University Library

Laptop Checkout Guidelines

The University Library offers laptops and carrying cases for 3-day loan periods to all UWSP students. Please review the following important guidelines:

Checkout Policy

  • Laptops may be checked out by registered UWSP students. Laptops are checked out on a first-come, first-serve basis, and require your student ID card and another form of identification. At this time, there are no reservations or renewals.
  • Laptops are checked out for 3 days and MUST be returned to the Access Services Desk.
  • There is a 24-hour wait period between checkouts.

Wireless and Off-Campus Access

  • Laptops may be used with the campus wireless network or off campus. However, they will not be allowed to connect to the wired campus network; in computer labs nor in residence halls.
  • Directions for connecting on-campus and off-campus, along with instructions on using e-mail and instant messenger, are located on the desktop of the computer.

Software Guidelines

  • Laptops:  students may load software in order to connect to the Internet as needed, and use software that is not provided by UWSP.

Late Fees

  • $25 fine per day if equipment is returned after the 3-day loan period.
  • After five days, the item will be marked as lost, at which time the fees listed below will apply.

Replacement and Repair Fees

  • Service fee for missing parts: $15 plus cost of missing parts.
  • Repairable chassis damage: $120.
  • Cracked or broken LCD: $400.
  • Lost, non-returned, or beyond repair laptop:
    • Year One: 100% replacement cost
    • Year Two: 100% replacement cost
    • Year Three: 75% replacement cost
    • Year Four: 50% replacement cost
  • Costs for repair of damages or replacement of missing parts will be billed to the student's account per a completed IT (Information Technology) work order.


  • For additional help with laptop guidelines, please contact Andy Pech (ext. 4428) or the Access Services Desk (ext. 2540).
  • For hardware, software or connection problems, please see the Lab Assistant in ALB 110 Computer Lab (ext. 4773) or contact the Help Desk (ext. 4357).
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