Chromebooks are laptops that run on Google’s web-based Chrome Operating System. Our library users may check out one Lenovo N23 Chromebook per card on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Chromebooks are Wi-Fi enabled and will automatically connect to our public Wi-Fi network when used in the library or anywhere in New Westminster where CityPublicWifi is in range: https://www.newwestcity.ca/city_hall/media/new_west_wifi.php
These laptops work best for browsing the Internet or completing tasks that require the use of a browser, such as taking online courses, filling out online forms, or writing emails.
Users can also use the Chromebooks to access all of our online resources that are available 24/7 to anyone with a NWPL card. Learn a new language with Rocket Languages, check out new magazines and newspapers from around the world with PressReader and RBdigital, or watch films on Indieflix.
- Anyone with a valid NWPL card that has borrowing privileges may borrow one Chromebook per card at one time on a first-come, first-served basis.
Two different lending periods are available: 7 days (regular loan) or 3 hours (express loan). Please ask staff or check the library catalogue for device availability based on your preferred lending period.
- Lending Chromebooks are Wi-Fi enabled and connect automatically to CityPublicWiFi when in range. Users can also connect to a different wireless network and detailed instructions about this are available on the handout that accompanies each Chromebook.