Laptop Loaner Program

Need a laptop?   SBU students with valid SBU ID may borrow a laptop for use anywhere.  

MELVILE LIBRARY SINC SITE / TECH STATION / ROOM S1460

You can renew your laptop online! Scroll down to "How to renew a laptop" for instructions.

OVERVIEW

  • Dell laptops are available for borrowing.
    • While supplies last, laptops will be available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Laptop availability and online requests can be created from the Patron Portal @   https://stonybrook.webcheckout.net/sso/patron#!/    
  • Check-outs/returns done in person at the Melville Library SINC Site (room S-1460) during open lab hours.  
  • Students may loan out 1 laptop for a week (short term) with no renewal or up to 60 days (long term) with the option for one 60-day renewal. The short & long-term loans are based on the student’s eligibility.  All lending periods will end at the end of the current semester.
  • Students have administrative privileges on the laptop.
  • Laptops are available only while supplies last.

GUIDELINES

  • Students must complete and submit the Laptop Loan Agreement Form prior to borrowing a laptop. 
  • While supplies last, 1 laptop per student available on a first come, first served basis. 
  • Laptops must be borrowed and returned in person at Melville Library SINC Site (room S-1460) during open lab hours
  • Any stored data, installed apps, or other information will be erased after the laptop is returned.
  • Students are not allowed to reinstall the Operating System of the laptop or in any way format the hard drive.
  • Students are not allowed to take apart the laptop or in any way remove components from the laptop such as the hard drive or memory.
  • Students are not allowed to attach stickers or other personalization to a laptop or laptop accessories.  This is considered damage to the equipment and billable.
  • Borrowers must follow all the loan policies outlined.  Failure to comply will result in the loss of borrowing privileges.

Lost/damaged/late charges:

  • Replacement cost of up to $1500 for lost or stolen laptop
  • Replacement cost of $58.82 for lost, stolen, or damaged power adapter
  • Replacement cost of $58.82 for laptop sleeve or bag

Fees:

  • A non-refundable late fee of $23.53/day up to $117.65 (five days), thereafter charge is for a lost laptop ($1500)
  • Charge for damages (repairs) is up to $1500, based on the cost for replacement part(s)
  • Students must abide by SBU’s Appropriate Use of Information Technology – Policy 109.
  • All loans must be returned by the loan return date.  All fees and fines are final and non-refundable 
  • Laptop loan is a privilege and can be revoked if abused.

HOW TO BORROW A LAPTOP

HOW TO RENEW A LAPTOP

In person:

  • Visit Melville Library SINC Site (room S-1460) during open lab hours
     

Online:

  • Log into the WebCheckOut portal: https://stonybrook.webcheckout.net/sso/patron#!/   
  • Go to the eye icon on the top left corner, and select "Current Checkouts"
  • Click on the allocation that appears
  • Click “Renew" below Actions
  • Select an end time that is during the open hours of the Main Library SINC Site, and before the end of classes (May 6th)
  • Click the save button (floppy disk) in the top right (within the green bar that says "Ready to Save")

HOW TO RETURN THE LAPTOP

  • Melville Library SINC Site (room S-1460)  during open lab hours.  
  • See DoIT’s Technology Consultant for an initial inspection of the laptop, power adapter, and sleeve. You will be notified of any initial visible damages.
  • Further in depth hardware inspection will be done within 30 business days after the laptop is returned and you will be notified of any repair costs

 

CONNECTIVITY

  • Students must sign into the laptop with their Stony Brook NetID while still in the Library.
  • You should always connect to  WolfieNet-Secure while on campus.  Connecting info can be found on the card attached to laptop.

LAPTOP HARDWARE/SOFTWARE

  • Students have administrative privileges and may install any software needed to complete their coursework.
  • Students are not allowed to make any modifications to the hardware.

LAPTOP SOFTWARE LIST

  • 7-Zip
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
  • Adobe Acrobat X Pro
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • VLC media player

CONTACTS

Email:     laptop_loaner_program@stonybrook.edu
Phone:   (631) 632-1673  
After Hours Support:    Submit Service Request Ticket @ https://service.stonybrook.edu

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