Equipment Policies

All chargers, adapters, iPads, and laptops borrowed from the Information & Borrowing desk are eligible for two renewals provided we have more like items available for other users behind the Information & Borrowing Desk. Borrowers must come to the Information & Borrowing desk with the equipment that they have checked out in order to request a renewal. If the renewal request cannot be granted, borrowers must return their equipment and wait one hour before checking it out again.

Users may only have one large device checked out at a time (this pertains to iPads, MacBook Airs, Library Chromebooks, and Help Desk Chromebooks). Users can check out additional chargers and adapters with large devices.

All chargers must be returned in their equipment bags. If chargers are returned without their bags, users will be fined a $5 replacement fee.

Users must sign an Equipment Borrowing Agreement at the start of each academic year before they may borrow an iPad, Library Chromebook, MacBook Air, or Help Desk Chromebook.

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iPads

The loaner iPads are loaned for 24 hours. Each iPad is loaned with a charger. The charger must be returned in the bag it was loaned in or users will be fined a $5 replacement fee. We ask that users refrain from logging into “Find My iPhone” and from setting passcodes on the devices. However, users can log into their iCloud accounts and have access to their own apps. Each device is completely wiped and refreshed upon return for security purposes.

The iPads all come with the standard iOS 10 apps and the following additional apps are currently installed:

  • Adobe Acrobat

  • Calculator HD

  • Chrome

  • Dictionary (Merriam-Webster)

  • Google Docs

  • Google Drive

  • Dropbox

  • EndNote

  • Gmail

  • Keynote

  • Kindle

  • Nook

  • Notability

  • Numbers

  • Pages

  • Play Books

  • Sheets

  • SketchBook

  • Translate

  • YouTube

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MacBook Airs

The MacBook Airs are loaned for 24 hours. Each MacBook Air is loaned with a charger. The charger must be returned in the bag it was loaned in or users will be fined a $5 replacement fee. Each MacBook Air is also loaned with a two-piece plastic case. The MacBook Airs must be returned with their case or users will be fined a $5 replacement fee.

All of the MacBook Airs currently have macOS installed as well as the following programs:

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

  • EndNote X7

  • Firefox

  • GarageBand

  • Google Chrome

  • iMovie

  • LabStats

  • Microsoft Office Mac 2016 (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, OneNote, Outlook)

  • Skype

  • VLC

  • Zotero

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Library Chromebooks

The Dell Library Chromebooks are loaned for 24 hours. Each Library Chromebook is loaned with a charger.

The Library Chromebooks run Chrome OS and have limited access to:

  • Microsoft Office 365 Online

  • Skype