Library Laptops Overview

Purpose

The laptops were purchased to promote information literacy efforts and to increase library access points by circulating wireless laptops to ACC students and staff for in-library use only. When laptops are not being used for instruction by faculty librarians, they can be borrowed from the library Checkout Desks.

General Information

  • All ACC Campus Libraries have laptops.
  • Those that do not circulate to library users are given the status of "Not Available" in the catalog.
  • The circulating laptops operate via a wireless network; print to a designated printer on that network; and have restrictions on them similar to the desktop PCs in the Computer Centers.
  • Microsoft Office is the only software loaded beyond software necessary to access the Internet and view and hear web information, e.g., Adobe Acrobat Reader, QuickTime.
  • Users are unable to install their own programs on the laptops.
  • Users can save files only to My Documents or a USB flash drive.

Checkout Information

  • Laptops circulate in a similar fashion to Reserve items, for 3 hours with no renewal. (See the document Borrowing Wireless Laptops at the Library.)
  • The users will be provided with a copy of the Laptop Guidelines and must sign a Laptop Agreement the first time they check one out.
  • Users are responsible for loss, damage, and for self-support for technical and software issues with the laptops.