The Janet D. Greenwood Library is pleased to offer laptops for use to current Longwood students, faculty, and staff on a first-come, first-served basis. The Library has Dell and Macbook laptops available for checkout at the Circulation/Reserve Desk and Macbook laptops available for checkout in the Multimedia Lab. This service was designed to meet the growing demand for computers within the Learning Commons.
Loan Use and Liability
- You are required to present a valid Longwood ID to borrow a laptop. Other forms of ID are not accepted.
- No equipment will be checked out to any persons with overdue items or fines or without a valid Longwood ID.
- By checking out the equipment, you accept responsibility for repair/replacement of items that are lost, stolen, or damaged.
- Laptops will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. They may not be reserved.
- Students may checkout only one laptop at a time.
- Return the laptop to a staff member at the appropriate service desk. The Library is not responsible for laptops left unattended at a service desk.
- Staff will inspect equipment for damage before it is borrowed and when it is returned.
- The Library is not responsible for lost data. ALL data is automatically deleted when the laptop is restarted or turned off.
The loan period for laptops is 72 hours with no renewals. (Note: Laptop clocks are not accurate and may not be used to calculate due time.)
Overdue, Lost or Damaged Material or Fines & Liability
- Overdue fines are $1 an hour for each item including accessories.
- You are responsible for returning all items borrowed with your Longwood ID card by their due date and time. When a laptop becomes overdue, ALL borrowing privileges are blocked until the laptop is returned.
- Lost equipment and lost ID cards should be reported as soon as possible to a staff member at the appropriate service desk.
- After 24 hours an unreturned laptop will be considered stolen or lost. Charges for full replacement value will be imposed. Campus Police will be notified and an investigation may be initiated.
- Damaged items are evaluated to determine if the item can be repaired or a new one must be ordered.
The Library will not be responsible for damage done to users’ external storage media or non-Library multimedia/computer equipment used with Library equipment.
Attempts to damage or alter University equipment or software are a violation of University policy. Violators of this policy are subject to disciplinary action as prescribed in the University honor code and the student handbook, in addition to possible cancellation of information technology resources and systems access privileges.
Connecting, Printing & Saving Files
- Each laptop is equipped with wireless network access.
- Printing is not available from laptops. The computers in the Learning Commons may be used to print.
- Users must provide their own digital media for storage.
- Users may not download executable files to the hard drive.
Approved August 2009
Updated August 2011