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Laptop Usage - Allen

  • Only University of Hartford students, faculty and staff may check out laptop computers.
  • Borrowers must have a valid and current University of Hartford ID card. An active University of Hartford email account is needed to connect to the wireless network.
  • Borrowers must sign an agreement form, accepting responsibility for loss or damage to the laptop computer. Users are responsible for the laptop and all of its components and accessories while on loan, and should NEVER leave the laptop unattended or lend it to other people.
  • Unpaid charges levied against student, faculty and staff accounts may be processed through the Bursar's Office and will be subject to standard University collection procedures.
  • In case of any accident, damage, or harm to the laptop or any of its components or accessories, the user must immediately report the incident to library staff.
  • Replacement cost of a lost or stolen laptop is market value, plus any applicable overdue fine. The fee to repair a damaged laptop is the cost of labor and parts plus a $100 service fee.
  • Library staff will not provide technical support for computer hardware or software.
  • Laptop computers circulate for one day. Reservations may be made ahead of time by contacting the Allen Public Services Coordinator (860.768.4459).
  • Overdue fines for laptop computers are $2 per day.
  • A laptop will be marked long overdue after it is two weeks overdue. At that time, the user will be charged for the replacement cost of the laptop plus a non-refundable $15 processing fee, in addition to the daily overdue fees. If the laptop is returned, the replacement cost will be forgiven, but the processing fee and daily overdue fees will remain.
  • Laptops will be turned on before they are circulated to the borrower. When returned, laptops must still be on to prove their working condition and functional state.
  • Borrowers may not attempt to modify, tamper with, or install new hardware or software.
  • All personal data should be saved to personal storage (e.g. USB drive, Cloud storage). Data saved to the computer's hard drive will be automatically erased when the computer is returned or rebooted.
  • Current University policies as they relate to inappropriate use and abuse of computer technology, including all policies under the University Judicial Code, apply. Code is subject to change and revision.