Customers must read and sign an agreement before they check out a BCLS Connects item. They must also participate in some one-on-one training so that they know how to use the MiFi and/or Chromebook. Instructions are included with all BCLS Connects items. The library will also host monthly workshops for additional technical training. Click here to see schedule and register.
BCLS Connects items are available at all BCLS locations including the mobile library. Customers can place a hold on the item of their choice and it will be sent to the library they designate for pickup.
14-Day checkout, Ages 18+, No Renewals
OPTION 1 – BCLS Connects Kit
Includes: Chromebook (+ charger), Kajeet SmartSpot wi-fi jetpack (+ charger), Mouse, User Guide, & Case
OPTION 2 – BCLS Connects Chromebook
Includes: Chromebook (+ charger), Mouse, User Guide, & Case
OPTION 3 – BCLS Connects MiFi (coming soon)
Includes: Kajeet SmartSpot wi-fi jetpack (+ charger)
Overdue: $2.00 per day, $10.00 maximum
Lost Chromebook: $300.00
Miscellaneous Lost Fees: MiFi Unit (SmartSpot): $50.00, Mouse: $20.00, Case: $50.00, Cables: $25.00 (each) Lost Kit (7+ days overdue): $420.00
SmartSpots can only be used for one device, and should only be used domestically (within the United States). Each device has a 250 MB limit per day, and 1000 MB limit per loan period. Network connection strength depends on user’s location. The SmartSpot can charge through an outlet or through the Chromebook. The battery can last up to 8 hours, depending on the type of use.
Samsung Chromebook 2:
Ending your session, closing the device, or turning off the Chromebook removes any data, saved pages, passwords, and changes to settings. If you do not have a Google account, you may use a flash drive to store and share files. Not all sites will be Chrome compatible. The Chromebook will go into sleep mode after 120 minutes. The average battery life is 8 hours, depending on the type of use.
All BCLS Connects items MUST be returned to the front desk — PLEASE Do not return items to bookdrops!
If the kit is overdue, the SmartSpot will not work at all, and the Chromebook will only have access to a specific library webpage for five-minute intervals.
If you require further assistance, please contact your local Berkeley County Library here.
Daniel Island: 843-471-2952 Goose Creek: 843-572-1376 Hanahan: 843-553-0047 Moncks Corner: 843-719-4223 Sangaree: 843-695-1208 St. Stephen: 843-567-4862 M.O.R.E. Bookmobile: 843-719-4247