Using Library Computers

Laptop Computers

Laptop computers are available for in-house checkout at the Main and Mentor-on-the-Lake Branch Libraries. 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. Loan period is 60 minutes. 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. Please use the laptops on the Main Library first floor.

Software & Hardware available on the laptops:

  1. Microsoft Windows 7
  2. Microsoft Office (includes Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint)
  3. Internet Explorer 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, Mouse Pad
  2. 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.

 

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