Student Laptop Loan Program

Student Laptop User Agreement 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Q: How many laptops are available? 

A: As many as 19 MacBooks may be available for checkout. However, not all 19 may be available at all times due to maintenance needs and repairs.

Q: How do I find out whether a laptop is available? 

A: You may search CONSORT to see if any laptops are available; do a title or keyword search for laptops student macbook.

Q: Who may check the laptops out? 

A: At this time this is a pool for student use; faculty and staff should contact Desktop Suppport to see whether a laptop is available from the faculty/staff loaner pool. More information on the faculty/staff pool is available at:

Q: For how long may I check out a laptop? 

A: For four hours at a time, unless it is checked out after 10 pm. Laptops checked out after 10 pm will be due at the circulation desk 15 minutes before closing. There are no overnight checkouts. 

Q: May I reserve a laptop? 

A: Laptops will circulate on a first-come first served basis; they are not reservable.

Q: May I renew a laptop? 

A: Yes, if nobody is waiting at the circulation desk for one.

Q: May I check out more than one laptop at a time? 

A: No, a student may only check out one laptop at a time.

Q: What happens if I check out a laptop and do not return it on time? 

A: Overdue fines will accrue at a rate of $10 per hour. If a laptop is overdue by more than four hours the user's borrowing privileges will be suspended until all equipment is returned and all fines are paid.

Q: What happens if the laptop is damaged or I lose something while I have it checked out? 

A: Users are responsible for the full cost of replacement of or repair of equipment and will be billed in accordance with College procedures.

Q: May I take the laptop out of the library? 

A: Yes, but it still must be returned on time.

Q: May I check out a laptop overnight? Over a break? 

A: No.

Q: May I install my own software? 

A: No.

Q: May I save files on the laptop? 

A: LBIS strongly advises against saving files on the laptop. The MacBooks are regularly and frequently reloaded, which wipes out all data. LBIS strongly suggests saving all work to your H: drive or to an external device such as a usb flash drive.