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MacBooks Available for Student Checkout

20 added to Library laptop program

August 25, 2011
Story by Emily Nielsen, OSU Library Communications Intern

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER -The Library has purchased 20 new Macbook Pros for students to check out.

Students spoke and the Library answered. Staff received numerous requests for Macs to be made available. The purchase of the MacBooks was largely in response to student feedback.

When asked about the benefits of using the new MacBooks, laptop manager Jon Hall said, “If you are used to a PC then getting adjusted to a Mac may take some effort. Using the MacBooks however, is more than worth it. They are extremely fast and responsive. The 17” HD LCD screens allow for unbelievable graphics and enough space to accommodate several open windows at once.”

The MacBooks come loaded with Microsoft Office, as well as popular Apple standards, such as GarageBand, iPhoto, iMovie and Facetime.

In addition to the 20 new MacBooks, the Library also has 30 iPads and 160 Dell laptops available for student use. All of these machines can be checked out at the circulation desk. Loan periods are five hours, and can be renewed once unless there is a waiting list. MacBooks, iPads and laptops can be taken anywhere on or off campus, but cannot be kept overnight.

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system that cuts across disciplines to better prepare students for a new world. Oklahoma's only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research and outreach. OSU has more than 32,000 students across its five-campus system and nearly 21,000 on its Stillwater campus; with students from all 50 states and about 110 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 200,000 students who have made a lasting impact on Oklahoma and the world. CREATE - INNOVATE - EDUCATE - GO STATE!

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URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/macbooks.htm
Last Updated: 25 Aug 2011

Media Contact:

Bonnie Ann Cain-Wood, APR
Email: lib-pub@okstate.edu
Phone: (405) 744-7331

225 Edmon Low Library
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078-1071

Media Contact:

Bonnie Ann Cain-Wood, APR

Email: lib-pub@okstate.edu
Phone: (405) 744-7331

225 Edmon Low Library
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078-1071

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