DID YOU KNOW? — You can check out laptops? Yes, you can! Laptop computers are available for checkout at all Bienville Parish Libraries. True, not all branches have as many to check out as the Main Library in Arcadia — but you can check out laptops at each branch to do classwork, resume writing, financial spreadsheets, or write the next great American novel!
Each laptop is loaded to the brim with the latest software that you can use to get things accomplished! You need your own flash drive to store your work, but other than that, you’re set to get to work! Each laptop has its own built-in Internet capability — it can find any hot spot you’re near and connect! You can check out laptop computers for 1-week then you must bring it back. If there’s no one waiting, you can check it out again! If you’re late — there’s a hefty fine ($10 a day!) and other charges for lost or damaged equipment. But as long as you return the laptop in the same condition as you checked it out — no worries, no problems!
Another option is the use of the public computers. Since we’re still under state COVID restrictions, we’ve socially distanced patrons at the computer stations, and you can use the computer for 1-hour (if no one else is waiting – you can possibly request another 30-minute to 1-hour session)! You’ll also need to wear a mask while in the library (for your safety) — We’ll also be wearing our masks too! Each station is disinfected after each use so no risk of contamination! We open, we’re safe and secure, and we’re ready to help you! See you soon!