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Winthrop University

Library Services Quick Guide

Brief guide to basic library services

Laptop Checkouts

***LAPTOPS CHECKED OUT FOR SPRING SEMESTER ARE DUE BACK MAY 4. THERE ARE NO RENEWALS. LAPTOP  REQUESTS FOR SUMMER TERM WILL BE ACCEPTED BEGINNING MAY 9. PICKUPS WILL BEGIN MAY 16 (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY.)

STUDENTS MUST BE ENROLLED IN SUMMER CLASSES AT WINTHROP TO BORROW LAPTOPS DURING SUMMER TERM.***

The library works in collaboration with Computing and Technology Services to make a limited number of laptop computers available for semester loan to students. To request a laptop:

  • Send a request to servicedesk@winthrop.edu 
    • This is the only way to request a laptop. Walk-up checkouts are not available.
  • You will receive an e-mail when your laptop is available for pickup
  • All laptops can be picked up at the library Information Commons Desk during posted library hours.
  • You will receive a laptop, charger, policy sheet, instructional information, and a return shipping box.
  • All laptops must be returned at the end of the semester
  • The library will ship a laptop to your home address if necessary; however, return shipping, including shipping costs, are the responsibility of the borrower. If you prefer to have your device shipped to you, please indicate this in your request and provide accurate shipping information.
  • Borrowers who don't return their laptops by the billing date will incur a $2200 charge on their Winthrop accounts. $200 of this is non-refundable.
  • Winthrop University has the sole authority to determine the need for and to initiate repairs to devices. The borrower is responsible for damages that occur while the device is in their possession. 
  • Faculty and staff computing needs are managed by the Winthrop University Computing and Technology Department.