Laptop Loan Policies

* Update: 3/23/2020. Please see the Hunter College's Laptop Loan Request Form for laptop loans for summer 2020. If you have an issue with a laptop borrowed from Hunter College during this time, contact the student help desk.

Leon & Toby Cooperman Library  AV Desk, 2nd floor
Apple Macbooks: 3 hour loan
Dell, Lenovo & Dell Chromebook Laptops: 3 hour and all day loan
MS Surface Tablets RT, MS Surface Pro 4: 3 hour, all day, and 3 day loan
Apple iPads: 3 hour, all day, and 3 day loan

Health Professions Library  Main circulation desk
Apple Macbooks: 3 hour loan
Dell, Lenovo Laptops: 3 hour loan

Social Work and Urban Public Health Library  A/V desk
Dell Laptops: 3 hour loan

Zabar Art Library Main circulation desk
Apple Macbooks: 3 hour loan
Dell Laptops: 3 hour loan

To borrow a laptop from any of the Hunter College Libraries, you must :

  • be a current Hunter College Student with no blocks on your record.
  • have a current, validated Hunter Student ID and email address.
  • have another photo ID such as a driver’s license, passport or State ID.
  • read, understand and abide by all A/V policies as found on the Liability Agreement Form for 3 hr or all day loan*. Your signature is acknowledgement.

Additional information

  • Laptops cannot be reserved for a specific time.
  • Only one laptop may be borrowed at a time.
  • Laptops are available for 3 hour loans, once daily, or all day loans* and may not be renewed.
  • 3 hour loans must stay inside the library. All day loans may leave the library*.
  • Laptops may be borrowed up to 1 hour and 30 minutes before closing, but must be returned by at least 1 hour before the library closes. (Libraries' hours)
  • Upon return, allow 15 minutes for laptops to be checked in with a library staff member who will verify that the computer is in working order before the borrower leaves the desk.
  • Each laptop is loaded with the Hunter’s standard suite of programs.
  • No programs, documents, etc., may be left on the computer. Everything, except for the preloaded programs, will be deleted when the machine is returned.
  • Borrowers are responsible for the computer. If a machine is lost, stolen, or damaged, the student is responsible for the cost of replacement or repair.
  • Overdue and lost / damaged fines:
    • Macbooks: $40 per hour and $10 per 15 minutes or any portion of the 15 minute period. (If you are 33 minutes late in returning a laptop, your fine will be $30.)$2000 if lost or damaged.
    • Dell, Lenovo, and Dell Chromebook Laptops: $40 per hour, $10 per 15 minutes, $1000 if lost or damaged.
    • MS Surface Tablets RT: $50 overdue fine per day per item, $200 if lost or damaged, $100 for loss/damage to keyboard, $65 for loss/damage to charger.
    • MS Surface Pro 4: In addition to overdue fine (same as MS Surface Tablets RT), $1300 for loss/damage to MS Surface Pro 4, $100 for loss/damage to charger, $60 for loss/damage to MS Surface Pen.
    • iPads: $50 overdue fine per day, $500 for loss/damage, $40 for loss/damage to iPad charger