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275 new laptops available for checkout from Lexington Public Library

Posted at 5:39 PM, Oct 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 17:41:05-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Lexington Public Library system has 275 new laptops available for cardholders to check out.

A library is traditionally a place that makes the world accessible to those using it, both through its books and its technology.

Lexington Public Library Development Director Anne Donworth said with the pandemic forcing libraries to lower their capacity limits and as society continues relying more on technology, it was necessary to make this resource available to people in their own homes.

“We believe everybody needs to be informed and engaged. We want people to have access to information and to the services that they need. Computers are a huge part of how people do that in the 21st century,” Donworth said.

The laptops have programs installed to make tasks like job hunting easier, including Microsoft Office.

“It’s designed for the adults, but it can be used for children as well as these adults are helping their children navigate non-traditional instruction,” Donworth said.

Laptops can be checked out for a total of 14 days. This will automatically renew if no other person has reserved the computer.

The computers will be cleaned and sanitized in between checkouts.

You can reserve a laptop by calling your local branch or by visiting the Lexington Public Library website.