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Equipment

Equipment available at the Hillman Ground Floor Service Desk

Name Loan Policy
Dry-Erase Board (12" x 16") 8 hours, no renewal, no grace period, $.25 per hour overdue. 
Laptop  8 hours, no renewals, no grace period, $10.00 per hour overdue.
iPad 

8 hours, no renewals, no grace period, $10.00 per hour overdue.

Cables for iPhone 4 and later , early models of the iPads, and lightning connector charging cables, Android cables

8 hours, no renewals, no grace period, $.25 per hour overdue.

Adapters: HDMI, VGA

8 hours, no renewals, no grace period, $.25 per hour overdue.

External Batteries: With a standard electrical socket to charge laptops, as well as USB ports to charge mobile devices 8 hours, no renewals, no grace period, $.25 per hour overdue.
4 noise isolating headphones and 2 noise cancelling headphones 8 hours, no renewals, no grace period, $.25 per hour overdue.
  All items are available to Pitt student/staff/faculty only.

 

Equipment available in the Stark Media Services Department

Name Loan Policy
Headphones 8 hours, no renewals, no grace period, $.25 per hour overdue, anyone can borrow.

 

Who can borrow a mobile device?

How long can they be checked out?

  • Mobile devices are due 8 hours after they are borrowed
  • Mobile devices must be returned to the Hillman Ground Floor Service Desk one hour before closing
  • When returning a mobile device, you must wait for library staff to check the device for damage and issue you a return receipt, which is proof you returned it. This process takes several minutes
  • Disputes about mobile devices and bags can only be resolved upon your presentation of a return receipt

What's loaded?

  • A variety of research and productivity tools
  • You can also access your email and the Internet
  • Any data you download on the device is not permanent, so save your data on a thumb drive or online

A list list of the hardware and software available on the mobile devices is available:  

Hardware/software: Laptop

Hardware/software: iPads

What about my liability?

  • You are responsible for the mobile device while it is checked out to you
  • Do not leave a mobile device unattended at any time
  • If a mobile device is lost, stolen or damaged while it is checked out to you, you are responsible
  • When using a mobile device, please bring any problems to the attention of library staff immediately
  • While using the mobile device, users must also comply with all University of Pittsburgh Computer Account Policies

What are the fines and fees for late or damaged mobile devices?

The overdue charges for mobile devices are $10.00 per hour, up to four hours.

After four hours, the mobile device is considered lost, and you will be billed for its replacement up to a maximum of $1000.00

There is no grace period. The hourly overdue fine is applied immediately after due time.

Laptop Hardware/Software

Software:

  • Windows 10
  • Office 2016
  • Chrome
  • Adobe Reader
  • Java 
  • Flash 
  • Symantec EndPoint Protection 12.1.6
  • Self Service Printing
  • Non English Keybaords and Display Languages Available
  • Patrons can install additional software as needed

Laptop Hardware available:

  • Dell XPS 13" Touchscreen
  • Carrying Case
  • Power Supply – Consists of separate power cable and AC Adapter 
  • Battery

iPad Hardware/Software

  • Over 50 productivity, eBook and research apps are available for free download upon borrowing
  • Individuals may sign up for an iTunes account or use their own to download additional apps
  • Some software requires the use of your University email and/or additional user accounts

iPad Hardware Available:

  • iPad w/ Retina and Lightning port
  • Power Supply (with Lightning Connector)
  • Smart Cover
  • Carrying Case