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Library Laptop Computers

20 Dell Latitude and 4 Apple MacBook Pro laptops are available for check out by students at the Circulation/Reserve Desk in the F.G. Woodward Library. The laptops can be checked out for three hours at a time and may not be taken out of the library. The laptop comes with a power adapter.

The laptops are Internet-ready through a wireless connection and include Microsoft Windows 7 operating system and Office 2010 Professional (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), along with Internet Explorer, Adobe Acrobat, Windows Media Player. Be sure to bring a thumb drive or DVD-RW media to save your work when checking out laptop computers because files cannot be saved permanently to the hard drive.

Students are asked to fill out a Laptop Responsibility Form one time for each academic year, which will be kept on file with a note placed in the student's library record.

How to Borrow a Laptop Computer

Bring your APSU student ID to the F.G. Woodward Library and go to the Main Floor Circulation/Reserve Desk (just inside the entrance to the building). Only currently enrolled APSU students may check out a laptop.

Tell the library staff person at the desk that you would like to borrow a laptop.

Pay any fines owing the library. You will not be allowed to check out a laptop if you have $25.00 or more in fines or overdue books, any overdue recalls, AND "lost" charges on your library record.

If you haven't already done so, fill out and sign the responsibility form provided by the library staff person at the desk. This form will be kept on file for the current academic year, so you will only need to fill out this form one time in a given academic year. The library staff will place a note in your library records indicating that the form is filled out and on file.

The laptop will be checked out on your library record and will be due three hours (or less) from the time you checked it out. You will also be given a power cord to use with the laptop. Be sure to return these accessories when you return the laptop.

The laptops accrue fines if they are kept overdue, and if kept more than four hours overdue, the replacement cost and a non-refundable processing fee will be placed on your library record. The replacement cost is waived when the laptop is returned, however the processing fee will not be waived, and you will be responsible for all accrued fines as well as the processing fee.

The laptops may only be used in the Woodward Library, and may not be taken outside the building.

Please return the laptop to a library staff person at the Circulation/Reserve Desk, no later than fifteen minutes before the Circulation/Reserve Desk closes.

Laptop Circulation Policy

Where are the laptops?

Laptops may be checked out at the Circulation/Reserve Desk on the main level in the F.G. Woodward Library

Who may borrow a laptop?

Only currently enrolled APSU students may check out laptops. APSU ID is required (no exceptions). You must have less than ($25.00) in fines and over dues, no overdue recalls on your library record, and no lost charges in order to borrow a laptop.

Responsibility Form

Students are required to sign a responsibility form before receiving the laptop.

Responsibility forms will be provided at the Circulation/Reserve Desk and kept on file for the CURRENT academic year. A note will be placed in the student's library record indicating that the form has been signed and is on file. As long as this form is on file and is current, the student may check out a laptop without filling out an additional form.

Where can the laptops be used?

The laptops may be used ONLY in the Woodward library and may NOT be taken outside the library.

Can I check out more than one?

A student may check out only one laptop at any given time. One student = one ID = one laptop.

Loan Period

When you check out the laptop, it will be due three hours from the time you checked it out, or by fifteen minutes before the Circulation/Reserve Desk closes, whichever is sooner. You may renew the laptop one time for three more hours, by bringing it to the Circulation/Reserve Desk, as long as no one else is waiting to check one out.

Time Limits

All laptops must be returned to the Circulation/Reserve Desk no later than fifteen minutes before the time the Circulation/Reserve Desk closes.

Can I reserve a laptop in advance?

Laptops may NOT be reserved in advance. You may not place holds on laptops. You may not ask the circulation staff to hold a laptop for you. All laptop check outs are on a first come, first served basis. In times of high demand, a waiting list will be used at the Circulation/Reserve Desk. If your name is on the waiting list, you must be present when a laptop becomes available or you will lose your place in the list.

Returns

All laptops must be returned in person to a library staff member at the Circulation/Reserve Desk. This is the only place where laptops can be checked out, renewed and returned

Please be sure to remove any floppy disk that you were using with the laptop before you return it. Any disks found in the laptops later, will be placed in "Lost and Found" at the Circulation/Reserve Desk.

Fines and replacement charges

Fines will be assessed at a rate of $1.00 per hour for an overdue laptop. Four hours after the laptop is due, it will be declared lost and a non-refundable $20.00 processing fee will be assessed in addition to the replacement cost of the laptop ($2000). These charges will be placed on your library record and will also be sent to the University Business Office for collection. The replacement cost will be removed when the laptop is returned, but the $20 processing fee will NOT be removed.

Lost or damaged laptops

If the laptop is lost, stolen, or damaged while you have it checked out, or returned with missing components, you may be held liable for the costs to replace or repair the laptop or its components which were checked out with the laptop.

Your student technology fee provides this service. Please be careful with the laptop in your custody. Do not leave it unattended.

Borrower Responsibility

Laptops may be checked out at the Circulation/Reserve Desk to any APSU student with a valid APSU ID, library fines of less that $25.00 (including overdue items), no overdue recalls, and no "lost" charges on their library record.

Students are required to have a signed responsibility form on file before receiving the laptop. The forms will be kept on file for the current academic year only (Fall-Spring, and Summer separately).

Laptops are for use within the library only, one laptop per student.

Laptops are loaned for a period of three hours, with one renewal period allowed if other students are not waiting to use a laptop.

Laptops must be returned no later than fifteen minutes before the Circulation/Reserve Desk closes.

Laptops may not be reserved in advance.

Laptops must be returned to a library staff member at the Circulation/Reserve Desk.

Fines will be assessed at a rate of $1.00 per hour for an overdue laptop. Four hours after the laptop is due, it will be declared lost and a non-refundable $20 processing fee will be assessed in addition to the replacement cost of the laptop ($2000).

You will be held liable for replacement charges for lost or damaged equipment.

Your student technology fee provides this service. Please be careful with the laptop in your custody. Do not leave it unattended.