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.