Library Laptop Lending Program


UM Libraries are pleased to offer Dell laptops for loan to UM students, faculty and staff available at the Richter Library Access Services Desk. The laptops come installed with standard productivity software [MS Office Suite and internet browsers].

Policy

  • Laptops circulate only on a first-come/first-served basis. Kits with power cords and mice and/or keyboard are also available for checkout with the laptops.
  • To reserve a laptop, you can:
    • Call 305-284-3233
    • Email richter.circulation@miami.edu
    • Inquire in person at the Richter Library Access Services Desk. Laptops are no longer able to be requested via the Library Catalog.
  • Laptop loans are for 2 weeks, with renewals possible. All laptops must be returned to the Richter Library Access Services Desk and not in the book drop.
  • All equipment borrowed will be the borrower’s responsibility until it is returned to the Richter Library Access Services Desk.
  • All equipment is visibly inspected for damage upon return. Borrowers are responsible for loss or damage up to the following replacement costs:
    • Laptop: $1600
    • Power cable/mouse kit: $200
  • Saving to an online account, external drive, or other device is critical.
  • If any technical problems are encountered, the laptop should be returned immediately to the Richter Library Access Services Desk.