Policy for Circulating Wireless Laptops in Jerome Library
BGSU promotes campus information literacy efforts by circulating Macintosh laptops with wireless internet access capability at the Circulation Desk to currently registered students for use in the Jerome Library. This policy provides students with guidelines for borrowing these laptops. Following these guidelines will ensure appropriate use of the laptops and prevent accrual of fines.
Laptops are limited to current BGSU students with a valid BGSU email account. Free wireless internet access is available throughout Jerome Library.
Laptops may not be used for - or to engage in - illegal activities, or to interfere with or disrupt other users, services, or equipment. Disruptions include - but are not limited to - harassment, distribution of unsolicited advertising, propagation of computer viruses, or attempts to make unauthorized entry to other computers or networks. By signing the Library Laptop Agreement and by using University-provided computers the individual agrees to abide by the BGSU Acceptable Use Policy.
LAPTOPS SHOULD NEVER BE LEFT UNATTENDED.
- Laptops can be checked out to currently enrolled BGSU students, who must present a valid BGSU ID card at the Circulation Desk and must have a valid library account.
- All borrowers must sign a Library Laptop Agreement each time a laptop is checked out thereby accepting responsibility for the repair or replacement of the laptop. (This agreement states, in part, "I agree to accept full responsibility for the laptop and accessories and to reimburse BGSU for the cost of repairing or replacing laptops/accessories if they are lost, stolen, or damaged while they are checked out in my name.")
- Under no circumstances will an individual be allowed to check out a laptop for another individual.
- Laptops can be borrowed for a three (3)-hour period and are available on a first-come, first-served basis, with no renewals.
- The library will not hold laptops for users.
- Laptops are due back one (1) hour before the library closes.
Overdue Fines and Replacement/Damage Charges
Laptops accrue overdue fines in increments of $7.50 per 15 minutes, totaling $30 per each hour overdue. The maximum fine is $300. Billing for non-returned or damaged laptops includes the replacement cost of up to $1,600, accumulated overdue fines, and a $36 processing charge. Billing for accessories issued and not returned or damaged will also include the replacement cost, accumulated overdue fines, and a $36 processing charge.
The individual who checks out the laptop is responsible for its safe return and will be held financially responsible for all charges incurred.