Laptop Loan Program for Students

Provided in partnership by University Libraries and Division of Information Technology

HP 250 G7 Notebook
HP 250 G7 Notebook
Win 10; 8 GB RAM
Intel Core I5
Image Credit: hp.com

Overview

  • HP laptops (model HP 250 G7) are available for borrowing
  • SBU students with valid SBU ID may borrow a laptop for use anywhere
  • Students must be in good standing with the Library (no fines, no overdue items, and no blocks)
  • Laptop availability can be viewed online via the Library’s discovery system SEARCH. See listing of laptops under “Location Items”
  • Check-outs/returns done in person at the North Reading Room, Melville Library between the hours of 9am – 7pm, M-Th and 9am – 5pm on Fridays
  • Laptop loan period is flexible up to 30 days; renewals based on availability
  • Students have administrative privileges on the laptop
  • This is a pilot program and laptops are available while supplies last

Guidelines

  • Students must complete and submit the Laptop Loan Agreement Form prior to borrowing a laptop
  • 1 laptop per student available on a first come, first served basis
  • Laptops must be borrowed and returned in person at North Reading Room, Melville Library between the hours of 9am – 7pm, M-Th and 9am – 5pm on Fridays
  • Any stored data, installed apps, or other information will be erased after the laptop is returned
  • Students are not allowed to reinstall the Operating System of the laptop or in any way format the hard drive.
  • Students are not allowed to take apart the laptop or in any way remove components from the laptop such as the hard drive or memory.
  • Lost/damaged/late charges:
    • Replacement cost of $1000 for lost or stolen laptop plus a processing fee of $20
    • Replacement cost of $50 for lost, stolen, or damaged power adapter or laptop sleeve plus a processing fee of $20
    • Late fines:
      • $20/day up to $60 (three days), thereafter charge is for lost laptop ($1000)
    • Charge for damages (repairs) is up to $1000, based on cost for replacement part(s)
  • Students must abide by SBU’s Appropriate Use of Information Technology – Policy 109
  • Laptop loan is a privilege and can be revoked if abused

Wolfie pointing straight ahead
Check out a laptop at North Reading Room, Melville Library

Laptop Hardware/Software

  • Students have administrative privileges and may install any software needed to complete their coursework.
  • Students are not allowed to make any modifications to the hardware.

Laptop Software List

  • 7-Zip
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
  • Adobe Acrobat X Pro
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Office 2019 Professional Plus
  • VLC media player

Connectivity

  • Students must sign into the laptop with their Stony Brook NetID while still in the Library.
  • Laptop will connect to WolfieNet-Secure while on campus.

Printing

  • Laptop will print to any Print From Anywhere Station while on campus.

How to Borrow a Laptop

  • Check for availability via the Library’s discovery system SEARCH. See listing of laptops under “Location Items”
  • Complete and submit the Laptop Loan Agreement Form. A copy of the agreement will be emailed to you.
  • Proceed to Melville Library, North Reading Room Service Desk between the hours of 9am – 7pm, M-Th and 9am – 5pm on Fridays; see Library staff to check out a laptop and power adapter.
  • Then, see DoIT’s Technology Consultant at the same service desk for connectivity and other technical details

How to Return the Laptop

  • Take the laptop in-person to Melville Library, North Reading Room Service Desk between the hours of 9am – 7pm, M-Th and 9am – 5pm on Fridays
  • See DoIT’s Technology Consultant for an initial inspection of the laptop, power adapter, and sleeve. You will be notified of any initial visible damages.
  • Then, see Library staff at the same service desk to return the laptop. You will be notified of any late charges
  • Further in depth hardware inspection will be done within 5 business days after the laptop is returned and you will be notified of any repair costs

Contacts