The Library has books, course reserves, laptops, interactive boards, and other materials to borrow at the Library's front desk.  

 Who Can Borrow 

See who is eligible to borrow from the Library and how long materials can be checked out for.

Returning your materials

When and where to return your materials when you're done.

 

Renew 

Need extra time with your books or materials? Check this page to extend the time on your loan.

Someone has a book I want to borrow 

You can place a hold on a book when it is checked out to someone else to ensure it is returned by the due date.

Course Reserve or the
Textbook Collection

Certain items that prove to be high-demand/high-usage are housed separately from the regular collection and have a shorter borrowing period to facilitate fair access.

Borrowing Policies 

Please read the Library's policies on borrowing materials from the Library.

 

Borrowing Laptops at the Library

Need a computer for on the go or for a class? The Library has laptops to lend. Read our policy below and fill out a Laptop Loan Agreement your initial time borrowing a laptop when you need one and you're on your way to success!

Loan Period

Laptops can be checked out from the Samuel C. Williams circulation desk during regular operating hours. The loan period is 4 hours within the library for students and staff, and 4 hours with the option to take out of the library for faculty.

Laptops are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. The Samuel C. Williams Library cannot guarantee that a Laptop will be available. Laptops can be renewed only if there is no one waiting for a Laptop. Borrowers must check at the desk to at the end of their loan period to see if they can renew.

All Laptops must be returned to the Library circulation desk during regular operating hours.

Fines and Damages

A $5.00 late fee per hour (not to exceed $25 per day) will be assessed if the Laptop is returned past its due time. Fines will be recorded on the borrower's library record and may result in borrowing and registration restrictions.

The working condition of the Laptop will be assessed before checkout and upon its return. Users are responsible for damage to and/or loss or theft of loaned units. Users are required to report any problems experienced with the Laptop during their borrowing period.

The replacement cost for a lost, stolen, or damaged Laptop is $350. A charge of $20.00 will be assessed for each lost power cord and adapter. Damage charges will be assessed based on the actual repair costs. If a Laptop is 3 days overdue, it is considered lost or stolen, and the borrower will be charged for its replacement.

Privacy

Laptops available for checkout have 16gb of storage and are equipped with WiFi. Laptops come with preloaded sample files and applications, but users may sync additional data and applications, with the understanding that all data will be wiped and replaced with the standard preloaded files and apps when the Laptop is returned to the Library. Any data or documents saved to the laptop by the patron during the loan period will be permanently erased during the restoration process.