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University Libraries

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.

Effective immediately, the Libraries will not be loaning or accepting any physical materials. This includes technology loans. Please do not return materials until further notice. No fees or bills will be charged during this time.

 

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

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

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

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

Available Items

  • Canon DSLR
  • Sony Camcorder
  • GoPro Hero 7
  • GoPro Fusion
  • Tripod
  • Oculus Go
  • Voice Recorders

Loan Rules

  • 3-day loans

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

More Information

For more information on borrowing items from the Cooper Technology Lounge, including loan policies and user guides for A/V equipment, read our Library Guide.


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