Laptop Lending Information

Santa Clara County Library District is piloting a laptop lending program at Saratoga and Milpitas Libraries. 

Laptop Content:

Laptop Hardware
  • Laptop
  • Soundcard with headphone and microphone option
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Battery
  • USB Ports
  • SD card reader

Laptop Software
  • Windows 10
  • Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge
  • Adobe Creative Suite
    • Acrobat
    • Animate
    • Dreamweaver
    • Illustrator
    • Muse
    • Photoshop
    • Premier Pro
  • Calculator
  • Camtasia
  • CyberLink Media Suite
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Paint
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player
  • Microsoft Word
  • Resume Deluxe WinWay
  • Snipping Tool
  • Ultimate Phonics
  • Wireless Printer Driver
  • Anti-Virus
Laptop Kiosk

Laptops will be available to check-out for in-library use only.

  • Laptop use is only permitted within the library and cannot leave the library.
  • The Library is not responsible for any loss or damage to users' personal electronic storage devices.
  • No food or drink are allowed near the laptop.
  • All laptop check-outs are on a first come, first serve basis.
  • All laptops have a maximun check-out time of 3 of hours OR 15 minutes before the library closes, whichever comes first.
  • Holds or renewals are not permitted.
  • Patrons are allowed to check out only one laptop at a time.
  • A current library card is required for laptop check-out.

Check-out Procedure

  • Patrons borrowing a laptop will need to read, agree, and abide by the Santa Clara County Library District Terms of Use.
  • All you need in order to check-out a laptop is your library card.
  • Check-outs are self-service and done at the laptop kiosks.

Fines and Fees

  • If the laptop is returned late, the fine is $1.00 per hour with up to a maximum of $20.00. There is no courtesy notice.
  • If the laptop is not returned within 2 days, it will be considered lost and the library patron is liable for the replacement cost.
  • If the laptop is returned damaged, the library patron will be responsible for any damage incurred, up to the replacement cost.

Connecting to the Network

Devices run on the Santa Clara County Library District Wireless Network, which is an unsecured public network. If you are unable to establish a connection, restart the device. It is important to note that the system will remove all files on restart.

Printing and Saving Files

As long as you're connected to the Santa Clara County District Wireless Network you may print to our public printers inside the library.
  • Black/White: $0.15 per page
  • Color: $0.20 per page

Files should be saved to a removable storage device (not included) or emailed to yourself. It is important to note that the system will remove all files on restart.

Hardware and Software Problems

  • Please notify the Accounts or Information Desk of any hardware or software problems.
  • If the device freezes, you can restart the device. Please make sure your information is saved onto a removable storage device or emailed to yourself. All data will be lost on restart.
  • Please notify staff of any damage to the device immediately.