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Saving Space at our Rural Library with Laptops

Laptops could be a good solution for small libraries that don't have the space for a permanently installed computer lab. We're a small, rural public library (pop. 5200 (winter) to 8000 (summer). We have three public desktops, one stand up express station, and 6 public laptops, simply because we lack the space, and the desire, for a dedicated computer area. When I teach a computer class, I set up the laptops in one of our two small meeting rooms.

What is your public computer's DNA?

Everything we do at MaintainIT is based on the experiences we gather from librarians and staff about maintaining public computers. We interview libraries each week, but another way we hear from libraries is through a link on our web site where we invite folks to share their experiences with us.