Library Laptop Computers: General Information
The Santiago Canyon College [SCC] Library has wireless laptop computers available for use anywhere in the Library by currently enrolled SCC, Santa Ana College [SAC] students, current SCC staff/faculty and current members of the SCC Friends of the Library.
§ Laptop computers are for Library use ONLY, i.e., laptops may not be taken out of the Library building.
§ Wireless laptops services are available to:
o Currently enrolled SCC/SAC students
o Current SCC staff/faculty
o Current members of the SCC Friends of the Library
§ Laptop computer users agree to comply with the Library’s Computer Use Policy and Computer Use: Standards of Conduct.
§ Laptop check-out service stops one hour before the stated library closing time.
§ Laptop computers are checked out at the Library Circulation Desk in a library-provided carrying case.
o Laptop and accessories should NOT be left unattended in the Library!
o User is responsible for the safety and return of the laptop/laptop accessories as well as for any fines/fees incurred in the use of the laptop/laptop accessories.
§ Any laptop damage or malfunction must be reported to the Circulation Desk immediately.
§ Library staff will inspect the unit in the presence of the user when it is returned to the Circulation Desk.
o Any tampering and/or damage to the laptop or carrying bag will result in damage fees, possible suspension of laptop and/or library check-out privileges, and/or possible referral for further disciplinary action.
loan period & late fine
§ Loan period: 2 hours [EXCEPTION: any laptop checked-out during
the last 1 ½ hours before laptop check-out services stop is DUE
BACK 30 MINUTES BEFORE CLOSING TIME.
Ø A laptop checked-out at 7:00 pm on a weekday night
is due back at 8:30 pm which is only a 1 ½ hour check-out period but meets the check-in rule that laptops be returned 30 minutes before 9:00 pm closing time.
§ Renewals: NO
§ Late charge: One dollar per minute with no limit on late fine
§ Storage media accommodated:
o 3 ½” diskette –older laptops ONLY, i.e., those numbered
IOLIB20M01 through IOLIB20M12
o Flash drive – all laptops
o CD Read & Write –new laptops ONLY, i.e., those numbered
IOLIB10M01 through IOLIB10M12
o CD Read Only –older laptops ONLY, i.e., those numbered
IOLIB20M01 through IOLIB20M12
o DVD Read Only – all laptops
§ Peripherals available: headphones
§ Laptop battery should last for the 2-hour loan period
o NOTE: Intensive CPU and hard drive activities will deplete the battery more quickly.
§ Windows XP
§ Microsoft Office 2003 suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Front Page, Publisher, Office Project, Visio
§ Adobe Acrobat Reader
§ Windows Media Player
§ Flash player
§ Work must be saved on user-provided storage media.
o SUGGESTION: Save work frequently.
§ Library is not responsible for any work saved/lost/damaged on the desktop.
§ B/W and color printing from laptops is supported.
§ Print jobs from laptops are sent to the 1st floor printers in the Library Print Station
§ Default printer setting on laptops is set to B/W Printer #1.
Handling & Safety Issues
§ always Use carrying bag to transport laptop
§ DO NOT leave Laptop and accessories unattended in the Library!
§ Do not carry the laptop while it is still powered ON.
§ Avoid touching screen.
§ Library users are asked to limit laptop use to locations that will not create a safety hazard to the laptop or to other Library users.
Shutting Down the Computer
§ Close all applications.
§ Close timer at top of screen.
§ Turn off the laptop by pressing the power button once.
February 26, 2007