- What is the Library's policy about loaning laptops?
The University of Missouri-St. Louis Libraries provide a limited
number of laptop computers for use by students in the Libraries. The
laptops are configured with Microsoft Office and Windows 7, Internet
Explorer and several accessory programs. The laptops provide access to
the UMSL's web-based resources, e-mail and the Internet. The privilege
of access is governed by UMSL's Acceptable Use Policy. You may view this
policy at: http://www.umsl.edu/technology/policy/acceptable.html
- Who is eligible to use this service?
Laptops may be checked-out by current UMSL students who have a valid
University ID card and must be current in the Libraries' circulation
system; laptops will not be loaned if there is a delinquent charge on
the student's circulation record. Students may check out laptops for
use in the Libraries for a two hour period, students may renew laptop
loans for one additional two-hour period. Laptops MUST be returned to
the Circulation Desks in order to be renewed. Students must also know
their MyGateway username and password to gain access to the Libraries'
electronic databases and MyGateway accounts.
- When are laptops available for check out?
Laptops are available for checkout when the Libraries are open and
MUST be returned to the Circulation Desks before the Libraries close
- How can I check out a laptop?
Laptops must be checked out in person from the UMSL Libraries'
Circulation desks. A valid UMSL ID card is required for laptop check
- What is the check out period?
Laptops may be checked out for two-hours of in-library use and are
available on a first-come, first-served basis. Laptops MUST be returned
to the Circulation Desks in order to be renewed. Depending on equipment
availability, students may renew laptop loans for one additional
two-hour period. The checkout period will be adjusted accordingly for
laptops checked out less than two hours before the Libraries close. All
laptops MUST be returned before the Libraries close.
- What happens if the laptop is returned after the time it is due?
If a laptop is not returned when it is due, the student will be charged an overdue fine.
- What if assistance is needed with using applications on the laptop?
The Student Assistants at the Library Research Commons will assist students with computer-related questions.