Laptop Checkout Agreement

Laptop Loan Policy

  • Laptops can be checked out by currently enrolled MU students.
  • The laptop loan period is for two consecutive hours. If there is no waiting list, laptops may be renewed for additional two-hour loan periods.
  • Laptops are available on a first come/first serve basis only. No advance reservations are allowed.
  • Students will need to show their Mizzou Tiger Card.
  • Students are allowed to have one laptop checked out at a time.
  • The borrower is responsible for copying and/or saving any data from the laptop. Employees are not responsible for lost or damaged documents and data.
  • Failure to comply with the rules and guidelines outlined in this agreement may result in the revocation of borrowing privileges and/or fines.
  • Laptops will not be checked out during the last hour of business.
  • Laptops must be returned in person, by the borrower. Do not drop off the laptop at the desk and leave before it has been checked in.
  • Laptops must be returned before the Laptop Checkout Station closes, regardless of checkout time.

Computer Use

  • The UM Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) applies to all Computing Site usage, including laptops in the Checkout Program.
  • The borrower will not leave the laptop unattended for any length of time, remove it from the designated area, or loan it to another person.
  • Laptops from the Laptop Checkout Program are to be used for academic purposes only.
  • Tampering with existing hardware is not allowed.

Late Return

  • If the laptop is not returned on time, a non-refundable late fee of $5 per hour (until the closing of the Checkout Station that day) will be charged to the student.
  • Late fees will be assessed in 30-minute increments until the closing of the site that day.
  • Thereafter, a late fee of $50 per day will be charged to the student and MU Police will be notified.
  • Returning a laptop late on more than two occasions may result in the revocation of checkout privileges from any site.

Damage/Loss Policy

  • The borrower is financially responsible for any damaged or missing laptops and components.
  • If a laptop or component is damaged or missing, the borrower will be charged repair and/or replacement costs for both hardware and software.
  • Replacement and repair costs are subject to change and will be assessed accordingly. (The approximate replacement cost is $2,500-$3,000.)