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Laptop Policy

Here at Atkins Library, we lend out PC laptops and Mac Laptops to enrolled UNC Charlotte students only. Students may check out laptop computers from the circulation desk on the first floor near the main entrance.  Laptops are available on a first come, first served basis.  Student must bring their ID in order to check out. Laptops circulate for 24 hours.

Circulation Loan Period: 
  • Laptops circulate to currently enrolled UNC Charlotte students
  • UNC Charlotte ID must be presented for checkout. Temporary UNCC ID's are not accepted.
  • Laptops circulate for a twenty four hour loan period with no renewals
  • There is a four hour wait before next check out for the same patron
  • If you return a laptop for someone else, you will still have a four hour wait before being able to check out another laptop
Circulation Fines: 
  • Laptop fines are $1.00 per hour or any part of an hour
Circulation Replacement Costs: 

  • Patrons are responsible for the entire cost if the laptop is damaged, lost, or stolen while in your possession.
  • Each item required to use the laptop will be priced separately i.e. power adaptor is separate from laptop.
  • Current Replacement Costs for Laptops are shown on the laptop screen when the computer is turned on. 
Technical Specifications: 
  • Laptops are wired- and wireless- capable
  • Additional software includes the Microsoft suite:
o        Access
o        Excel
o        FrontPage
o        PowerPoint
o        Publisher
o        Word 
  • Patron work can be saved to the hard drive
  • Laptops will be protected with DeepFreeze which will restore the original image after the computer is restarted, thereby assuring a clean image for each patron and minimal maintenance by Circulation staff. Drive T will, however, not be deleted upon reboot, so saved patron files will not be automatically deleted.