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Takeout Technology


The Cambridge Public Library has a variety of technology available to borrow for a two-week loan period with two automatic renewals if no one is waiting. 


1. Call us to request a device

Call us during our service hours to request a device from the list below.

Main Library:                    617-349-4425 
Boudreau Branch:            617-349-4017
Central Square Branch:   617-349-4010  
Collins Branch:                617-349-4021
O’Connell Branch:           617-349-4019
O’Neill Branch:                617-349-4023
Valente Branch:               617-349-4015

Provide your library card number and let us know what you would like to borrow. 

2. Pick up your device 

When your requested item is ready for pickup, we will call you and hold the item for 5 open days. You can pickup during our current service hours.  

3. Return your device

Return your device to a service desk during our service hours. Takeout Technology must be returned to the same location you picked up the item.


Takeout Technology Items

Chromebook Laptop

Available at all Library locations

Chromebooks are simple laptop computers that allow you to check email, watch streaming video, take online classes and more.

You will need internet access in order to use a Chromebook.


Mobile Hotspot

Available at all Library locations

Mobile hotspots are simple devices that provide a wireless internet connection (Wi-Fi). You can use a mobile hotspot together with a library chromebook, or with your own computer.


Contact a Library location for information about additional devices such as:

  • Portable DVD Player
  • GoPro Hero 8
  • Computer mice
  • Select phone/device chargers
  • Select laptop chargers