Baltimore City Chromebook Distribution
In partnership with Baltimore City Information & Technology and the Maryland Office of Statewide Broadband the Pratt Library will be distributing 30,000 HP Chromebooks to eligible Baltimore City households. Distribution events will be held at various Pratt locations and local community sites. Through the Maryland Connected Devices Program (MD-CDP), efforts will continue to decrease the digital divide and increase digital literacy in the Baltimore City community.
AppointmentsBook your appointment online
The link above will take you to the scheduling website. Begin by selecting the pickup location. Select a date on the calendar and available times will appear. You can browse through additional months by using the arrows at the top of the calendar. If a date is grayed out, appointments are unavailable for that day.
Once you select a time, a form will appear. Once you fill out the required sections, select Complete Appointment. You will receive an email confirmation from Acuity Scheduling. If you entered a phone number, you will receive a SMS/text reminder 24 hours before your appointment.
If you need help signing up for an appointment, you may call Marylanders Online at (301) 405-9810. Help is provided in English and Spanish, Monday to Friday 10 am to 8 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm.
If you miss your appointment, you may book a new appointment.
Over the next several months, the Pratt Library will continue to expand appointments to more locations. If you can't find any available appointments at the moment, please check the scheduling website where the next appointment release time will be posted.
Only Baltimore City residents 18 years or older may participate. One device is allowed per household.
In order to pick up your Chromebook, you must provide:
Photo ID (driver’s license, state ID, work or government ID, passport, etc.)
Proof of Baltimore City residence
Proof of one of the following qualifications listed below
Households with an income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines
$27,180 for a household of 1
$36,620 for a household of 2
$46,060 for a household of 3
$55,500 for a household of 4
Or $9,440 more for each additional household member
Households enrolled in the federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)
- Households that participate in government assistance programs such as:
- Child receives free or reduced-price school lunch
- Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
- Pell Grant (current award year)
- SNAP, formerly Food Stamps
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit
Examples of proof include (but are not limited to) a proof of benefit like your SNAP or Medicaid card, your internet bill showing the ACP discount, or the first page of your most recent tax return.
If you are not eligible or do not meet the qualifications for this distribution, the Pratt still has you covered. Chromebooks may be borrowed from any location by customers 13 or older with a Pratt Library card.
Computer & Internet Devices
With a Pratt Library card, you can borrow computer and internet devices like Chromebooks, tablets, and mobile hotspots to get online from the comfort of your home.
On-Site Computer & Internet Access
The Pratt offers free access to internet at all Library locations, accessible with your own device or with one of our computers using a valid library card.