UC Berkeley Library

Electronic Devices Lending Policy

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Guidelines

  • Patrons must complete the Electronic Agreement Form prior to the first checkout of any laptop.
  • 1 electronic device (with no peripherals) per person.
  • Item may be borrowed for 4 hours, 1 day, or 14 days depending on location.
  • Devices may not be reserved in advance.
  • Devices are available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Upon check-out and check-in, the device will be examined with the patron to ensure all parts are operational.
  • Device must be returned in person at due time, or at the latest, 1 hour before closing.
  • Any stored data or information will be erased after the item is returned.

Overview

  • The library lends Apple MacBook Air 13" laptops (some laptops will run Windows and some laptops will run OSX) and Dell Latitude 13" laptops for checkout.
  • Laptops may be borrowed from:
  • Laptop loan periods:
    • 4-hour loans: Engineering Library, Moffitt Library
    • 1-day loans: Bioscience Library, Social Research Library
    • 14-day loans: Moffitt Library, Social Research Library
  • UC Berkeley Students with a valid Cal ID (and select yellow library card holders) may borrow a device for use anywhere.
  • Eligible students must be in good standing with the Library (no fines, no overdue items, and no blocks).
  • Students have full administrative privileges restricted by Deep Freeze.
    • Library devices use Deep Freeze to restrict data from being saved to the hard drive.
    • Users are responsible for saving to cloud-based services or to an external drive.
  • You can check their availability in OskiCat:
  • There are Android and Apple Lightning USB wall chargers with cables available for check-out to UC Berkeley students at Moffitt Library (4th floor) and the Engineering Library Circulation Desk.
    • The loan period is two hours with no renewal or overnight.
    • Students must present their Cal1 ID card to borrow.
    • See the Pay fines page for replacement and overdue charges.
  • There are other electronic devices available to check out in the libraries. For more details, see the Equipment lending LibGuide.

Connectivity

No login is required to access the computer. However, you will need a CalNet ID/passphrase to access the wireless internet connection (Airbears2).

Printing

To print from a laptop or personal device go to https://mobileprint.berkeley.edu and log in with your CalNet ID. See the guide for more details.

Fines and Charges

Borrowers are responsible for loss, damage, and theft of the laptop while in their possession. Borrowers should verify the condition of the laptop at the time of check-out and upon check-in. See the Pay fines page for replacement and overdue charges.

Software

Some laptops run only the Windows Operating System while other laptops run just OSX.

MAC OSX - Sierra

  • Adobe Creative Cloud 2017
  • Adobe Flash
  • Chrome
  • Citrix Receiver with (SPSS and Stata)
  • Cyberduck
  • Firefox
  • iTunes
  • Microsoft Office Plus 2016
  • Safari
  • VLC Media Player

Windows 10 Education

  • ArcGIS for Desktop
  • Adobe Creative Cloud 2017
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Shockwave
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge & Internet Explorer 11
  • Citrix Receiver with (SPSS and Stata)
  • iTunes
  • Java 8
  • Microsoft Office Pro Plus 2016
  • Microsoft Silverlight
  • Microsoft.NET framework
  • QGIS
  • R for Windows
  • VLC Media Player
  • Windows Media Player
  • WinSCP
  • Zotero

Hardware

Apple MacBook Air 13"

256GB SSD

8GB RAM

Adapter

DVI to VGA adapters for presentation with a projector are available for check out at the Media Resources Center on the first floor of Moffitt Library.

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