In order to check out and use the library's circulating laptops, all students, faculty, and staff must agree to the following Laptop Checkout Agreement prior to their first laptop checkout. All patrons checking out one or more of the library's laptops is bound to the conditions of the agreement for the duration of each checkout. For additional conditions, see the library's borrowing policies
Laptop Checkout Agreement
Thomas F. Holgate Library
agree to the following laptop checkout terms:
1. I am a currently enrolled Bennett
College for Women student or College employee (faculty or staff). I understand
that the laptops and accessories (e.g., headsets) are for use ONLY within the library with College ID.
2. I will not leave the laptop or accessories
3. I understand that the laptop checkout
period is for two hours. I will be able to renew a laptop along with
accessories after my checkout period has expired ONLY if another eligible person is not waiting to checkout a laptop
or the accessory OR if the library
is not scheduled to close in two hours or less. I will return the laptop along
with all accessories when due, or I will be charged a fee of $.25 for each hour
or any portion thereof that the laptop or accessory is overdue with a maximum
4. I understand that if I lose or damage a
laptop or a laptop accessory item, I will be charged a replacement fee for the laptop
not to exceed $2100.00 and a replacement fee for each accessory not to exceed
$350.00. In addition to the replacement fees, I will also be charged a
processing fee of $25.00 in order to replace a laptop and, if applicable, a
processing fee of $25.00 for each accessory.
5. I will return the laptop along with
accessories to the circulation desk at least 15 minutes prior to my checkout
period expiring in order to allow time for the check-in process to be completed.
I am responsible for planning my time accordingly and I will not rely on the
time on the laptop nor the clocks in the library due to the fact that they may
6. I am responsible for providing my own
storage media (i.e. floppy disk, CD/RW, USB etc.) in order to save any file(s)
I created or downloaded. I will not hold the college liable for the misuse or
deletion of any files I inadvertently saved to the hard drive nor for any items
left inside any laptop component.
7. I will not install, remove, or modify
any of the software, hardware and accessories provided with the laptop in the
checkout program. Doing so may result in the suspension of my privileges and/or
the accrual of fines.
8. I will review and abide by the
College’s computing & Networking policy and the Thomas F. Holgate Library
policies. I understand that violation of either may result in appropriate
Borrower’s Signature Student ID# Date (M/D/Y)
Need additional help? Contact Ms. Julia Scott, the Circulation Librarian, or the Circulation Desk at 336-517-2139.