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To further enhance user convenience, current HKBU faculty, staff, and students can borrow laptops / MacBooks from the User Services Counter on L3 of the Library. These laptops / MacBooks support Wi-Fi access. Please read the following guidelines carefully before checking out the devices.

Important Points to Note
A. All data will be erased upon reboot of the laptops / MacBooks; save all documents on an external storage
B. You are expected to be self-directed in the use of software installed on the laptops / MacBooks
C. All data will be erased upon reboot of the laptops / MacBooks; save all documents on an external storage

1   Eligibility

  • Only current HKBU faculty, staff, or students are eligible to borrow the laptops / MacBooks
  • Your library account must be in good standing without being blocked by fines or suspension

2   Loan Rule

  • Loan period:  4 hours (but you have to return it 1 hour before the User Services Counter’s closing time)
  • Loan quota:  1 laptop / MacBook
  • No renewal / advanced booking / hold placing
  • No checkout on the last hour of the library’s opening hours
  • It is strictly prohibited to:
    • Borrow the laptops / MacBooks for overnight
    • Take the laptops / MacBooks out of the Main Library

3   Fines & Charges

  • Overdue fine:  $20 per hour, maximum $1,000
  • Lost / damage charges: The actual replacement or repairing costs + $60 processing fee
  • You will be asked to sign an “Acknowledgment of Damaged Equipment” form if the equipment is returned with damages
  • Failure to pay the fines / charges will result in the suspension of library privileges until the payment is settled

4   Borrowing

  • Laptops / MacBooks are available on a first come, first served basis
  • Present your valid HKBU staff / student card in person at the User Services Counter
  • It is your responsibility to examine the condition of the laptop / MacBook and accessories upon checkout. Please report any defects or malfunctions to the counter once they are found

5   Returning

  • Return the laptop / MacBook at the User Services Counter in person
  • Leave the laptop / MacBook open when returning for inspection
  • The whole set of equipment has to be returned 1 hour before the User Services Counter’s closing time

6   Liability

  • NEVER leave the laptops / MacBooks and accessories unattended
  • Take good care of the equipment
  • Don’t add/remove/modify any hardware or software in the laptops / MacBooks
  • Use the laptops / MacBooks solely for academic or educational purposes
  • Observe copyright law. You are responsible for any consequences arising from inappropriate uploading and/or downloading of any copyright-protected files
  • The Library is not responsible for any leakage of personal data or data loss due to hardware/software/logout failure
  • The above guideline is subject to review and change by Hong Kong Baptist University Library as appropriate without prior notice

Last updated: 05 August 2019