In light of the situation with COVID-19, the library is working with faculty to provide devices to students in need to be able to complete their coursework. Please note the following:
We encourage students to bring to campus personally owned mobile devices and to consider the laptop discount purchasing options available through the College to enable us to deploy the limited number of computing devices that we have to students who do not have a device and are truly in need:
o Please refer to these Computing Technology Recommendations for consideration of personally owned devices. Note that laptops are recommended.
o Detailed purchasing information is provided in the Guilford College Discount Laptop Purchases guide.
o Students also may apply to the John Thomas Subak Emergency Fund, which provides up to $500 in assistance, for laptop purchases.
We are not able to accept laptop requests directly from students; requests must come from your instructor using the request form that has been shared with them. Please contact your instructor directly if you have not already heard from them.
Students will be required to fill out a borrowing contract via Google Form and will be responsible for any damages to the device or charger.
Devices will be checked out for the semester. Students will be responsible for returning the devices and charger on time to the Office of Public Safety by the specified due date and are responsible for all return shipping costs, overdue and replacement fees due to damage or loss. Students who are local and wish to do curbside pick-up and return may do so by scheduling an appointment with Access & Information Services Librarian, Liz Wade.
The extended device loaning service is intended to support students in need for the duration of up to three consecutive sessions (including summer). Beyond that, we encourage students to invest in their own laptop computing devices to support their academic journeys in understanding of the fact that a laptop is an essential tool for academic success.
Please note that the library is able to provide devices for students only; faculty and staff should contact the ITS HelpDesk in Bauman.
For information on specialized software access, please reference the link below.