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last updated: 10/2/2012

IC Circulating Laptop Policies

Laptop computers can be checked out by students, staff and faculty who are affiliated with Indiana University Bloomington from the Information Commons circulation desk.  These laptops (with limited software installations) are intended for the convenience of library users.  Please do not remove the laptops from library premises.  Unfortunately, special requests for software installation, extended use, or classroom usage will not be granted.  The purchase of the laptops was made possible by IUB Libraries and UITS.  A valid IUB photo ID and a second valid photo ID are required for checkout.

Each laptop is equipped to connect to the IU wireless network.  To borrow a laptop, go to the Information Commons (IC) Circulation Desk, located on the first floor of the Wells Library, West Tower.
  • Laptops may be borrowed for 4 hours and may not be renewed.
  • Laptops may be checked out from opening time until 60 minutes prior to closing*.
  • All laptops must be returned 15 minutes before the library closes each day*. They may not be kept overnight.
  • Overdue fines are $10 an hour.  For example, a laptop returned one minute late will incur a fine of $10.
  • Laptops must be returned to the Information Commons (IC) Circulation Desk.  Please do not use the book drop boxes.
  • Borrowing is on a first come/first served basis and may not be reserved.

If the equipment is not returned within 10 days, you will be billed for the entire replacement cost. At the time of check-in, an inspection will be made to confirm the condition of the laptop and to verify that all parts have been returned. If any components are missing upon check-in, IC/UGLS reserves the right to refuse acceptance until all parts are returned. This refusal does not waive the $10.00/hour late fee, or in any way absolve the borrower of any of the responsibilities. If any components are not returned in proper working condition, the borrower will be billed for replacement costs.


*IC Circulation Desk hours are as follows:

Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 12:00am
Fridays 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturdays 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sundays 11:00am - 12:00am


Holiday, Break, and Summer hours will vary.



last updated: 10/2/2012