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University Libraries - Cooper Technology Lounge Laptops

Laptop Loans

  • Each year, borrowers must read the laptop contract form and sign to indicate that they understand their responsibility for the laptops and power cords.
  • Borrowers must be current students, faculty or staff and present their Carolina Card at check out.
  • Laptops and associated paraphernalia (power cords, phone charges, headphones, etc. ) are on a 4 hour loan period and are for library use only.
  • During the Fall and Spring Semesters, all laptops and power cords are checked out in 4-hour intervals, and must be returned to the Technology Lounge help desk.
  • During the Summer Semester, PC laptops are “On your time,” and can be borrowed for 3 days. Equipment must be returned to the Technology Lounge help desk.
  • All equipment borrowed that is due back after the Technology Lounge closes must be returned to the security cart located near the exit gate on the main floor. Leaving laptops or any associated paraphernalia on the help desk when it is unstaffed will result in a borrowing privileges being lost for the semester. Hours can be found at
  • Laptops and power cords are available on a first-come first-served basis, and renewals are permitted provided no one else is waiting to use the equipment.
  • Borrowers may check out one laptop and power cord at a time.
  • Borrowers should inspect the laptops and power cord at check out and are responsible for any damage or loss that occurs while the laptops are in their possession.
  • Borrowers should ensure they are signed out of any accounts (social media, email, etc.) and also ensure they are not signed in and synced on any internet browser.
  • The Thomas Cooper Library is not responsible for any loss of data while using the laptops.
  • Laptops and power cords cannot be left unattended, and the borrower’s privileges will be revoked.
  • Overdue fines of $1.00 per hour will be charged to the borrower’s account if the equipment is not returned on time.
  • Wireless networks are available on all floors in the library.
  • Print jobs can be retrieved from any library printer on any floor.
  • Mobile printing is also available from the home page. These print jobs must still be obtained from a release station located at the library.
  • Borrowers agree not to copy any software from the hard disk to any other storage medium or other machine. They also agree not to alter the software, make changes to the laptops or install other software. Theft or misuse of the laptops, including hardware and software contents will result in prosecution to the full extent of the law.
  • Borrowers agree to abide by the Computer Lab Policies from the Web site ( and the Student Guidelines for Responsible Computing from the Web site (, as well as all applicable federal and state laws, when using the laptops.