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Technology Equipment

Library technology equipment available for general use and checkout .

Laptop FAQs

Where can the laptops be used?

The MacBooks may be used only in Ablah Library and may not be taken outside the library.  The laptops may not be taken into the foyer or the 24-Hour Study Room.

Windows based laptops and iPads may leave the library and check out for 3 days. 

Chromebooks may leave the library and check out for 7 Days.


I need a laptop for a presentation I am doing in class.  Can I take a library laptop to my classroom?

Chromebooks and Windows based Laptops may leave the library and are HDMI accessible. If this is not sufficient for desired used, please contact the Media Resources Center - Campus Media Services (978-3588) or Student Support Services (only for SSS students) for additional Laptop options.


Can I check out more than one?

A student may check out only one laptop at any given time.


Can I reserve a laptop/Chromebook/iPad in advance?

Equipment may not be reserved in advance.  All equipment checkouts are on a first come, first served basis.


How long can I use the laptop?

MacBook check out for up to four (4) hours. MacBooks checked out within four hours of closing will have a shorter loan period.  All laptops and chromebooks are due one hour before closing on their due date. Windows based Laptops and iPads check out for 3 Days. Chromebooks check out for 7 Days. If needed for longer than those times, chromebooks may be available by request from the the Media Resources Center - Campus Media Services (978-3588) or Student Support Services (only for SSS students).


Can I renew the laptop?

A laptops, chromebooks and iPads can be renewed as long as there is no waiting list. All items will need to be brought back to the library before we will renew them. There are fines associated with not returning laptops, chromebooks and iPads on time. Please contact the Circulation Desk (316) 978-3582 if you are having issues returning the item on time. 


How can I save my documents?

Patrons may save their documents by e-mailing the document as an attachment to an e-mail account, saving the document to a personal storage device (i.e. a flash drive or CD) or saving to a cloud storage option. Files may not be stored on the hard drive. All files saved on the hard drive are automatically deleted when the computer is restarted.


I have a program that I want to use while I'm here.  Can I install it on the laptop?

No.  You may not install personal software, change system settings, download plug-ins, or attach unauthorized hardware. If there is a University Approved software that you require you must contact the Circulation Desk and allow at least 3 business days for us to install the software.


What if I have a problem with the library's laptop?

If you have a problem with the laptop, bring the laptop to the Circulation desk immediately if in the building or call at (316) 978-3582.  If no immediate solution is available, and we have the availability to do so, another laptop can be checked out.

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