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Chromebooks, Hotspots, and More

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The Santa Clara City Library offers Chromebooks for a 1 week checkout period.  Chromebooks are a faster, simpler, and more secure computer.

How to Use Your Chromebook

  • Sign in with your Google account, or as a guest by selecting the Browse as Guest option.
  • Connect your Chromebook to the internet using these steps.
  • Once you log out, none of your personal data can be accessed by other users.
  • Visit the Chromebook website for more information on how to get the most out of a Chromebook.

How Chrome Apps Work

  • Apps allow you to create and share documents, edit photos, listen to music, and much more.
  • You can find thousands of apps in the Chrome Web Store.
  • Unlike software on a traditional computer, apps install in seconds, load instantly, and update automatically.

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Mobile Hotspots

The Santa Clara City Library offers Internet To Go devices called Hotspots. The devices and one year of service was made possible by a grant from the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends. You can use these 4G LTE mobile hotspots to connect compatible computers or Wi-Fi-enabled consumer electronics like smartphones and tablets to the Internet from any location within the Sprint 3G or 4G coverage areas.

How Mobile Hotspots Work

To check if your address is covered by Sprint, click on this link:  and type your home address.

FitBit Zip™ Wireless Activity Tracker

Get a kick out of fitness with this little device!

How the FitBit Zip™ Works

  • It tracks your steps, distance, and calories burned, then syncing those stats to your computer and select smartphones. In doing so, it celebrates how much more you do each day.
  • Zip™ encourages you to set goals, challenge friends, and go farther - one step at time. That's how you turn everyday life into a social, achievable, awesome path to fitness.
  • See the Fitbit Zip Instruction Sheet and Fitbit Log
  • See what's available and place a hold today!

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