The Spark administers a a laptop lending program with multiple levels of loan periods available within a given semester.
The most popular is the semester laptop lending program which offers a select number of MAC and Dell laptops that are available for one semester. To be considered for the opportunity, students must submit their information into a drawing, understand that pick up start the week before the semester starts, attend a Laptop Lending Program workshop and sign the Contract of Responsibility for the loaner equipment. The drawing will open at least 1 week prior to the start of the semester. When the drawing is open, a link will be available below to submit your information into the pool. Putting your name in the drawing is not a guarantee that you will be chosen for a laptop, as the process is entirely random.
The quantity of laptops available for checkout changes every semester depending on availability. Laptops vary in condition and although the Libraries helpdesk will look at minor software issues, the laptops are not eligible for replacement. Note: batteries on laptops do slowly wear out and some laptops may have to be plugged in, in order to take a test that uses Respondus Lockdown browser. Check here for FAQ's about the program.
CIRCULATION OF LAPTOPS
Laptops are your responsibility when checkout to you. You must understand that financial responsibility, as well as physical responsibility is transferred to you and you will be held financially responsible if equipment is damaged or misplaced while checked out to you.
There are 3 loan periods for laptops, Standard, Extended, and Long-term.
Standard Short-term Laptops:
Extended (2-Week) Laptops:
The following library service desks provide laptop checkouts during hours of operation. MacBooks are only available at Willis Library.