Takeout Technology Service at CPL

By Cambridge Public Library

We extend access to technology like Chromebook laptops and mobile WiFi hotspots by allowing patrons to check out devices during the COVID-19 public health crisis.

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This is an ongoing program.
Monday through Saturday.

Days and times vary for each library. Call us during our Contactless Pickup service hours to request a device from one of our available locations. Please also be aware of our holiday hours provided on our Contactless Pickup page: click here to review times. 

This program will continue to be available during the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Ages: Adults.

Organization affiliates only.

Anyone with a library card can request to checkout our takeout technology when devices are available. We recommend adults accompany young children wishing to checkout devices. You can also request a temporary library card if you do not currently have one: click here to get a temporary library card online.


Main Library Q&A Desk
Help & Information Desk

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

Main Library:                    617-349-4040 
Central Square Branch:   617-349-4010  
O’Neill Branch:                 617-349-4023 
Valente Branch:                617-349-4015 

Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

Takeout Technology Pickup Instructions

Please follow the instructions for requesting contactless pickup on our website: https://www.cambridgema.gov/cpl/Services/takeouttech



  • In-person only.

Cambridge Main Public Library

449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138
Estados Unidos

Mid Cambridge
O'Neill Branch Library

70 Rindge Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140
Estados Unidos

North Cambridge
Valente Branch

826 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02141
Estados Unidos

Wellington Harrington
Central Square Branch Library

45 Pearl Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Estados Unidos


You must request a device and wait to receive notice that it is available to pickup.

Wheelchair accessible.

Devices are available for a 2-week checkout period with 2 automatic renewals if no one else is waiting. Devices can be checked out individually or as a single package. If you do not have access to the internet, you will need a mobile hotspot in order to use a Chromebook.

Additional information

The Library launched its Takeout Technology program in early August to extend patron access to technology resources during the Covid-19 public health crisis. Since the program was launched, the library has expanded its offerings from Chromebook laptops to mobile WIFI hotspots. The latest phase will allow patrons to check out a Chromebook laptop and a mobile WIFI hotspot as a single item. Takeout Technology service will also expand to Central Square, O’Neill and Valente branch locations in addition to the Main Library.