Where do I go to borrow a laptop?
The laptop loaning kiosk is located in the City Centre branch, near the self-checkout machines.
Can I place a hold ahead of time?
No, lendable laptops are currently not holdable, but available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
How long can I borrow the laptop for?
How many laptops can I borrow at one time?
1 per library card.
Can I take the laptop out of the Library?
No, at this time lendable laptops are only for use inside the Library.
How much are late fines?
After the free 2 hours, a rental fee of $2.00 per hour applies, to a maximum of $336.00. Lost laptops will incur a charge of $944.00. Fees may be charged for any damages to the laptop.
What kind of laptop is it?
Lenovo Thinkpad, model E485.
What kind of software is pre-loaded?
Acrobat Reader, CloudLibrary, Gimp, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Office 2019 Standard.
Can I download additional software to the laptop?
Yes, but upon return, all changes made to the laptop including downloads, any software you install and browsing history will be erased.
How do I login to the laptop?
No login is required. Just turn on the laptop to begin use.
Are laptops already charged?
Yes, the laptop will be fully charged when you borrow it.
Can I borrow a computer bag and charging cable?
No, computer bag and charging cable are currently not available for loan.
How do I return the laptop?
Laptop must be returned to a staff member at the Help Desk. Please do not leave it on the Help Desk unattended. Please do not return it to the laptop kiosk.
Is my browsing history cleared when I return the laptop?
Yes, laptops are re-imaged (wiped) and recharged when returned.
What COVID-19 safety procedures will the Library be taking?
Laptops will be sanitized by staff before being returned to the kiosk for the next borrower.