Chromebooks and Wifi Hot Spots

Chromebooks

WFPL has 20 Chromebooks available for home use. Chromebooks can be borrowed for up to two weeks and are not eligible for renewal. Chromebooks must be returned to WFPL’s main Circulation Desk with accompanying mice and charging cords.  Want to learn more about using a Chromebook?  Check out our FAQ below, the user guide included with each Chromebook, or Google's How to Chromebook resource.

  • Limit one Chromebook per library card.
  • The replacement cost for a lost or damaged Chromebook is $300.

If you are a Watertown resident and would like to reserve a Chromebook, search the catalog for “Watertown laptop” or click the button below. Minuteman cardholders from other towns may borrow a Chromebook at the Circulation Desk (subject to availability) but cannot place a hold.

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Hot Spots

WFPL has 17 hot spots available for home use. Hot spots allow the user to access the Internet without needing a home internet setup. These can be borrowed for up to two weeks and are not eligible for renewal. Hot spots must be returned to WFPL’s main Circulation Desk, with accompanying charging cords and instruction booklets.

  • Limit one hot spot per library card.
  • The replacement cost for a lost or damaged hot spot is $50. If a hot spot is kept beyond its due date, internet access will be shut off.

If you are a Watertown resident and would like to reserve a hot spot, search the catalog for “Watertown hot spot” or click the button below. Minuteman cardholders from other towns may borrow a hot spot at the Circulation Desk (subject to availability) but cannot place a hold.

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More Information

Questions about borrowing library laptops and hot spots? Call us at 617-972-6431 or email wfplinfo@watertown-ma.gov.