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The Performing Arts Library has Chromebook laptops for checkout to Kent State University students, faculty, or staff.
A Chromebook is not the same as a Windows or Mac laptop, and uses ChromeOS operating system. Programs normally installed on PCs or Macs can’t be installed on a Chromebook. You can only install Chrome Apps or Extensions from the Google Web Store. Once you have installed an App, it is associated with your account and will usually show up no matter which Chromebook you login to. This means you can add any apps you want while using this computer.
These computers are set up to only allow the use of a Kent State University login. To use the laptop, use the same user name and password as you would use for Flashline. It will automatically sign you in and sync to programs like your Kent State email, Google Drive, and any bookmarks or apps you have saved for that account. Simply logging off or shutting down the computer will erase all of this information. We won’t even be able to see what logins have been used. For more details on security, applications, downloading and other topics review the Performing Arts Library Chromebook FAQs.