Lewis & Clark Library is proud to add laptop/mobile hotspot kits to our Library of Things checkout collection.
Each branch (Augusta, East Helena, Lincoln and the Main Branch) has a Chromebook/HotSpot available for checkout as well as an HP/HotSpot combo for checkout. This provides each branch with two kits to check out to patrons.
The Chromebooks run on ChromeOS and only allow for web browsing and file uploads/downloads while the HP machines offer a Windows 10 environment with access to Microsoft Office.
Each mobile hotspot is set up to cater to the area where it will be checked out in order to achieve the best mobile signals.
Each kit is available for a 2-week checkout period.
All of the Hotspots and the HP Laptops were provided by Montana State Library using Library Services and Technology Act funding that is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Specifications on operation and instructions for use can be found here: