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Circulation Guide: Library Laptops

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Library Laptop User Agreement

Ely Library is pleased to offer laptop computers equipped with wireless access to students for use in the Library only. These laptops are configured to provide you with the same functionality as the other networked Library computers, thus you may search the Internet, type your papers, and print documents. The printed documents can be picked up from the designated area on the first floor of the Library. The following policies govern the use of laptops, please read carefully:

Loan Period  

  • Laptops are to be used in the Library only for a maximum of 2 consecutive hours at a time. All laptops should be returned to the Circulation Desk one hour before closing time to provide the Library staff time to check the condition of the equipment and to charge the batteries. Laptop check-out will stop one hour before the Library closes. 
  • Laptops are available on a first come, first served basis. Users cannot reserve a laptop.

Borrowing Procedures

  • Laptops can be checked out only by currently enrolled Westfield State University students by presenting a valid Westfield State University ID card and by signing the User Agreement Form at the Circulation Desk.  Library laptops are intended for university-related use in accordance with the University Computer Resources Policy. The Policy is available on the Web.
  • Users will be asked to read the Library's Laptop Use Policy the first time they check out a laptop.

Security/Use Guidelines

  • Laptops should not be left unattended.
  • Users must return the laptops to the Circulation Desk with hand-off to a staff member prior to leaving the Library; Laptops are not be left on any unattended Circulation Desk counter and are considered the responsibility of the student until a staff member signs them returned.

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