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Laptop Policies

  • Students can borrow laptops from Atkins library for 7 days, with up to two renewals, for a total loan period of 21 days
  • Laptops can be renewed in person, over the phone (704-687-0491), by email (,through your My Library Account or the Library Mobile app
  • You will be able to check out another laptop after a 24-hour wait-period, based on computer availability
  • Overdue laptops will begin accruing a daily overdue fine of $10 after a grace period of three days
  • A courtesy notification is sent to your UNC Charlotte email address three days before your borrowed item is due
  • All notifications are sent to your university email address 
  • The library laptop lending program supplements rather than replaces the student-supplied personal computer.
  • Library laptops are intended for short term needs including when you leave your own device at home at home, your laptop it is being repaired, or you need software like Respondus for an immediate need
  • You will need to make sure you move all documents and data you may have saved on the library laptop to another device or the cloud before you return to  Atkins
  • To keep your personal information safe, we erase all data and files once a laptop is returned
  • I certify that I will not take any university-owned equipment that I borrowed from Atkins Library outside of the United States. For any questions, please contact the Export Control Officer at