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University Libraries Laptop Lending Service

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The University Libraries have PC and MacBook laptops available for loan. Come to the circulation desk at the University Library, the Science Library, or the Dewey Library (MacBooks are not available at the Science Library). UAlbany students, faculty, and staff may borrow laptops for up to four hours, and they must be returned to the same library before it closes. Files must be saved to a removable external drive. Wireless printing is available through the ITS Uniprint System.

The following software is provided on PC laptops:

  • Windows 10 Enterprise operating system
  • Microsoft Office Enterprise 2016
  • Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox browsers
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Windows Media Player and VLC Media Player
  • Flash and Zotero plugins
  • FileZilla Client

The following software is provided on the MacBooks:

  • Apple OSX 10 operating system
  • Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word 2016
  • Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox browsers
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Adobe Air
  • FaceTime
  • Flash, Shockwave, and Silverlight plugins
  • FileZilla Client
  • iBooks, iMovie, iTunes
  • Audacity, Final Cut Pro, and Garageband

Please be aware of the special overdue fines and terms that apply for laptop lending:

  • Software cannot be copied to or from the laptop, and any deliberate attempts to make modifications to the machine are prohibited;
  • Overdue fines are $15 per hour to a maximum of $225;
  • Each item must be returned in good condition or the borrower will be billed for replacement. Each piece is individually priced and inventoried. Details are available at the time of loan.
  • Laptops that are not returned within three days are considered lost and will be billed for replacement immediately. Registrar and Student Account blocks are applied immediately. An invoice for a lost laptop includes the full replacement value (approximately $2000), the maximum overdue fine ($225), and a $15 processing fee.

The Libraries is pleased to offer this additional service to our users. Please send comments to .

University Libraries, University at Albany, SUNY.

1400 Washington Avenue, Albany NY 12222 USA. (518) 442-3600.

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