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Laptop Policy: Laptop Checkout

Laptops

Each campus library has a set of Dell Latitudes and Chromebooks for our PNW students to borrow. Laptops/Chromebooks can be checked out at the Public Service Desk. They are on a first come first serve basis and we do not allow holds. Students can request to be placed on a waiting list once all laptops have been loaned. 

Borrowing/Returning

Borrowing a laptop

  • Laptops are available to students for semester checkouts
  • To borrow a laptop, you will need your student ID card
  • The laptop will have a specific login and password issued to you upon checkout
  • Read and sign the statement of liability

Returning a laptop

  • Please return laptops to the PNW library
  • One renewal is allowed provided the laptop is not due for software upgrades/ re-imagining.
    • Must renew in person with a laptop. 

Purdue University Library Laptop Loan Program Regulations

What to Expect when Borrowing: 

  • Library issue Dell Laptops and Dell Chromebooks. 

  • Laptops will include a power adapter with a cord. 

  • Only current PNW students with no library blocks can borrow a laptop. 

  • Loans are on a first-come, first-served basis. 

  • The loan period is for one semester regardless of when it’s checked out during the semester. 

  • Only one laptop can be checked out per student. 

  • Students can request to be placed on a waiting list once all laptops have been loaned. 

  • One renewal is allowed provided the laptop is not due for software upgrades/ re-imagining. Must renew in person with laptop. 

  • Students are responsible for any/all equipment that is missing, damaged, lost or stolen. 

  • Students who do not return the laptop will be billed up to $1000 for the replacement fee 14 days after the due date, $100 of the replacement fee is nonrefundable.  

  • Laptop not returned 30 days after the due date will result in no refund. The laptop could result in being locked down. 

  • Students will not be allowed to check out another laptop until payment has been received for replacement or damaged fees. 

  • By checking out the laptop you agree to the laptop loan regulations (a copy is also available by scanning QR code on laptop). 

Things to Remember While Using: 

  • We strongly advise you not to leave the laptop unattended. 

  • If stolen or lost, you will be responsible for laptop’s replacement cost. 

  • Do not attempt to repair the laptop yourself. Report any problems immediately to the library. 

  • If damaged, you will be responsible for any fees. 

  • Remember to save documents to the cloud as this is a loaner laptop. 

  • Printing is available through wireless printing from PaperCut

Where Should I Return: 

  • Laptop must be returned to the PNW Library Public Services Desk.  

  • Do not place in book return. Hand laptop to library staff to be checked in. 

  • Laptop and power adapter with cord must be returned at the same time. 

  • If the laptop is not returned on its due date, replacement fees will be assessed. 

 

Library Front Desk

For questions contact

Hammond: (219) 989-2224

Westville (219) 785-5248

Software Included

  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft office 2016
  • McAfee Anti-Virus

Printing from laptop on campus

Wireless printing is available through 

PaperCut