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Chromebook Guide: Home

This guide contains information about borrowing and using SBCC Chromebooks.

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Internet Access

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Chromebook Borrowing and Returns

I'm taking classes this summer. Can I keep my Chromebook?

If you are enrolled for summer (I or II), you can keep the Chromebook until the end of summer school, 8/8/2020. You don't have to do anything. The library will renew the Chromebook for you. Check back for instructions for returning a Chromebook at the end of the summer.

I'm not taking classes this summer. How do I return the Chromebook/Hotspot I borrowed?


  • Monday, May 11, 9 am - 3 pm
  • Tuesday May 12, 9 am - 3 pm
  • Wednesday, May 13, 4 - 7 pm
  • Thursday, May 14, 9 am - 3 pm


Behind the Luria Library (access via fire road)


Drive or walk to the back door of the library, at the loading dock -- see this map for directions.

Social distancing measures and safety precautions will be taken with equipment returns.

Semester-Length Loans

The Luria Library has Chromebooks available for long-term check out:

  1. Chromebooks are due back on the last Friday of the semester at 4pm.
  2. Chromebooks must be returned without damage to staff at the Checkout Desk where they were borrowed.
  3. Replacement cost for a lost or damaged Chromebook is $350. 
  4. Chromebooks that are not returned are considered lost.
  5. Chromebooks do not save student work. Please save all of your work to Google Drive.
  6. Personal information will be removed from the Chromebook upon logging out.

Using Chromebooks to Learn Online

What is a Chromebook, Anyway?

A Chromebook is a personal computer running the Google Chrome operating system (Chrome OS). The devices are designed to be used while connected to the Internet and support applications that reside on the Web, rather than traditional PC applications like Microsoft Office that reside on the machine itself. Using web applications rather than traditional PC applications is known as cloud computing (basically, online storage and software).