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AOK Library Laptop Loans

Loan Policies, Fines and Replacement Costs

Laptops & Chromebooks

For your convenience, the AOK Library and Department of Information Technology, have made available a number of laptop computers for current UMBC students, faculty and staff to borrow. 

Loan Periods:

  • Dell Latitudes, MacBook Pros, and some Chromebooks have a seven (7) day loan period and may be renewed up to four times if there are no pending requests.
    • Renewals will be based upon availability.    
  • Laptop use is not transferable. Borrowers must maintain the laptop in their possession during the loan period.

General Policies

  • UMBC faculty, staff and students with a current UMBC ID may borrow any of the laptops.  
  • Patrons must be present to borrow the device.
  • Laptops may not be renewed if other patrons are waiting to use one.
  • Patrons are encouraged to join the wait list to use a laptop.  
  • The library may suspend borrowing privileges of patrons who habitually fail to use and or return laptops as directed.

Returns

  • Patrons must return laptops to the attendant at the Curbside Pick-up location.  To avoid theft or damage to the device (and being responsible for both), do not place laptops in the unattended return bin. 
    • Equipment returned with missing accessories will not be checked in until all parts have been returned.

Wait List & Pick-up Information 

Please use the catalog to place a hold request on the desired type of UMBC Laptop. You will be notified via email when one becomes available and provided with instructions for scheduling a Curbside Pickup.

  • Requests are limited to one laptop at a time.
  • Requests cannot be placed if you have a laptop on loan.
  • Requests cannot be placed to receive the laptop at a specific time or on a specific date.
  • Email messages are sent immediately when a device is available.
  • The requestor must pick up the device within 5 business days or forfeit their place in the queue.

Noncompliance will result in your request(s) being cancelled without notice.

Late Fee

Returning a laptop late denies others the use of the device; therefore, please be considerate and return or renew the laptop accordingly.

  • Fees will be enforced for all eligible borrowers.
  • Laptops are considered “LOST” after two days of being overdue and patrons are assessed a replacement fee for the device. 

Replacement Fee

Patrons are responsible for any equipment that is lost, damaged, or stolen. Damages resulting from accident, misuse, or neglect are the patron’s responsibility.

  • Laptops & Chromebooks: $1,900 replacement fee + $35 service fee
  • The replacement fee is credited if:
    • the device is returned in good condition;
    • the device is returned within 3 weeks of being overdue;
    • the device has not been replaced by the library.