Chromebook Lending Policy

Title: ARLS Regional Policy: Chromebook Lending Policy
Prepared by: Valerie Bell & Resource Team, Branch Managers
Submitted to: ARLS Policy Committee
Approved by: ARLS Board of Trustees
Date: April 20, 2023

A selection of Chromebook laptops are available for check-out on a first-come/first-served basis from locations of the Athens Regional Library System.

Available Chromebooks may be checked out by ARLS resident PINES card holders, age 18 and older. Eligible patrons must present their active, valid ARLS PINES card in order to check out Chromebooks. A patron must read and sign the Chromebook Checkout Agreement form before being issued a Chromebook.

Chromebooks must be checked out from and returned directly in the library, in person. Only one Chromebook may be checked out at a time per patron account.

Chromebooks will be loaned for a period of 14 days and are not renewable. Chromebooks may not be placed on hold. Chromebooks will be disabled remotely by close of business on the due date.

The patron checking out the device is responsible for damages to and/or loss of the Chromebook and its accessories.

  • Charge for loss/replacement:
    • Chromebook = $250.00
    • Chromebook Carrying Case = $30.00
    • Power Cable = $15.00
    • Charger/Adapter = $15.00
  • Charge for damage and/or misuse:
    • Chromebooks not returned according to agreement guidelines (ex.: returned via outdoor book drop or to another library) = $25.00
    • Noticeable damage (ex.: dents, major scratches) = $25.00
    • Full replacement cost (see amounts listed above) if the unit can no longer be used.

Overdue fines will be charged for Chromebook that are returned late; a fee of $5 per day up to the total cost of replacement of the device.

Athens Regional Library System will not accept a replacement device in lieu of payment for a lost or damaged Chromebook.

Failure to comply with the Chromebook Lending Policy and Procedures will result in loss of privileges and may lead to legal charges. 

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