Setup Instructions

To use Google Home (GH), you will need:

  • An Android or iOS tablet or smartphone which is set up for English and which supports a 5Ghz wifi connection
  • A secure 5Ghz wifi network -- most wifi routers and mobile devices sold in recent years support the 5Ghz band.
  • The Google Home app
  • A Google account

Note: You cannot set up GH on the library's wifi network.

Google Home Circulation Policy

Loan Rules:

  • 14 day loan period, no renewals, overdue fines: $2 per day
  • In order to borrow a device a patron must have a Minuteman Network Library card in good standing and must sign the Device Loan Agreement.
  • Devices are available to be borrowed in person at the Framingham Public Library.
  • Devices are not available for loan between Minuteman Library Network libraries or for Interlibrary Loan outside the Network.
  • The Device must be returned to the Circulation Desk at the Library where it was borrowed. It cannot be placed in a book drop or returned to any other Minuteman Network Library.
  • Devices are limited to one at a time per patron, for each type of device.
  • Requestable by Framingham residents only.
Borrower Responsibility and Replacement Costs

Borrower Responsibility and Replacement Costs:

  • The library is not responsible for any costs incurred or damage to personal equipment while borrowers use the devices or for the security of connected patron devices.
  • The library does its best to provide clean and fully functional equipment, but is not responsible for unforeseen hardware or software failure.
  • Borrowers are responsible for the safe-keeping and return of these items to the library in good working order and assume liability for the equipment while it is in their care.
  • Borrower is responsible for damaged and/or missing pieces of the package:
Item Replacement Cost
Google Home device $130
Google Home power adapter $130 (not currently sold separately)
Case or case component $20
Instructions $5
Everything $155
Before You Return Google Home

Before returning the Google Home to the Library, reset it to factory settings. See device instructions for details.