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Library Policies, Procedures and Guidelines: Loanable Technology Policy

Loanable Technology

Current students, faculty and staff of Longwood University may borrow multimedia equipment from Greenwood Library.  

Checking Out Loanable Technology

  • You are required to present a valid Longwood ID at the Desk to borrow equipment. Other forms of ID are not accepted.
  • No equipment will be checked out to any persons with overdue items or fees.
  • Staff will inspect the equipment for damage before it is borrowed and when it is returned. Users are required to report any problems experienced with the equipment during their borrowing period.
  • Return equipment to the Desk. The Library is not responsible for equipment left unattended.
  • By checking out the equipment, you accept responsibility for repair/replacement of items that are lost, stolen, or damaged.
  • You will abide by the Longwood University Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources and Systems Policy 6002.
  • The Library is not responsible for lost data. ALL data is automatically deleted when the equipment is returned.

Loan Period

  • The standard loan period for equipment is 7 days with no renewals. (Note: iPad and laptop clocks are not accurate and may not be used to calculate due time.)
  • Equipment must be returned to the Desk before closing time on the due date.
  • Equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis and may not be reserved or held for individual or class use.
  • Some equipment, such as laptops and iPads, are limited to one check out at a time.
  • There is a 24-hour turnaround time for maintenance on the returned iPads. There is a 3-hour turnaround time for maintenance on the returned laptops.

Overdue, Lost or Damaged Material

You are responsible for returning all items borrowed with your Longwood ID card by their due date. When an item becomes overdue, borrowing privileges will be blocked until the item is returned. After 7 days, unreturned equipment will be considered stolen or lost. Charges for full replacement value will be imposed. Campus Police will be notified and an investigation may be initiated.

  • For laptops: a charge of $70.00 will be assessed for each lost power cord and adapter, camera connection kit, or adapter; $50 for a lost case.
  • For iPads and other equipment: A charge of $40.00 will be assessed for each lost power cord and adapter or camera connection kit; $80 for a lost keyboard; $50 for a lost case.
  • Damaged equipment or accessories will be evaluated to determine if the item can be repaired or a new one must be ordered.

Lost equipment and lost ID cards should be reported as soon as possible to a staff member at the appropriate service desk. As soon as the Library determines that an item is lost, the user will be sent a bill for the cost of replacement. Damaged items are evaluated to determine if the item can be repaired or a new one must be ordered. The user is billed for a damaged item at a fee determined by a librarian.

The Library will not be responsible for damage done to users’ external storage media or non-Library multimedia/computer equipment used with Library equipment.

Attempts to damage and/or alter University equipment or software is a violation of University policy. Violators of this policy are subject to disciplinary action as prescribed in the University honor code, the student handbook and employee handbooks, in addition to possible cancelation of information technology resources and systems access privileges.

Saving Files, Personal Data & Information

  • Users must provide their own digital media for storage.
  • Each laptop is WiFi enabled; The iPads have 64GB of internal memory and are WiFi enabled; the Internet can be accessed through the user’s university wireless account.
  • Printing is available from laptops or iPads using remote printing through Longwood University. The desktop computers in the Learning Commons may also be used to print.
  • Users may not download executable files to the hard drive of laptops.
  • Any additional apps or media purchased by the user during the loan period must be made with the user’s own funds, and are not the responsibility of the Library.  
  • The Library is not responsible for any information the user puts on or leaves on our equipment. Any data or documents saved to the iPad or laptop by the user during the loan period will be permanently erased during the restore process.
  • The Library is not responsible for any information the user puts or leaves on equipment.

Approved August 2005
Updated March 2020