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Laptop Checkout for Faculty & Staff
This document details laptop checkout for Faculty and Staff.
Laptop Checkout Policy
Users must first sign into the laptop on campus so that the VPN will work off campus. Navigate the the following KB for more information: VPN - User Guide.
Faculty and staff are able to check out Hewlett Packard or Macintosh laptops from the Library reference desk 3rd floor for work-related purposes while they are away from campus. There are 20 PCs and 5 Macintoshes that may be checked out for up to 14 days. A photo ID is required. Students are not able to check out these computers.
The check out laptops come with core campus software installed on them. In addition, individuals may install other licensed applications while they are using the machines. When they are returned, University staff re-images the machines with the base configuration, so it is important that all data be saved off the computer.
All laptops are equipped with DVD/CD-RW drives, but no floppy drives. Complete documentation accompanies the laptops with instructions for logging in, accessing an ISP, and using the various hardware interfaces.
The following is the Acceptable Use policy statement regarding the checkout of equipment from the Library staff:
"Equipment can be checked out for the following approved activities: Instructional needs of faculty and staff, training needs, and administrative needs of university staff. Equipment use and rental by students will need prior authorization from faculty.This policy excludes the use of checkout equipment for personal use. Rental fees are applied for non-instructional needs as specified through current pricing structures."
For more information, please visit the Library equipment page here: Equipment, or contact the Public Services Desk at 920-465-2540.