All currently registered Las Positas College students may borrow laptops, after signing a LPC Library - Loaner Laptop Computer Policy form each semester and completing a LPC Library 4-hour Laptop Computer Contract for each check out and providing a valid picture W-ID.
Laptops may be borrowed from the Circulation Desk in the Las Positas College Library.
The first time you borrow a laptop, you will be required to fill out a "LPC Loaner Laptop Computer Policy" which will allow you to borrow laptops for the current academic semester.
In addition, you must sign a "LPC Library 4-hour Laptop Computer Contract" each time you borrow a laptop.
The loan period for laptops is 4 hours. The laptop may be renewed once, if there no other students waiting.
In order to provide a standard laptop environment for all users and to protect the user, do not save personal documents to the hard drives or desktop. Upon system shut-down/restart all personal files will be removed. Therefore, we suggest that you e-mail yourself files you want to save, or save to a CD/ DVD or USB flash drive. There is no way to recover your work once the laptop is shut down/restarted.
Yes, the laptops are equipped with a wireless access card.
When a laptop is borrowed, an AC power adapter (power cord) is included. A carrying case and headphones are also available.
Windows Media Player
Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint
DVD-CD/ROM player (read write)
Wireless network connection
No, you must save files to a USB drive, CD, DVD, or email them to yourself. You may then open the file to print on one of the student-access desktop computers.
A fine of $10.00 per hour will be assessed on all laptops returned late, due to their high cost and expected high demand.
The laptop must be returned in-person to the Circulation Desk. You will be asked to wait for a few moments, to allow staff to verify that all the pieces are returned before the laptop is discharged from your record. Because laptops are expensive, and in an effort to protect the user, laptops should not be placed in return bins available for other library materials. Laptops are due back 30 minutes before the Library closes.
We request that laptops be returned 30 minutes before the Library closes, so that circulation staff will have time to do the necessary work to check in each laptop before closing.
The laptop may only be used on Campus.
Laptops may be renewed one time, if there are additional ones available for other users at the time of renewal. You must bring the laptop in-person to the Circulation Desk to request renewal.
No Reservations or advance bookings/holds for laptops will not be accepted.
Yes, electrical outlets are available for use.
There are no borrowing fees for laptops. However, if the units are returned late, a fee of $10.00 per hour will be assessed.
You are financially responsible for the laptop and accessories while signed out in your name, as you agreed to when you signed the LPC Library Loaner Laptop Computer Policy form and the LPC Library 4-hour Laptop Computer Contract. Please consult our LPC Loaner Laptop Computer Policy for additional information.
We expect you to be familiar with the hardware and software. Library staff may provide assistance with issues related to printing and library resources. If you have additional questions about borrowing laptops, please refer to our LPC Loaner Laptop Computer Policy. If something goes wrong with the Laptop, return it to the Circulation staff. The IT Department will take the computer to check for problems and repairs.
Library Telephone: 925.424.1150
Library Fax: 925.606.7249
Page last modified: February 05, 2014