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AOK Library Laptop Loan Program

Loan Policies, Fines and Replacement Costs


  • May be checked out until the library closes the next day (e.g., 11:59pm or 5:59pm).
  • Fines of five dollars per bar coded item, per hour will be enforced for ALL users.
  • Declared LOST after two days; patrons may then be charged for replacement costs.

General Policies

  • UMBC faculty, staff and students with a current UMBC ID may borrow the laptops.  
  • Patrons must be present to borrow the laptop.
  • Laptops may not be renewed. 
  • After returning a laptop, patrons must wait 24 hours to check out another laptop.
  • Patrons are responsible for all equipment checked out to them.
  • It is the patron’s responsibility to ensure that the laptop is in proper working order before leaving the library.
  • Should the laptop become faulty for any reason while in the patron’s charge, the patron must immediately return it to the library and let the staff know about the problem.
  • Patrons are responsible for returning the laptop in the same condition it was received. 
  • Equipment must be returned to the Check Out desk.  It may not be returned in the after-hours drop.  

Replacement Costs

  • Laptops: $1,900 replacement cost + $35 service fee