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Borrow Technology

The Cooper Technology Lounge on Level 5 of Thomas Cooper Library loans laptops, iPads and other equipment to currently-enrolled students, faculty and staff.

General Check Out Policies

  • Check out available during staffed hours at the Cooper Technology Lounge on Level 5
  • Valid CarolinaCard required
  • Loans are first-come, first-served and availability cannot be guaranteed
  • Failure to comply with these policies may result in loss of privileges
  • University Libraries is not responsible for loss of data while using borrowed devices
Laptop Loans (Fall & Spring)

Loan Rules

  • 4-hour loans for use in Thomas Cooper Library only
  • Renewals permitted if no one is waiting
  • Laptops and power cords checked out together
  • Do not leave equipment unattended
  • Return laptops to the Cooper Technology Lounge during staffed hours or to the security cart near the exit gate on the Main Level after hours
  • $1.00 per hour for late returns

Borrower Responsibilities

  • Read and sign loan agreement
  • Inspect equipment at check out
  • Pay repair or replacement costs for damage/loss
  • Sign out/turn off syncing for personal accounts in email, browsers and social media before returning
Laptop Loans (Summer)

Loan Rules

  • 3-day loans
  • No renewals
  • Laptops and power cords checked out together
  • Must return to the Technology Lounge during staffed hours or $60.00 fine
  • $15.00 per day for late returns

Borrower Responsibilities

  • Read and sign loan agreement
  • Inspect equipment at check out
  • Report problems experienced during the loan
  • Pay repair or replacement costs for damage/loss
  • Laptops 3 or more days overdue will be billed as lost or stolen
  • $1,000.00 fee for replacement of lost laptops
  • $45.00 fee for lost power cords/adapters
  • Sign out/turn off syncing for personal accounts in email, browsers and social media before returning
iPad Loans

Specifications

  • 16 GB storage
  • Equipped with wi-fi
  • Pre-loaded with apps

Loan Rules

  • 7-day loans
  • No renewals
  • Must return to the Technology Lounge during staffed hours or $60.00 fine
  • $15.00 per day for late returns

Borrower Responsibilities

  • Read and sign loan agreement
  • Inspect equipment at check out
  • Report problems experienced during the loan
  • Pay repair or replacement costs for damage/loss
  • iPads 3 or more days overdue will be billed as lost or stolen
  • $600.00 fee for replacement of a lost iPad
  • $40.00 fee for lost power cords/adapters or cases 
  • $5.00  fine for setting a password on the iPad
  • Collect all data and documents before returning
Other Equipment

Available Items

  • Laptop chargers for select PCs
  • MacBook chargers for select versions
  • iPhone chargers for select versions
  • Headphones
  • Headset with microphone
  • VGA to Thunderbolt adapters
  • VGA to Firewire adapters
  • Calculators
  • Bloomberg keyboard for Bloomberg terminal in Lounge
  • Dry erase markers

Loan Rules

  • 4-hour loans for use in Thomas Cooper Library only
  • Do not leave equipment unattended
  • $30.00  fee for damaged headphones