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County Offers Free Laptop Checkout at 2 Local Libraries

Studying and researching just got easier at two local libraries where the San Diego County Library is now offering laptops for checkout through a vending-machine-style kiosk. 

Right now, the laptops are available for use at the Imperial Beach Library or the Borrego Springs Library.

The service is free and can be used by anyone who has a county library card, according to the county. The laptops can be used for the whole day, or for a few hours.

“In today’s world you have to have access to a computer and a lot of people, unfortunately, can’t afford a computer,” said Supervisor Greg Cox, in a video posted by the County of San Diego. “Well, now they can come to the library in Imperial Beach.”

The laptops are not allowed to leave the library. They come connected to Wi-Fi and come with portable chargers.

The San Diego County Library is working to get these kiosks to more public libraries around the county.