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Using Library Resources & Services

Borrowing Laptops

The James C. Kirkpatrick Library provides a laptop loan service to currently enrolled students at the University of Central Missouri. This service is partially funded by student technology fees.

  • Only currently enrolled students may borrow laptops from the Information desk.
  • Laptops are loaned on a first-come, first-serve basis for a period of 1 semester (Chromebooks) or 14 days (Dell's).
  • Please allow at least 5 - 10 minutes to complete the check-out process.
  • Each student may only check out one computer at a time.
  • Laptops will not be loaned between semesters due to maintenance and inventory requirements.

Approved by LSC Aug. 4, 2016, updated July 20, 2021

Returning Laptops

  • Chromebook laptops will be due by 5:00 pm the Monday after finals week.
  • Please remain until the check-in transaction is completed.
  • Equipment, including all peripherals and accessories, must be returned with the laptop.
  • You must wait 24-hours before you can check-out another laptop.

Approved by LSC, Aug. 29, 2016, updated July 20, 2021

Laptop Late Fees & Fines

  • A late fee of $1 per day will be charged if you do not return the laptop, with peripherals and accessories, on time. The maximum late fee is $60. 
  • The billing charge for an unreturned laptop is $100.
  • Lost or damaged peripheral devices will be charged at the following rates
    • Power cord: $35.00

Approved by JCKL Council, Aug. 5, 2019, updated July 20, 2021, updated May 10, 2022

Laptop Technology Notice

  • The Library limits technical support to ensuring the prepared system on the laptop is operational.
  • Students take full responsibility for the compatibility of any software they may load on a Library laptop.

Approved by LSC, Aug. 4, 2016, updated July 20, 2021