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ACC Libraries Laptop Guidelines

Library laptops are available for checkout for IN-LIBRARY USE for 3 hours when not being used for information literacy instruction.

  • Laptops are available for checkout to ACC students, faculty, staff, and Board Members at all ACC Libraries.
  • 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 and damage.
  • Users are unable to install their own programs on the laptops.

Checkout rules:

  • Laptops may not leave the library under any circumstances.
  • The individual who checks out the laptop will be held financially responsible for loss or damage to the laptop or accessories.
  • Laptops may not be used to engage in illegal activities or to disrupt others.


Only ACC students, faculty, staff, and ACC Board Members 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.

Laptop Checkout Agreement:

Before checkout, all users must sign a laptop agreement that explains their responsibilities and repair or replacement costs.

Returning Guidelines

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.

Replacement or damage charges:

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.

Printing / Saving Data:

Users may print to library printers and save data to their Google Drive or to the cloud. Any data saved to the hard drive will be cleared upon check-in.

Borrowers are responsible for:

  • Completing, signing, and following the Laptop Checkout Agreement and following the Acceptable Use Guidelines.
  • Remaining with the laptop at all times. Laptops should never be left unattended.
  • Inspecting the equipment at checkout
  • Removing their files and data before check-in.
  • Returning the equipment to a library staff member at the Checkout Desk (not left on desk) on time and in good condition
  • Inspecting the equipment at check-in (with the staff member).