Laptops for Student & Staff Use
The Poynter Library provides thirteen (13) Dell Inspiron and six (6) Apple Powerbook Pro laptops for USF students, adjunct faculty and staff, excluding SPC students & faculty. Available for use within the library, these computers are wireless "WiFi" ready, and contain all programs included in the Microsoft Office Suite (ie. Powerpoint, Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, Internet Access).
Laptops are checked out through the Circulation Desk, and require a USF ID, Driver's License, and signed borrower agreement. Charged to your library account for a three (3) hour period in the same manner as a book, laptops must be returned promptly or an overdue fine will accrue at the rate of five dollars ($5.00) per hour.
The laptop is equipped with a two hour battery and a wireless network access card, and handy wireless access maps are available to guide users locate the best spots for reception within the library. A CD writer allows students to 'burn' CD's of their efforts for later use, and a sound card allows users with headphones to listen while they work. For maximum portability, students may also check out a USB Thumb drive and use this handy device to take their work home with them.
To take advantage of this new service, inquire at the Access Services desk between these hours:
|Monday - Thursday||8AM to 6 PM|
|Friday & Saturday||8AM to 1 PM|
|Sunday||1PM to 3 PM|
Note that these hours are during the regular semester, summer and holiday hours may differ. Additionally, we have set the checkout policy to limit the checkout of laptops in the afternoon & evening hours; this is to assure that the equipment is returned to circulation to be cleaned and secured before the library closes.