Lending Policies

Availability

  • Equipment is available to borrow from SCS during our operating hours.

  • Checkout periods are either 1 day (24 hours) or 7 days.

  • The equipment must be returned before the item’s due date and time.

  • Equipment loans are subject to availability. SCS cannot control or predict availability of any item or item type.

Terms and Conditions

  • The borrower accepts complete financial responsibility for all equipment borrowed. Replacement costs for items stocked in SCS can be found below under "Maximum Replacement Fees."

  • The borrower may not replace the operating system or modify the machine in any way.

  • The borrower will reimburse San José State University for the repair or replacement costs for lost, stolen, or damaged equipment.

  • The borrower must present a valid Tower ID card to check out any item from SCS.  The borrower must also return the items to SCS in person and present their Tower card on demand.

  • Any items borrowed must remain under the control of the borrower for the duration of the loan and may not be transferred to any other person for any reason.

  • No items may be checked out by the same borrower for at least 2 operating hours after they are returned to SCS. Attempts to circulate items among a closed group of people to avoid this policy will cause a suspension of services and possible fines, and repeated violation may case a permanent ban from using SCS.

Laptops

  • You have full administrative control of laptops while they are in your possession, and may install any app you need.

  • However, do not install applications that require a restart to take effect because ALL DATA, APPLICATIONS, ETC. WILL BE DELETED WHEN THE LAPTOP IS SHUT DOWN OR RESTARTED

iPads

  • Everything you install or download to an iPad stays on the iPad until you return it to SCS.

  • PLEASE REMOVE YOUR APPLE iCLOUD ACCOUNT AND PASSCODE BEFORE RETURNING THE iPAD. The iPad will not be checked if it is locked with a passcode.

NOTE: Using your Apple ID to listen to iTunes on SCS devices will use up one of the 10 "associated devices" that Apple allows you sign in to at one time. Refer to Apple's "Terms and Conditions" for more details.

1-Day Loans (24 Hours)

  • The device may leave the library but must be returned before the loan expiration date and time.

  • Items cannot be renewed.

  • If you wish to check out another 1-day (24-hour) device, you must bring the first device back to SCS and wait two hours before checking out another device.

  • You may call to see if a device is available, but we will NOT hold devices

  • Late fees for 1-day (24-hour) loans are $25 per day starting immediately upon the item becoming overdue. (This means that if the item is returned even 1 minute after its due date and time, you will be charged a $25 late fee.) Fines will accrue every day until the device is returned.

  • Fines accrue for a maximum of two weeks, at which point the item is considered lost and the full replacement value as well as all late charges are applied to your account.  

7-Day Loans:

  • It is expected that these devices will leave the library, but they must be returned on time.

  • Devices must be returned back at SCS before their due date and time.

  • One-week loans may not be renewed. If you wish to check out another one-week device you must bring the device back to SCS and wait two hours before checking out another device.

  • You may call to see if a device is available, but we will NOT hold devices for you.

  • Late fees for 7-day loans are $25 per day or any fraction thereof. (This means that if the item is returned at any time after its due date and time, you will be charged $25 as a late fee.) Fines will accrue every day until the device is returned.

  • Fines accrue for a maximum of two weeks, at which point the item is considered lost and the full replacement value as well as all late charges are applied to your account.  


Fines

  • 1-day devices (24-hour loan): $25 per day

  • 7-day devices (weekly loan): $25 per day

  • Accessories (24-hour loan): $10 per day

Maximum Replacement Fees:

  • Windows laptop or MacBook Pro: $1600

  • iPad: $1000

  • Laptop battery: $120

  • Headphones: $25

  • Mouse: $20

  • Power adapter, PC laptop: $40

  • Power adapter, Macbook Pro: $80

  • Power adapter, iPad: $40

  • USB cable for iPad: $20

  • iPad Smart Cover: $45

  • Bluetooth wireless Keyboard for iPad: $75

  • Soft Carry Case for iPad: $35

Charges will be applied to the borrower's library account. SCS borrowing privileges will be suspended until those fines are paid. The University may initiate collections efforts if fines are unpaid for an extended period of time.

DO NOT leave a MacBook Pro, Windows laptop or iPad unattended for any length of time. If you must leave the area, no matter how briefly, take the device with you.  You are responsible if someone else steals the device when it is unattended.  This includes, but not limited to, leaving items in cars, dorm rooms, study rooms, or classrooms.

In an emergency, if you are instructed to leave the building, take the device with you and return it later.

The borrower agrees to comply with all applicable SJSU and King Library policies regarding acceptable computer use. Please refer to the Library's "Policies and Procedures" for details.