Only students, faculty and staff currently affiliated with University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and with a valid UW-L ID, may borrow available technology equipment.
The borrower is responsible for the proper use and safe return of the library’s technology equipment. Never leave the equipment unattended--you are responsible for the equipment until you have returned it to a Reserve Desk employee and it is checked in. Billing charges will be assessed to you if any equipment is lost or stolen while it is checked out to you.
Late fees of $10 per hour are assessed for overdue equipment, with a maximum fee of $50. A fee of $5 or above will place a block on the patron’s borrowing privileges.
Fees for damaged equipment will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Library Systems and Technology personnel will establish the cost of repair that will be passed on to the responsible patron.
A replacement cost of up to $2,000, plus a processing fee of $15, will be charged to any patron who fails to return any technology equipment.
Laptop computers and iPads are available for checkout
to UW-La Crosse students, faculty and staff at the
Reserve Desk. Laptops and iPads can be borrowed for a
2-hour loan period with one renewal. Laptops and iPads
do not leave the library.
Laptops and iPads are charged from the Reserve Desk and may be used within the Murphy Library ONLY. THEY MAY NOT BE TAKEN BEYOND THE EXIT GATE.
Eligible patrons must present a valid UW-L ID card at the Reserve Desk as well as sign an agreement about the borrower’s responsibilities and potential liabilities before the laptop or iPad is charged out. User agreements will be kept in an electronic file for the duration of the borrower’s time on campus.
Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis…no reservations. Only one (1) laptop or iPad may be borrowed per person. Loan duration is limited to two (2) hours maximum. One renewal is allowed based on availability. Laptops and iPads must be returned no later than 30 minutes before closing regardless of time charged out.
Patron is responsible for the safe return of the laptop or iPad to the Reserve Desk. They must be given to a Reserve Desk employee--never leave a laptop or iPad unattended on the desk counter when returning it. The personnel on duty will check to see that the laptop or iPad is returned intact. It is highly recommended that patrons wait while the laptop or iPad is examined and discharged and they should plan for this delay.
Any applications or personal data that have been downloaded onto the iPad will be erased when the iPad is returned.
The iPads come preconfigured with all the normal applications as well as a few library- and research-related apps. They also include a prominent link to a three-question survey, intended to help librarians determine best usage policies and which applications students would find most useful.
All files must be saved to a flash drive or your online file storage (U-drive). Any files that are saved to the laptop will be lost when the computer is shut down. Printing from the laptops is now available.
These laptops are equipped with the following applications:
Technology Equipment (i.e. Laptops, iPads, and other) may be checked out at the Circulation service desk to any current UW-La Crosse student/staff with a valid UW-L ID.
By signing below, I agree to the following when I check out Equipment:
********** BORROWER RESPONSIBILITY AGREEMENT *************
PLEASE READ THE ABOVE BEFORE SIGNING! By my signature below, I certify that I have read, understood, and accept all of the terms and conditions of above agreement.
Name (printed) _____________________________
University ID Number ________________________