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Technology Resources at the UWB/CC Campus Library

Library Laptop Circulation Program

Laptops currently circulated by the Campus Library are funded by the UWB Student Technology Fee, and the circulation service is partially funded by the UWB Student Activities Fee and are ONLY available to current UWB students.  (Not staff or faculty)

Using these laptops requires using your UW NetID to logon to them while on campus, and that you connect regularly to the UW's Virtual Private Network Service (Husky OnNet) in order to keep the software activated and up to date.

Laptop check-out appoinments for the 2020 Autumn Quarter will begin Monday September 28th, and end when all laptops have been checked out.  If you agree to all the terms and conditions below, you may request to borrow a Library Laptop, and indicate your agreement to all terms and conditions.

LIBRARY LAPTOP CIRCULATION DURING COVID19

While Campus Library buildings are closed due to the COVID19 pandemic, Library Laptops are being circulated for the entire quarter.  In order to request a Library Laptop, you must be a current UWB student enrolled in class for the quarter that you will have the laptop, and you must agree to the following terms and conditions:

  • Actively check and respond to emails about the laptop sent to your UW NetID email address.
  • Have the flexibility to arrange on-campus pickup and drop off appointment times M-F between 9am and 5pm.
  • Use the Husky OnNet VPN service to securely connect to campus resources, and to receive monthly software updates

If you have this flexibility,then you may use this form to request to borrow a Library laptop. (UW NetID required)

When you need to return a Library Laptop during the COVID19 building closure, use this form to arrange an appointment to return a Library laptop.  Please do not return laptops using the Library's book returns.

PLEASE NOTE: UWB IT now has a separate laptop circulation service, and are offering other technology and software access during the building closure.  See their webpage at <https://www.uwb.edu/it/student-continuity> for more information.

About the Library Laptops

Using Library laptops requires a UW NetID to logon to them while on campus! The current laptops are 15 inch Dells with touch screens, built in webcams, and backlit keyboards that include a 10-key.  All of the laptops can access the campus wireless network, and they also have an Ethernet port for wired Internet access. The software available on the circulated laptops is a subset of the licensed software installed on the computers in the Information Commons.  See the Software tab for more information.

Students must present their current Husky card for checkouts, and may be asked to show additional photo ID. (No manual checkouts are allowed.)  To ensure availability for as many students as possible, students may not checkout another laptop the same day they return one, and they cannot be reserved or renewed.  Laptops may have limited availability during the interims between quarters.

Responsibility for Library Laptops

Laptops must be returned by the due date to avoid sanctions or fines.  Fines accrue for laptops at a daily rate, including days the library is closed if it is already past the due date.  Failure to return a laptop, will result in being billed the replacement cost of the laptop, a non-refundable fine, and a lost item processing fee.  (Visit http://www.lib.washington.edu/services/borrow/fines for more information.)  Please do not return laptops using the Library's book returns.

Keep laptops secure and safe!  You may be responsible for any and all damages to the laptop, or its loss, up to and including the full replacement cost of the laptop.  Please read the Computer Use Policy on the UWB/CC Campus Library website for other restrictions that may apply. Be sure to save any files you create on your own media, disk, or network drive. All files on the laptop may be deleted upon check-in, however, it will not be checked in without all of the accessories it was checked out with. (power adaptor, disk drives, cases, cables, etc.)  FAILURE TO RESPOND TO EMAILS ABOUT THE LAPTOP, OR RETURN A LAPTOP BY THE DUE DATE, MAY RESULT IN THE LOSS OF LAPTOP PRIVILEGES AND OTHER SANCTIONS.

Software on Library Laptops

The software available on the circulated laptops is a subset of the licensed software installed on the computers in the Information Commons.  See the Software tab for more information.

Library Circulated Laptop

We circulate Dell laptops that are funded by UW Bothell Student Technology Fees.  All feature wireless internet capability and can be connected to Collaboration Monitors in Group Study Rooms.

Did you know....

UW Bothell and Cascadia College also circulate other equipment to their current students at other service desks.