The library has computers that students can check out and take home?
Yes! Courtesy of a Technology Fee Grant, the library is now checking out 15 netbooks to students that can be taken home for 21 days just like a book. This is really going to make a difference for students who don’t have computers at home. You will no longer be limited by library hours – you have the freedom to complete your assignments anywhere, any time.
How can you get a netbook?
Come to the main campus Cannell Library during open hours. You need to be a student in good standing and show photo ID. After hours, go to our website and submit an online request. Search for “Netbook” in our catalog. The computers you can take home are called “Netbook – Extended Loan.” If one is available, we will set it aside for you for three days. Even if one isn’t available right away, you will be placed in a queue and we’ll contact you when the next one is ready.
In addition to a netbook, you will get a case and a charger. Keep these together and take good care of them! You will sign paperwork to be responsible for the duration. This is a real computer, so please make sure that your kids/dogs/parents do not cause any harm. We hope there are no problems because the replacement cost is $1000. We are also very strict about on-time returns. We will send emails and charge you $20/day for a late set. That adds up fast. Watch the due date and plan your time so you can bring it in person back to Cannell Library and complete the return paperwork.
The netbook is absolutely due the last day of finals 30 minutes before we close, even if you checked it out one day before. We update our computers during the quarter break, so we must have all the netbooks back during that time. Requesting starts over for the next quarter, so get ready for day one of Summer Quarter to request it again.
Did you miss your chance with the extended loan netbooks? We also have 30 in-library-use laptops and netbooks at Cannell Library and at the iCommons at CTC.
Check one out!
Photo courtesy of Nicole Arnold.