McEntegart Laptop Loan Agreement

When I borrow a laptop computer from the Library, I understand and agree to the following:

Laptop Use

I am responsible for the laptop, including the power adaptor. If they are damaged, lost or stolen, I am financially responsible for all related costs ($500 replacement fee plus a $50 Library processing fee for the laptop). 

  • I will return it in the same condition as when I borrowed it.
  • I will not leave it unattended.
  • I will take it with me if there is an emergency evacuation of the building.
  • I will not loan it to anyone else.
  • I will return it on time. Otherwise, I will be responsible for paying the fine.
  • I will not change or tamper with the hardware or the software. 

I understand that data cannot be saved to this computer. When it is powered down or logged off all data will be lost. All work must be saved to a USB drive.

Loan Policy

  • Only current St. Joseph's University students/faculty/staff members may borrow a laptop. A valid St. Joseph's University ID card with a current semester sticker is required.
  • St. Joseph's Collge Student ID card will be kept at the circulation desk during the laptop loan period.
  • Laptops are loaned for a 4 hour period. No automatic renewals or holds are allowed.
  • Laptops can be renewed only at the Circulation Desk.
  • Overdue fines for laptops are $5 per half-hour or any part thereof, up to a maximum fine of $500 dollars for the laptop (reduced to $100 upon return of the laptop).
  • Students will be charged $550.00 for laptops that are lost, stolen or damaged beyond repair.
  • An overdue laptop will result in a “block” on borrower’s account until the item is returned.
  • When the laptop is returned, borrower must give it to a staff member and wait for it to be checked-in. Staff member will examine it, and power it up to confirm that it is in the same condition it was in when it went out.
  • Laptops are due half an hour before the end of library service. No overnight loans are permitted.
  • McEntegart Hall Library Staff reserve the right to suspend and/or discontinue a student’s laptop loan borrowing privileges at any time.

I understand any violation of the above policies will result in loan forfeiture.