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Equipment Loan Policies

Policies

  • Equipment can be checked out to currently enrolled UMD students only. These devices are brought to you by the UMD Library Technology Fee.
  • A Borrowers Registration & Liability Agreement must be completed and signed the first time you check out a device and remains in effect for the remainder of the semester.
  • A valid UMD student ID is required to check out equipment.
  • Equipment must be directly returned to a library staff member at the desk. Equipment should not be returned in any book drop.
  • Equipment is available on a first come, first served basis. They can be renewed one time at the desk if others are not waiting for the equipment.
  • The Library reserves the right to refuse service to anyone who abuses equipment or is repeatedly or extremely late in returning equipment.

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Late/Replacement Fees

Device
Late Fee
Replacement Fee
Laptop $5/hour, maximum $350
$1900 (After item is returned, $500 will remain as a "lost equipment processing fee," for which the patron will have to request a deduction)
Netbook, iPad or Tablet
$5/hour, maximum $350
$600 (After item is returned, $250 will remain as a "lost equipment processing fee," for which the patron will have to request a deduction)
Camera or E-book Reader
$10/day, maximum $100
$300
Accessory item
$1/hour, maximum $50
$100


Late/Replacement Fees for Specialized Equipment:

Device Late Fee Replacement Fee
Scanners

$1/hour, maximum $50

$100

Tablets

$5/hour, maximum $100

$350

Cameras

$1/hour, maximum $50

$100

Chargers/Batteries

$1/hour, maximum $50

$100

DVD Player/Projectors/Headphones

$5/hour, maximum $100  

$350 

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Borrower Responsibilities

  • Prior to checking out equipment, you must:
    • Complete a borrower agreement form in which you acknowledge responsibility for the equipment and peripherals checked out under your name.
    • Provide a valid UMD Student ID at time of check out.
  • You are financially responsible for:
    • Full replacement cost of all equipment checked out to you, if lost or stolen during the checkout period.
    • Full repair costs charged if the equipment is damaged, including spills from food or drink.
    • Damage or replacement charges will be charged directly to your UMD account.
  • Never leave the equipment unattended while it is checked out to you!
  • All files should be stored on external storage i.e. a flash drive, email, etc. prior to the return of the equipment to the circulation desk. UMD Libraries do not assume any responsibility for files stored on the hard disk or the recovery of files accidentally left on the hard disk after the laptop has been returned. Please do not store files on the equipment. Once the equipment is shut down or loses power, all files are deleted!
  • Neither the University of Maryland nor the Libraries are responsible for any computer viruses that may be transferred to, or from, a user's disk or network account.
  • Personal software may not be loaded onto the laptop at any time.
  • Violation of above policies will be grounds for refusal of service in the future, and/or fines.
  • All use of the equipment must comply with the University of Maryland's Guidelines for Acceptable use of Computing Resources.

The policies above and the number and type of equipment are subject to change.

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