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Hours & Policies

Library policies and procedures relating to collections and services.

Digital Media Equipment at Hege Library

Hege Library circulates a variety of digital media to current students, faculty, and staff. A valid Quaker Card is required for all digital media checkouts. No exceptions can be made. 

Equipment that is checked out from the library is due back by the specified date – if you don’t return it by that date and time, you will incur fines. If  the item is returned damaged you will be charged for repair or replacement. If you don’t return the equipment by 2 days after your equipment is due, you will be charged the replacement cost for that equipment. No exceptions will be made.

To find the due date and time of your equipment, login to your library account at http://guilford.on.worldcat.org

Please note that by any use of Library educational media is subject to the College's Network Acceptable Use Policy (NAUP) and the user is responsible for compliance with that policy. 

Due to the popularity of our equipment, patrons are limited to 5 checkouts of a 3 day loan laptop and 5 checkouts of an iPad per semester. 

Laptops

Laptops

  • The library has 6 pc laptops available at the Information Desk for 3 hour checkout within the building.
  •  The Library has a self check-out laptop dispensing kiosk which houses 6 additional Dell laptops that are available for 3 hour checkout within the library
  • The library has 6 pc laptops preloaded with Read and Write Gold, Jaws and Kurzweil assistive technologies, available with a charger, for a 3 day loan outside of the building. No renewals are available. No exceptions. 
  • Only 1 laptop may be checked out per patron at a time.  
  • A patron is allowed 5 checkouts of a 3 day loan laptop per semester. No exceptions. 

3 day loaner laptops must be returned for 24 hours before they can be checked out again. The library reserves the right to not check out a loaner to a customer or group of customers if it appears that they are attempting to monopolise the laptop and not make it available for others to check out.  

3 day loaner laptops that are being taken for off-campus use must be logged into the network at the Information Desk prior to connecting from an off-campus location.

Network connectivity issues must be reported at the time of check out.  Failure to do so will not result in renewal, extended checkout periods, or not counting against 5 total checkouts per semester.  No exceptions will be made. 

If your laptop isn't returned on time, you'll incur overdue fines of $5 per hour. If your laptop or charger is returned damaged, you will be billed for repair and/or replacement. No exceptions will be made.

3 hour laptops which are taken out of the building are considered stolen property and will be reported to Public Safety. 

Replacement cost for 3-day and 3-hour loan Dell laptops - $1500.00, charger $50.00. 

iPads

iPads

The library has a limited number of 2nd generation iPads available for a 5 day loan.  iPads must be returned for 24 hours before they can be checked out again by the same patron. To prevent monopolisation of materials, and to ensure that resources are available to all students, a patron that has checked out any combination of extended-loan items (3-day laptop or 5-day iPad) three consecutive times must wait seven days before another extended loan item may be checked out.  The patron will be notified via email by an AIS staff member should this happen.  The library reserves the right to not check out an iPad to a customer or group of customers if it appears that they are attempting to monopolise the iPad and not make it available for others to check out.  

You'll receive a courtesy notice one day before your iPad is due. If the iPad isn't returned on time, you'll incur overdue fines of $5 per hour. After 1 week you'll be charged the full replacement cost of the iPad. Renewals are not available for iPads. 

  • Full replacement cost $550
  • Cracked screen $250
  • Lost or damaged cord $20
  • Lost or damaged brick $20
  • Lost or damaged cover $20
  • Lost bag $20

If your iPad isn't returned on time, you'll incur overdue fines of $5 per hour.  If the iPad or accessories are returned damaged or in the book drop, you'll be charged for repairs and/or replacement. No exceptions will be made. 

Digital Cameras

The Library circulates the following digital cameras to current students, faculty, and staff. Cameras are available for a 5 day loan period.

  • Canon Vixia HF R400-video recorder 
  • Fujifilm FinePix S4800-camera 
  •  Nikon CoolPix L820
  • Canon Powershot SX160 
  • FujiFilm FinePix JX650
  • Logitech Webcam

iPad minis

iPad Minis through the Digital Briefcase Initiative

As part of a LSTA grant, Guilford College has received iPad minis to incorporate into the classroom, independent studies, research project, courses, and study abroad and experiential programme. The check out period is usually for a full semester but will depend on the nature of the assignment. 

You'll receive a courtesy notice one day before your iPad mini is due. If the iPad mini isn't returned on time, you'll incur overdue fines of $5 per hour. After 1 week you'll be charged the full replacement cost of the iPad mini. No exceptions will be made.  Renewals are not available for iPads minisPlease contact library@guilford.edu for more information. 

Other Accessories

Adapters

  • Mac adapters are available for a 3 hour loan for use within the building.  Renewals are permitted.
    • iPad VGA and iPad HDMI adapters
    • Macbook VGA and Macbook HDMI adapters 
  • Audio cables are available for use in the Hubs for a 3 hour loan. 

Clickers/Presentation Remotes

  • 2 Clickers are available for a 6 hour loan for use within the building. 

Laptop Chargers

  • The Library has 2 PC and 2 Mac laptop chargers available for a 3 hour loan within the building. Please ask at the Information Desk. Please note that these are meant for students needing to charge their personal laptops and are not available for renewal. 
    • PC charger replacement cost: $50.00 + $20.00 processing
    • MacBook charger replacement cost: $50.00 + $20.00 processing

Headphones 

  • Disposable ear buds are available upon request. Please ask at the Information Desk. 

Ear Plugs

  • Disposable ear plugs are available upon request.  Please ask at the Information Desk.