Macbook FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How many laptops are available?

A: As many as 60 MacBooks may be available for checkout. Fifteen of the MacBooks are up to two week check outs, reserved for student use.  Fory-five of the MacBooks are available for check out by faculty, staff, or students for up to a semester at a time. However, not all 60 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 search of "Kencirc", which will bring up all the computer and various equipment available for check out.

Q: Who may check the laptops out?

A: Fifteen of the MacBooks are two week check outs, reserved for student use.  Thirty of the MacBooks are available for check out by faculty, staff, or students for up to a semester at a time. The MacBooks have a standard load.  If faculty or staff need specialized software or need a PC, Desktop Support should be contacted at ext. (740) 427-5951 to see whether a laptop is available from the faculty/staff loaner pool. For more information on the faculty/staff pool please contact helpline at ext. (740) 427-5700.

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

A:  Fifteen of the MacBooks are up to two week check outs, reserved for student use.  Thirty of the MacBooks are available for check out by faculty, staff, or students for up to a semester at a time

Q: May I reserve a laptop?

A: Two week  laptops will circulate on a first-come first served basis; they are not reservable.  The extended Macbook pool may be reserved by faculty, staff or students.

      Please use this form to request an extended macbook. 

Q: May I renew a laptop?

A: Renewals of extended Macbooks must be approved by a Library Services Supervisor. 

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: Laptops can be checked out overnight.  In general, laptops and equipment do not circulate over the long semester break. 

Q: May I install software on the Macbook?

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 an usb drive.  Once the Macbook is shut down it will automatically wipe all saved or unsaved files on the laptop.