Fresno Co Library to receive Google Chromebooks

This undated photo provided by Google shows the Chromebook. Google is dangling a low-priced laptop computer in front of consumers as rivals Microsoft and Apple prepare to release their latest gadgets. The lightweight computer unveiled Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 will sell for $249 and is being made in a partnership with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., which also makes smartphones and tablet computers that run on Google's Android software. (Google)

January 24, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
The Fresno County Library will receive forty new Google Chromebooks next month.

It joins other libraries participating in the California Public Libraries Google Chromebook Pilot Project to expand internet access through public libraries.

The Politi Branch on First and Bullard will receive Chromebooks on February first. The Clovis and Reedley branches will also be getting the lightweight laptops in the coming months.

They can be checked out for two hours at a time with a library card.