Laptop Lending

XXI. Laptop Lending

The Bloomer Public/G.E. Bleskacek Family Memorial Library offers laptop computers for checkout and use within the library building. Laptops are not to be used for gaming.

A. Laptops may be checked out to current MORE Library cardholders whose accounts meet use requirements. Only one laptop will be checked out per library card. A photo ID is also required. Current student IDs with photos are acceptable.

 B.  Laptops are available on a first come, first served basis. The loan period for a laptop is one hour, an additional hour will be granted if there is not a hold on the device. Laptops must be returned 15 minutes prior to the close of the Library. Laptops are required to remain in the library.

 C. Before a patron borrows a laptop, they must sign this policy. Patrons under the age of 18 who wish to borrow a laptop must also have a parent sign this policy. The Bloomer Public/G.E. Bleskacek Family Memorial Library Internet Policy applies to laptop use.

 D. Each laptop is equipped with software similar to that provided on other public access computers at the library.

 E.  If you wish to save files, you must save your data to a USB flash drive, personal data storage areas on the internet (the cloud), or to a personal email account. The laptop is wiped after each use. The library is not responsible for lost or corrupted files. Printing is not available from laptops.

 F.   There is a replacement charge on a laptop and/or its peripherals if it is lost, stolen or damaged, the person on whose card the laptop is checked out is responsible for the cost of repair or replacement up to $1200. Removal of a device from the library will be considered theft and law enforcement will be contacted.

I have read and understand the Laptop Lending Policy. I agree to adhere to these policies and will assume all costs associated with loss or damage to the laptop while it is checked out on my card. I understand the library’s wireless network is not secured and I assume all risk for any information I send or receive. Violation of any of the above policies my result in suspension of laptop borrowing privileges as determined by the Library Director.

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