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Information Literacy (IL) laptops are purchased for delivery of library instruction by Faculty Librarians and to increase library access points by circulating 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 Desk for a 3 hour loan period.
Only ACC students, faculty, and staff with a current ACC photo ID and a clear library account may check out laptops. Only the individual who checked out the laptop may use it. Under no circumstances will an individual be allowed to check out a laptop for someone else.
Before checkout, all users must sign a laptop agreement that explains their responsibilities and repair or replacement costs.
Laptops must be returned 30 minutes before the library closes to allow time to inspect the laptop at check-in. Users should allow fifteen minutes to complete check-in.
Billing for non-returned or damaged laptops and accessories includes the full replacement cost ($1100 per laptop) or repair cost. Failure to abide by these guidelines or to return equipment on time and in good condition may result in loss of library borrowing privileges, placement of student records hold, and other actions by the College.
Software applications include a web browser and Office productivity software to help users complete assignments. Users are prohibited from adding software to the laptop. The attempt to or act of adding, deleting, or altering computer hardware, software, or settings is a violation of the Laptop Checkout Agreement and the Acceptable Use Guidelines.
Laptops have a built-in webcam. Headphones and external DVD players are available for checkout at the Library Checkout desk.
The laptops work on a wireless network attached to network printers. Users may save data to their Google Drive or to the cloud. Any data saved to the hard drive will be cleared upon check-in.
Reference Librarians offer assistance with library resources, such as the library catalog and library web pages, online periodical indexes and full-text databases, online reference databases, and Internet searches. Reference librarians may be able to help users with Blackboard or email questions as well.
Library staff are not responsible for teaching users how to use the laptop or an application. If the user does not know how to use a laptop or an application, we encourage the user to postpone the transaction and to seek out the appropriate assistance from their instructor, learning lab, or computer center.