When I'm finished with the laptop, may I just put it on the Circulation Desk and leave?
Leaving a laptop unattended anywhere in the Library is a risk, even at the Circulation Desk.
It is safest for you to hand it to one of the Circulation staff before you leave.
Why does it take so long to check a laptop out or in?
When the Circulation staff checks a laptop out to you, they record information that is important for solving problems and identifying correct fines. However, it generally takes less than a minute to check out a laptop. When the laptop is returned, the staff does a quick check for damage or missing pieces.
It is important to us that every user gets a laptop in good working order, and that if a user is charged for damage or loss, it is the correct user!! You can shorten the check-in time if you shut down Windows and turn the laptop off.
Can I print out my work?
Yes, there are printers for the laptops on each floor of the Library.
If your battery runs low, save your work to an external drive (not the hard drive!!), bring the laptop to the Circulation Desk on first floor and we will replace your battery with a fresh one.
If you are going to be working more than an hour, you might consider checking out a power cord at the time you borrow a laptop. If you plug the laptop into the wall, you won't have to worry about a dying battery.