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Library Laptops

LAPTOP CIRCULATION POLICY

A limited number of laptops are available on a first-come, first-served basis to current University of Missouri - St. Louis students. Laptops may be checked out at the Thomas Jefferson Library Public Service Desk for a 2 hour period and may not leave the Library.

Only one laptop may be checked out at a time to a patron. Students accept responsibility for any loss or damage to the laptop computer and agree to pay for repair or replacement costs as outlined below.

UMSL students must present a valid University student ID card  or government-issued photo ID and the student must be current in the Libraries' circulation system. Laptops will not be loaned if there is a delinquent charge on the student's circulation record. Patrons may not check out items on behalf of another patron.

For further information on the operation of laptops or other computer related questions, see the Student Assistants in the Library Research Commons in the Thomas Jefferson Library.

Fines and Charges: Damages to equipment and peripherals will be based on the cost of replacement or repair. These charges will be subject to the same collection procedures that are used for fines for damaged or lost library materials. Overdue laptops will accrue fines. All laptops are due to the Public Service Desk before the Libraries close each evening. There is a replacement charge for damage to the laptop and or its peripherals of up to $1630.00.

ITEM PRICE
MOUSE $25.00
CD-ROM DRIVE $60.00
AC ADAPTER & CORD $60.00
WIRELESS NETWORK CARD $100.00
CARRYING CASE $30.00
MODULAR BAY BATTERY $130.00
LAPTOP COMPUTER $1630.00

Acceptable Use Policy: These laptops are intended for university-related use in the Libraries by UMSL students in accordance with UMSL's Acceptable Use Policy. This policy may be viewed at: http://www.umsl.edu/technology/policy/acceptable.html.

Frequently Asked Questions: Please click on this link FAQ to view a list of answers to frequently asked questions about laptop use in the Libraries.

Security: DO NOT, under any circumstances, leave laptop computers or any valuables unattended in the Libraries. The Libraries are NOT responsible for lost or stolen laptops, personal computers, their components, or any other items.

For more information: Call the Public Service Desk at the Thomas Jefferson Library (516-5057).