Equipment Borrowing

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. 

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

Encountered a problem with a laptop from the kiosk? Check out the Laptop Kiosk Frequently Asked Questions page.

Laptop Kiosk Terms and Conditions:

Please note that these borrowing policies apply to all faculty, staff and students. By borrowing a laptop, you are acknowledging that you have read and understood the following terms and conditions and agree to be bound by them. If you don't agree with (or cannot comply with) the terms and conditions, then you may not borrow a laptop from the Kiosk.


All users borrowing a laptop must agree to the college's Computer Use Policy. All users borrowing a laptop must use their own OneCard. Users can only check out one laptop at a time. Users are also prohibited from borrowing a laptop for someone else, including faculty borrowing a laptop for a student. Laptops should be borrowed for individual use only, not for example, for use by attendees at a club/organization event.

File Storage

No personal data can be stored on college-owned laptops. Laptops are automatically erased and recharged every time they are returned to the kiosk. No data can be recovered from the laptops once they have been erased.

Late Fees

The period of a single laptop check-out is 6 hours. If a user wishes to use a laptop for more than 6 hours, they must return the first one and check out another within the 6 hour time period. For each hour after 6 hours, the user will be charged a late fee of $10 per hour, rounded up the next hour. The maximum fine is $100 per rental period. Late fees cannot be removed once they have been charged.

If a user accrues a total of $300 in late fees during a single semester, they will not be able to check out another laptop for the remainder of the semester.

Loss, Theft, and Damage

If a laptop is not returned for a period of 7 days, then the user borrowing it will be responsible for the cost of replacing it, up to $1299.

If a user damages a laptop during their borrowing period, the user will be responsible for the cost of repair up to $755.