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Potranco Dispensary Equipment

How to use the LibBox, the Holds Lockers, and the Laptop Kiosk located at the Potranco Branch Library

What is the Laptop Kiosk?

The Laptop Kiosk at the Potranco Branch Library is located inside the library and allows you to checkout a laptop for up to 3 hours at a time. There is no limit to the amount of checkouts in one day. These laptops have internet access, disc drives, and a variety of pre-installed software such as Microsoft Word. Wireless printing from a laptop is currently unavailable.

You will need your physical library card as well as the password to your library account in order to checkout a laptop. Please note that you must be at least 13 years old in order to use this service, and your account must also be in good standing.

Using the Laptop Kiosk

  1. Visit the Potranco Branch Library during normal library hours (see hours)
  2. Scan your library card at the Laptop Kiosk to begin the checkout process
  3. Accept the terms and agreements for laptop and internet usage at the library
  4. Enter your library account password
  5. A laptop will be dispensed to you; make note of the return time on the laptop kiosk screen*
  6. Use the log-in information on the laptop kiosk to access the laptop
  7. When finished, return the laptop to any available slot in the kiosk
  8. Wait for the confirmation screen that the laptop was successfully returned

*Laptops are checked out for 3 hours at a time. The laptop kiosk will inform you of the return time during checkout, but the laptop itself will not give you any notification of the return time. Please visit the front desk if you need assistance with your return time. Laptops carry a $25/hr late charge.

Issues?

TO REPORT AN ISSUE WITH THE LAPTOP KIOSK:

  • If the Laptop Kiosk does not dispense a laptop, or if you experience any issues while using a laptop, please visit the front desk during normal library hours; contact us at 210-207-9280; or see if your question has been asked/answered in our Potranco Dispensary FAQs.