Equipment Borrowing

Coming to campus and forgot to bring your laptop? Is your laptop in the shop? Through a generous gift from Margaret Warden '66, the college is able to offer laptops for circulation to members of the Goucher community - current students, staff, and faculty. There is a self-service Kiosk with 12 laptops located in the Athenaeum 3rd floor living room area - across from the entrance to the library. Borrowers must have a current Goucher ID card to access the laptops.  

Borrowing Policies for all users:

Laptops can be checked out for a maximum of 6 hours at no charge. If laptops are not returned within the 6-hour lending period, a fine will accrue at the rate of $10 per hour - to be charged in hourly increments, not portions of an hour (if you are 1 minute or 59 minutes late, your fine will be $10). Fines will accrue to a maximum of $100. Devices will be deactivated and locked to prevent borrowers from continued usage after being overdue by 10 hours.   Each time you borrow a laptop, you must agree to the College's Computer Use Policy by signing on the Kiosk screen after scanning your card. A camera is installed in the Kiosk for your safety so that no one else can log in with your ID card. Faculty may not check out laptops for students. Everyone must use his or her own ID card. No files/data will be saved on the laptops. Laptops will be recharged and wiped of all changes each time they are returned to the Kiosk. Plan to save to cloud storage or USB drive.  

Laptop Configurations and Software:    These laptops are configured with the same software available in the Information Commons and do not require a login.