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Technology at the Library

Last Updated: Mar 26, 2024 2:37 PM

Chromebook and Wi-Fi Lending — Connect Kits

Borrow a computer for home use with the FCPL chromebook lending program.Fairfax County Public Library is pleased to offer Chromebook computers and Wi-Fi Hotspots for borrowing by the public.

 Place a Connect Kit on Hold

Connect Kits can be checked out by Fairfax County residents and reciprocal card holders who are 18 and older.

Borrowing Details

  • 14 day loan. Cannot be renewed. Checkout to adults only (ages 18+).
  • Adult signatures are required for Connect Kit checkouts.
  • Return to the same library branch where you borrowed the Connect Kit. Please return Connect Kits to staff members inside the branch, rather than in the bookdrop.
  • One Chromebook may be checked out at a time. A hold on a second Chromebook may be placed, but the first Chromebook would need to be returned before checking out the next device.
  • Hotspots work only within the United States - not for international use.
  • Both the Chromebook and the hotspot will be deactivated if the Connect Kit is not returned by the due date.
  • Place a hold for a Connect Kit in the catalog.


  • Chromebook
  • Hotspot Box with Wi-Fi Device & Power Cable
    • Using the Chromebook and Wi-Fit Hotspot - Instructions linked at bottom of this page.
  • Bag
  • Power Cable

Replacement Fees

  • Chromebook - $600
  • Hotspot - $90
  • Bag - $30
  • $1/day late fee

Quick Facts

  • The hotspot included with this kit can provide Wi-Fi access.
  • Chromebooks support the Google suite of productivity tools, including Docs, Sheets and Slides. These tools can access Microsoft office files, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Chromebooks through the library are set up with a Managed Guest Profile which deletes all websites visited when each session is exited. Be aware that your documents and history will be immediately removed when the Chromebook sleeps, restarts or shuts down.
  • You may sign into personal accounts using the browser.

Connect Kit


If you experience a problem, please call the branch where you borrowed the Chromebook and press 4.
If found, please return to any Fairfax County Public Library branch or call 703-324-3100 ext. 0

 Place a Connect Kit on Hold

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