Computers and Laptops Checkout Policy

Available Laptops

Wireless Internet Access

The library provides free wireless Internet connection on all floors. This service is available to library patrons with a laptop. Please note that the library staff cannot assist patrons on problems with personal laptops, PDA, card or configuration.

Computer Labs

The Electronic Language Facility (ELF) computer lab is located on the 3rd floor. There are 35 computers with full access to the Internet and the campus network. A laser printer is available and student lab assistants are on hand to provide help with printing problems. Guest passwords are provided for patrons who are not affiliated with Ramapo (available from the Circulation Desk on the 3rd floor).

The other computer lab in the library is used primarily for Information Literacy classes. It is located on the 2nd floor. There are 28 computers for use by classes and a printer. This lab is generally open for all Ramapo students one week before Finals Week to accommodate the overflow from the computer lab on the 3rd floor.

Loaner Laptops

Five Dell Inspiron 700 and nine Asus Eee PC wireless laptop computers are available for use by current Ramapo students. Laptops are for in-house use only, with 2-hour loan period. They may be checked out from the Circulation Desk.

  • General Policy
    • Personal software may not be loaded onto the laptops.
    • Users must save their work into a removable device.
    • Saved files on the computer will be deleted when the system is turned off.
  • Loan Period
    • 2 hours (may be renewed for another 2 hours depending on demand).
    • Loaning ceases 1 hour prior to library closing time.
    • All laptops must be returned 1 hour before library closing time.
  • Financial Responsibility
    • Borrowers are financially responsible for the full replacement cost of a laptop computer and peripheral (A/C adapter) if lost, damaged, or stolen during the checkout period.
    • $10 per hour will be charged for overdue laptops.
    • $2,500 replacement cost will be charged for lost or stolen laptops.
    • Repair cost to damaged laptops will be determined by ITS.
  • Printing
    • The library does not offer wireless printing.
    • Laptop users may use the printer in the computer lab on the 3rd floor after saving their work using a removable device.

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