Laptops - Computer Lending Policy & FAQs

All laptop users are expected to abide by the University's Computing Policy.

What software and hardware is available on the laptop?
Can personal software and documents be saved on the laptop?
Can I print from the laptop?
Can I access the Internet with the laptop?
What comes with the laptop?

 

What software and hardware is available on the laptop?

The Dells have Windows 7, Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, Skype and other standard applications, but do not have access to Student Network applications like MiniTab and SPSS.

Can personal software and documents be saved on the laptop?

Software and personal documents can be saved on the hard drive of the laptop during the borrowed period. However, all information must be saved to removable media (CD, USB stick) or emailed prior to return. Laptops will be re-imaged upon return to the Service Desk. The library assumes no responsibility for the loss of, or damage to, any file placed on or used on the laptop.

Can I print from the laptop?

Yes. Printing is available. Follow this link for the steps involved.

Can I access the Internet with the laptop?

The laptops are equipped with wireless network access.

What comes with the laptop?

The laptop will come in a carrying case with a power cord.

Laptop Computer Lending Policy

  • LIABILITY: You the user may be liable for the cost of repair or replacement in the event of loss due to theft, damage, negligence or misuse. The Library will not assume responsibility for lost files due to viruses, hardware failure or network interruptions. Laptops should not be left unattended.
  • ELIGIBILITY: Laptop computer loans are restricted to current UPEI students, staff and faculty. You may not borrow a laptop if you have more than $10.00 in fines or if you have previously violated the laptop loan agreement. You may only sign out one laptop at a time.
  • UPEI CAMPUS CARDS: Laptops are available for loan on a first-come, first-served basis at the Service Desk. Eligible users MUST present their valid UPEI Campus Card without exception, when requesting a laptop.
  • LOAN PERIOD: Laptops are available for loan from the Library‚Äôs Service Desk for a seven day (168 hour) loan period.
  • RENEWALS: Laptops cannot be renewed. However, another laptop may be checked out after a 3 hour waiting period if one is available.
  • ADVANCE BOOKING: No booking. Laptops are available on a first-come, first-served basis only.
  • FINES: $5 per hour fines will apply for overdue laptops.
  • REPLACEMENT AND DAMAGE FINES: Laptops not returned within twenty-four hours of their time due will be considered lost and you may be billed for the replacement cost. Damage fines will be assessed after library staff evaluate the cost of repairing the particular damage.
  • RETURNS: Laptop computers must be returned in-person to staff at the Service Desk.  All user files will be deleted and cannot be recovered. Laptops are re-imaged (wiped clear of any trace of prior user's use) upon return to the Service Desk.
  • SUPPORT: Library Service Desk staff members do not provide any technical support for laptops. Support for the Dells is provided through the Library's IT Help Desk and the ITSS helpdesk, 566-0465 or email helpdesk@upei.ca.

Updated: 2015-08-24/mb