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Laptop loans

bothlockersLaptops for use in the library

There are a collection of laptops available just for use in Mountbatten Library. These can be issued and returned using the self-service lockers in the library's foyer and on floor 0C.

You will need a valid campus card to borrow and the laptop will need to be returned to the lockers 15 minutes before the library closes (or by the following morning during 24 hour opening).

Laptops for overnight loan

The self-service lockers in the library's foyer contain a number of laptops that can be borrowed to take out of the library.  To access these you will need to select the appropriate option from the locker's touchscreen.

You will need a valid campus card to borrow and the laptop must be returned by the end of the following day.

Please be aware that you must log-in to these laptops whilst you are on campus to be able to use them off-campus.

Borrowing a laptop

Please follow the instructions on the locker's touchscreen.

You will need to scan your campus card and enter your pin number to borrow (the same pin used to borrow books). The screen will then tell you which laptop locker is available (the locker will usually flash as well).

Scan your card again (this time using the scanner directly above/below the locker indicated) to release the locker door. You can now collect your laptop and charger.

Please note: If you have any blocks or overdue items on your record you will not be able to issue a laptop to yourself.

By using the system you are agreeing to the terms and conditions that apply to laptop loans (these are displayed near the machine so please do read them before making a loan). Loans are not transferable to another user.

Using a laptop

If you wish to borrow a laptop to take out of the library, please make sure you select the correct option from the lockers in the foyer.  Any deliberate attempt to take a library use laptop out of the building or to remove security identification/tagging may be regarded as attempted theft and will render users liable to disciplinary proceedings and/or reporting to the police.

If you have borrowed a laptop that can be taken out of the building, you must log-in to the laptop on campus before you will be able to use it off-campus.

Laptops must not be left unattended at any time as users are held responsible for the laptop until it has been returned to the lockers and then removed from your library account.

Misuse of laptops may result in users being blocked from borrowing them in future. Fines may also be levied and charges will be made for the repair or replacement of lost or damage laptops or accessories.

When using laptops make sure you save your work to an external device such as USB memory stick or cloud storage. Work saved directly to a laptop will disappear when the laptop is switched off.

Returning a laptop

Please follow the on screen instructions. You will need your campus card and pin number to return the laptop and will be directed back to the same locker it was issued from.

It is very important that you plug the locker's charger back into the laptop (not the one you used in the library) as it is not until that point that the loan will come off your record.

Page last updated on Friday 20 September 2019 at 12.02pm.


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