Library now has computer laptops available for checkout
March 17, 2022
These laptops were purchased with a grant from the Washington State library to provide patron access to the internet from a computer laptop with MS Office Suite, away from library facilities, and to help close the digital divide.
The laptops will allow patrons to complete tasks that require internet access such as completion of school assignments; looking for and applying for jobs, assistance, and housing; connecting with others via videoconferencing; accessing consumer health information or attending a telemedicine appointment; downloading e-books and e-audiobooks, and other generic uses of the internet. Patrons may then save computer files to their email address, a flash drive or other memory device.
A laptop borrower must be at least 18 years of age, with a Cathlamet Public Library account in good standing. They must agree to assume liability for the cost, repair, or replacement of the laptop if lost or damaged, and return the device and all accessories in the travel case provided either to the library or to town hall front desks during open hours.
Mobile hotspots are also available to check out (with the laptop or independently) to provide internet access.