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Laptop and iPad Loaner Program

Laptop and iPad loans are solely for Princeton Theological Seminary personnel (current students, faculty, staff and administrators) and alumni who have an active borrowing card.

The Princeton Theological Seminary Library’s loaner program, consisting of MacBook laptops and iPads, is to enhance researchers’ endeavors while in the library. Devices can connect to the wireless network to access scholarly databases and other Internet resources, as well as software typical of Seminary lab computers. Users are financially responsible for devices and peripherals they borrow.

General Terms

  • Current Princeton Theological Seminary personnel (students, faculty, staff and administrators) and PTS alumni who have an active borrowing card may borrow one device (iPad or laptop) at a time.
  • Mac OS-only and Windows-only laptops are available.
  • Laptops and iPads are for use in the library only and are not to leave the building.
  • The loan period is four (4) hours with up to one (1) renewal, which must be done in-person at the Circulation Desk on the first floor, and must be returned one half hour before library closing. Laptops and iPads cannot be borrowed overnight.
  • Laptops and iPads are loaned on a first-come first-served basis during library hours. They may not be reserved in advance.
  • However, users may place a hold if all devices are currently in use.

Late Fee

  • $5.00 for each 15 minutes late.
  • $100.00 maximum late fee

Damage/Replacement Cost

  • Final damage or replacement cost will be determined by ITS with a maximum replacement value of $2,500.00

User Responsibilities

  • Users are responsible for any equipment lost, damaged or stolen.
  • Equipment will be checked upon return to ensure there is no damage.
  • Personal software may not be loaded at any time.
  • Users must save their work prior to return; all data will be removed once returned.
  • Users are subject to the Seminary’s Computer User Policy as defined in the Seminary Handbook.

This policy is subject to review and change.