Laptop Loan Policy

The Libraries of Foster

Laptop Loan Policy

Laptops are available to extend the Libraries’ Internet service and to offer the use of Microsoft Office software.

Eligible laptop user:

Registered OSL cardholders in good standing (no lost or excessive overdue materials and no library fines in excess of $5.00).
User must be 11 years of age or older.
User must have a signed laptop loan agreement on file.
Loan Periods and borrowing policies:

Patrons must sign a laptop loan agreement.
Laptops will be checked out on the patron’s library card.
Laptops are for use within the library only and cannot be removed from the facility.
Patrons under the age of 17 must use a PC if available. Laptops will only be loaned if no PC is available.
Patrons under the age of 17 must use the laptop at the table in the reference area.
Laptops are available for use for ½ hour if other patrons are waiting; otherwise, there is no time restriction.
Users must notify a staff member when they are finished using a laptop and sign the sign-out sheet.
Laptop users are expected to act in a lawful and respectful manner, and are required to adhere to the conditions of the Libraries of Foster’s Internet Use Policy.
All laptops must be returned to the circulation desk 15 minutes before closing.
The patron to whom the laptop is checked out will be responsible for any loss or damage of the laptop during his/her session. The patron will be liable for any costs due to damage or loss of the laptop up to and including the replacement cost of the laptop ($2,500.00).
Printing from laptops is not available. Laptop users wishing to print must save the document externally and print from one of the library’s PCs.