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Laptop Lending at the Library

What is the Laptop Lending Program?

Available for loan are Lenovo ThinkPad laptops and netbooks which have access to the University of Saskatchewan's wireless network. This means that once connected to the U of S wireless network, these laptops provide access to CPAS printers, electronic mail, file storage, Microsoft Office programs, Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, personal web pages and online courses.

Who can borrow a laptop?

Laptops are available on a first come first serve basis to students, faculty and staff of the University of Saskatchewan. Upon presentation of a valid library card (in good standing) and the completion of the Library Consent form, the laptop can be taken out of the library for a 6 hour loan period.

Where do I check for available laptops?

Under the Catalogue Tab, search by Title for Laptop. You will get a list of laptops, accessories and locations.

What do I need to know about borrowing a laptop?

  • laptops can access the campus wireless network at any campus hot spot
  • you can save items to your "V" drive
  • you will need to sign a consent form outlining your responsibilities when you borrow a laptop
  • laptops come with an AC adaptor cable, a security lock down cable, a basic operation/information package and a carry case
  • NEVER leave the machine unattended at any time! (the laptop and all of its accessories are the patron's responsibility while checked out)
  • laptop units are not renewable but if another laptop unit is available, it may be checked out
  • laptops must be returned directly to the staff at the circulation desk at the due time or 1 hour before the library closes (whichever comes first)
  • laptop use is subject to the University of Saskatchewan Computer Use Policy
  • fees for overdue laptops will accrue at the rate of $1.00/hour for each item with a barcode (total of $3.00/hour for the laptop and accessories)

How do I operate the Lenovo ThinkPad?

The laptop comes with a basic instruction booklet. If you require further assistance the staff at the IT Help desk in the Murray Library or the Health Sciences Library will answer your questions or help with computer problems.

Please note that all policies and procedures are subject to changes and/or revisions at any time.

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