In 2019, CCM began lending Chromebooks, lightweight laptops that run the Chrome OS from Google. Patrons can take Chromebooks home and use them for web browsing, word processing, and other basic computing tasks. 20 Chromebooks are available for checkout: 10 at CCM Edgewood and 10 at CCM Forest Hills.
CCM was the first library in the county, outside of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, to offer Chromebooks for checkout. All Chromebooks also come with a WiFi hotspot.
WiFi hotspots provide internet access on the go. CCM has had hotspots available for checkout since 2016, and they have been very popular. In 2019, we added more available hotspots, for a total of 10 at CCM Edgewood and 5 at CCM Forest Hills.
Patrons have been able to access the internet at CCM for decades, with public computers and WiFi at both locations. The Chromebook and hotspot lending program is a key part of CCM’s commitment to increasing information access to our community