires @ MPL

All of our Kindle Fires have been loaded with a selection of Fiction and Nonfiction books, as well as a number of apps.  Kindle Fires are for for use within the library only.

Books & Apps on the Kindle Fire:



Apple iPads are now available for you to enjoy at the Main Library.  iPads have been loaded with a number of fun and useful apps.  iPads are for use within the library only.

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