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Laptop Computers

Three laptop computers are available for check-out from the Media Center. These computers are equipped for wireless access to the Internet and are loaded with Microsoft® Office software. The laptops are designated for in library use only and circulate for 2 hours with one renewal.

Samsung Netbook

  • Microsoft Windows XP w/ 1GB RAM
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • built-in Wi-Fi
  • embedded digital “live cam”
  • SD card reader
  • VGA out

Dell Latitude E6400

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional w/ 4GB RAM
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • built-in Wi-Fi
  • DVD+RW
  • SD card reader
  • VGA out

Other Equipment

Samsung HMX W300 Camera
  • full HD 1920x1080 recording at 30 fps
  • 2.3" LCD
  • F2.2 Bright Lens
  • HDMI Out
  • built-in USB
  • one-touch sharing
  • waterproof/shockproof/dustproof

Zoom H2 Ultra-Portable Digital Audio Recorder

  • records WAV and MP3
  • creates 5.1 audio mix
  • recording up to 2 hours of audio at 96kHz, 6 hours at 44.1kHz, or up to 138 hours in MP3
  • 4 built-in microphone capsules that create stereo image
  • record from 90°, 120° or 360°
  • 4GB card included for storage
  • USB port allows for data transfer between mic and your computer
Clearwire Mobile 4G
  • portable 4G network connection for your laptop
  • Wi-Fi capability when outside of 4G area

Eligible Borrowers

  1. Current students, faculty and staff with full borrowing privileges may borrow equipment from the Media Center. Users with delinquent accounts are not permitted to borrow equipment.
  2. A valid Belmont University ID card is required. There are no exceptions.
  3. Each borrower must fill out a Check-Out Agreement form each time equipment is checked out.

Borrowing Guidelines

  1. A valid Belmont University ID card is required.
  2. There is a three day limit on equipment use. Items may not be renewed. Fines begin to accrue if items are kept longer than the allotted time. (see below)
  3. Only one camera or audio recorder may be checked out per patron.
  4. Items WILL NOT be left unattended.
  5. There are no renewals, and there is a 24-hour waiting period between recheck-out.

Return Procedures

  1. Equipment is due back to the Media Center. Equipment must be returned during open hours of the Media Center. Media Center hours may vary from regular library hours. Do not return equipment to the First Floor Circulation desk.
  2. Borrowers will assume the full cost of replacement for equipment not returned. (see below)
  3. Please allow at least 10 minutes at the time of return for check-in procedures.
  4. Equipment must be returned directly to a library staff member in the Listening/Viewing Center and patrons must wait until items have been checked in.
  5. Equipment will be checked for damage upon return.
  6. Staff will assess if damage has occurred. Charges will be assessed according to the policies below.
  7. All files will be removed from the equipment upon return.

Fines

  1. Fines will accrue at the rate of $10 per day
  2. The maximum fine is $50.

Replacement Costs

  1. Replacement fees for equipment are based on the current cost of the item and can be up to $200.
  2. Replacement costs may be updated periodically and without notice.
  3. If an item is replaced, a processing fee of $10 will also be charged.

Any equipment that is 5 days overdue will be declared lost and a default replacement charge of $200 will be placed on the borrower’s account. All overdue fines will also be billed to the borrower’s account. A Banner hold will be placed until the item is replaced or returned. If the equipment is returned in good condition, the replacement costs will be waived. Overdue fines will not be forgiven.

Problems

Loss, damage or defect must be reported to the Media Center immediately. In the event a piece of equipment is not functioning properly, contact the Media Center. The equipment will be checked as soon as possible and replaced if a similar item is available.

Printable Version of policies (PDF)

 



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