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Computers, Printing and Wireless in the Library

Laptop Loans

Healey Library patrons may borrow laptop computers from the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor of the Healey Library.

Laptop Loan Policies:

  • Loan Period: 4 hours
     
  • Cost - Free!
     
  • Laptops must remain in the library. 
     
  • Please note that hefty fines are assessed for late returns, in order to ensure that laptops are available for as many patrons as possible. 

    Fines are 25 cents per minute and $15.00 per hour for late returns.

Software Installed on Library Laptops

  • MS Office 2003 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Access, InfoPath)
  • Internet Browser (Firefox, IE)

Holiday Laptop Loans

For those without computer access over a holiday, consider trying the Library's holiday laptop loan program.  Starting after noon on the day before the holiday, you can check out a laptop to take off campus, which then must be returned by 9:30 pm on the day after the holiday.

Example: for the President's Day holiday celebrated on Monday, Feb 16, you may borrow a laptop to take home anytime after 12:00 noon on Sunday, Feb 15, and then return it by 9:30 pm on Tuesday evening, Feb 17.

A limited number of laptops are available for a holiday loan, so lending is on a first-come, first-served basis.

NOTE: because of high demand for laptop use in the Library, we must be very strict about return times.  You must return the laptop in good condition within the time specified, or risk significant fines.  See below for further information.


Holiday laptop loan policies:


  • Laptops are issued to active UMB students (verified through the Wiser system).
  • Laptop Checkout:  after 12:00 noon the day before the holiday.
  • Laptop Return: by 9:30 pm the day after the holiday.
  • The laptop must be in your possession at all times.  You are responsible for equipment that is lost or stolen.
    • For lost, stolen or damaged laptops the borrower will be charged up to $1,500 in replacement costs. Lost battery pack = $150; power cord & recharge unit = $100.
  • Return the laptop and related accessories to the Reference Desk no later than 9:30 pm the day after the holiday.
    • If you have any special circumstances that would prevent your returning the laptop on time, please call the Circulation Desk (617-287-5900) BEFORE THE DUE TIME.  Ask to speak to the Supervisor on duty, who will try to arrange a laptop loan period that will accommodate your needs.  Your call will be logged and the loan record will be adjusted on your library account.  Again, please note that this must be arranged BEFORE the due time! 

    • The fines are 25 cents per minute and $15.00 per hour for late returns.  You may be charged up to $225 for late return.  Please call the Circulation Desk (617-287-5900) BEFORE THE DUE TIME if you have any problems returning the laptop on time!
Healey Library | University of Massachusetts Boston | 100 Morrissey Blvd | Boston, MA | 02125-3393 | 617-287-5900