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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 a valid picture ID at check out.
     
  • Laptops or power cords may not be removed from the library.
     
  • Laptops and power cords are checked out in 4-hour intervals, and must be returned to the Technology Lounge help desk.
     
  • After 2am or when the Technology Lounge is unstaffed, laptops are to be returned to the security desk on the main floor. Leaving laptops on the Technology Lounge help desk when it is unstaffed will result in laptop checkout privileges being lost for the semester. Hours can be found at www.library.sc.edu.   
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • The Thomas Cooper Library is not responsible for any loss of data while using the laptops.
     
  • Wireless networks are available on all floors in the library.
     
  •  Print jobs can be retrieved from any library printer on any floor.  (10¢ black & white and 25¢ color)
     
  • 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 (http://www.sc.edu/library/labpol.html) and the Student Guidelines for Responsible Computing from the Web site (http://www.uts.sc.edu/Policies/Responsible.shtml), as well as all applicable federal and state laws, when using the laptops.