Current students, faculty, staff and alumni of Saint Peter's University may use Chromebooks.
Emeritus faculty may also use this service.
Please settle any outstanding balances on your Library account before you try to check out a chromebook. You will not be able to check out a chromebook if you owe a library fine.
1. Present your One Card to the Circulation staff.
2. Sign form stating that you agree to the rules of use for the Chromebook you are checking out.
3. Sign in to your SPU email to see what day your Chromebook is due back.
Chromebooks are free to checkout. However, there will be a fee assessed for any overdue or lost laptops.
Q: How do I turn my chromebook on and off?
A: To turn on the chromebook, open the lid of and press the power button. To turn off the chromebook, just close the lid. You may also press and hold the power button to power off the chromebook.
Q:How do I log-in?
A: You can only log-in using your SPU email address and password. You must access this website:https://www.saintpeters.edu/its/documentation/laptop-only-wireless-registration/ follow the section of the article titled "For Android devices". You must log into a WIFI network to use the chromebook. Once logged in, you will automatically have access to your Saint Peter’s University account Gmail; including use of Docs, Sheets, Calendar, etc.
Q:Does a chromebook have Microsoft Word or any other Microsoft products on it?
A:No, a chromebook uses an operating system called ChromeOS. You are unable to install any programs. You are able to use Google programs such as Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.. You also have access to any programs that can be found in the Google Web Store
Q:Can I change any settings or install any Apps?
A:Yes. You have access to the Google web store where you may download applications. You also have the ability to change layouts or settings. These changes will not be seen by anyone else. Once the computer is shut down all your settings will be erased. However, anything that you change will be saved in the cloud with your google account and your previous settings will be available.
Q: Am I able to access Blackboard for my classes?
A: Yes. You should not have any issues accessing any website that you want to use.
Q: Does it have a CD/DVD drive?
A: No. You may access any media through a Flash drive or SD card.
For any questions or concerns regarding the Chromebook policies please contact:
Circulation Services Coordinator
Interlibrary Loan Specialist
Tel: (201) 761-6461