4 Hour Laptop Policy

Laptops with wireless capability are available to checkout to UofM students, staff and faculty at the McWherter Library Circulation Desk with a valid UofM ID. These laptops, available on a first-come, first-serve basis, may be taken outside the library. Neither the Libraries, the circulation staff, nor the systems department is responsible for loss of data due to malfunction of the equipment or user error.

The following statements apply to laptop checkout privileges:

  1. The checkout period for laptops is 4 hours.
  2. You are responsible for the laptop and its accessories while it is checked out.
  3. You must have a UUID and PH password to log on.
  4. You must save data on the UM drive to avoid automatic deletion.
  5. The laptop must never be left unattended.
  6. If the laptop is not returned to the circulation desk on time, you will be responsible for overdue fines at the rate of $10.00 per hour.
  7. You are responsible for replacement costs ($800.00) if the laptop is lost, stolen or damaged in any way while checked out to you. Your grades will be held, transcript denied, and registration blocked until this debt is settled.
  8. If caught participating in any criminal acts while using this laptop, the Campus Police will be notified and the equipment will be immediately confiscated.
  9. The laptop must be returned 30 minutes prior to library closing to avoid penalty. Please hand it to a staff person at the Circulation desk. Do not put the laptop in a book drop or leave it on the counter.
  10. You may renew the laptop as long as no one else is waiting for one. You may not check out a laptop 2 hours prior to closing.
  11. Please do not remove any library stickers, labeling, etc. 

Users of this laptop are expected to abide by all above stipulations including the following copyright law and University procedure: "The copyright law of the United States (Title 17 United States Code) governs the reproduction, distribution, adaptation, public performance and public display of any copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in law, non-profit libraries are authorized to lend, lease or rent copies of computer programs to patrons on a nonprofit basis and for nonprofit purposes. Any person who makes an unauthorized copy or adaptation of the computer program, or redistributes the loan copy, or publicly performs or displays the computer program, except as permitted by the Title 17 of the United States Code, may be liable to copyright infringement."

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