Parkland College Library owns a variety of electronic devices, including but not limited to laptops, Kindles, iPads, Chromebooks, and video cameras. This policy refers to electronic devices that patrons check-out, both for in-Library use and for use outside the Library.
Parkland College employees and currently registered Parkland College students in good standing (no outstanding fines) may borrow loanable technology from the Main Desk.
Borrowers with delinquent accounts are not permitted to borrow equipment.
Borrowers will be required to sign the Loanable Technology Borrower Agreement once per semester.
The borrower’s current Parkland College ID AND Driver’s License or State ID must be presented, along with a current phone number; no exceptions will be made.
The agreement will be kept on file for one semester.
If a loanable technology item is overdue or lost, no additional technology may be borrowed until all fines and fees are paid.
Once equipment is checked out to a borrower, it becomes the responsibility of that borrower.
Loanable technology items are circulated on a first-come, first-serve basis and may not be placed on hold or Reserve. Internet access is provided through the campus wireless network. Check-out of iPads and Chromebooks are not permitted 1 week prior to the end of the semester; equipment check-out will resume the first day of classes.
The loan period for students is 3 days, with no renewal.
Faculty and staff loan period is 1 week, different loan periods may be available upon request.
Can be used on or off campis.
iPad Air, Chrome Book
The loan period is 3 days with no renewal.
Video Camera, Digital Recorder, LCD Projector
The loan period is 7 days with no renewal.
The loan period is 14 days, with one possible renewal.
Equipment must be returned directly to a staff member at the Main Desk
Do not return equipment to the Library book drop.
Non-refundable overdue fines of $10.00 per day, plus $15 processing fee, will be charged for each piece of equipment checked out.
Equipment that is 48 hours overdue may be treated as stolen property. Parkland College will take any legal action to recover stolen equipment.
Failure to pay overdue fines, repairs, replacement costs or any other charges will result in a hold on the borrower’s account. A hold will prevent students from registering or obtaining transcripts.
Parkland College may take other action necessary to recover damages arising from the use of loanable technology.
Overdue accounts will be sent to collection agency when 6 months past due.
Borrower is responsible for full replacement costs if the equipment is stolen, damaged, or lost during the checkout period. Processing charges will also be applied.
APPROPRIATE USE OF DEVICES
All borrowers must use devices in accordance with Parkland College computer/network usage polices.
Personal software may not be loaded onto the devices. Documents must be saved to a cloud or portable storage device.
For help using the Library’s loanable technology, contact a Parkland librarian by phone, text, or chat using the Ask Us button.