Does the Library have laptop computers that I can use?
Yes, as long as you are a current LMU student or an LMU Law School student. LMU staff and faculty may also borrow laptops. All laptop computers are configured to connect to the campus network through LMU's wireless network.
Where can I go to check out a laptop?
Come to the Media & Reserves Services desk, Hannon Library, 2ndfloor. You will be asked to fill out an Equipment Agreement Form in which you take responsibility for the laptop computer and peripherals checked out to you. You can only check out one laptop per person. Laptops are loaned on a first come, first served basis.
How long can I use the laptop before I have to turn it in?
Laptops can be checked out for four hours. If you would like to use the computer for more than 4 hours, you can renew it one time, if there is no one waiting. However, all laptops must be returned no later than 1 hour before the library closes. When you bring the laptop back, you must go through the check-in process to insure that it was returned in good shape. You will need to sign a "Proof of Return" receipt from the Media/Reserve staff.
What happens if I keep it for more than 4 hours without renewing it?
You will be charged a late fee of $10.00 per hour. And if the computer is lost, stolen or damaged you will be charged a replacement fee (for the replacement cost of the computer, or repairs) of up to $700.00.
Can I save my work on a library’s laptop?
All computers will have DeepFreeze installed on them, which means that all files will be lost once the computer is rebooted. This means that the library will not be able to recover files accidentally left in the hard disk after the computer has been returned, so save your files to a flash drive, or on LionShare, or email them to yourself before you turn in the computer.
Will the laptop be charged and ready to use as soon as I check it out?
We keep laptops plugged at the charging station behind the service counter, but we can’t guarantee that an individual computer will be fully charged when it’s checked out. We advise you to plug them in and not to rely on the battery.
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