Through a Library Foundation grant funded by the Dubuque Racing Association, the Carnegie-Stout Public Library now has 10 Hewlett Packard Compaq 6710b laptops available for in-library use. To check out a laptop, patrons must be City residents over the age of 18 with a valid Library card and a picture ID. Before the first use of a laptop, the Responsibility & Checkout form must be read and signed at the Circulation Service Desk.
"The HP Compaq 6710b works as hard as you do" according to a HP website. The computer has the latest Intel Core 2 Duo 2Ghz processor, a 15.4 diagonal widescreen, a standard memory of 1 gigabyte plus four USB ports and a DVD-writer optical drive. Windows XP is the operating system.
Adult Services Manager Michelle Hellmer says, "There are often times when all twelve of the terminals in our Internet Services Center are in use, particularly on Wednesday mornings when we offer computer classes. The laptops with wireless Internet access give library users more options during our busiest times."
For more information, call the Library Circulation Desk at 563-589-4225 option #3.