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Millstein Library - Mobile Device Lending Program

Who can borrow a device?

All University of Pittsburgh library patrons in good standing (faculty, staff and students) with current University of Pittsburgh ID cards are eligible to borrow a laptop or iPad.
You must show your University of Pittsburgh ID when borrowing a device.
In order to borrow a device you must first complete and sign the Mobile Device Lending Program Borrower's Agreement.

What about my liability for the device?

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

How long can the device circulate?

Devices are due 3 days after they are borrowed. Devices must be returned to the Millstein Library Information Desk one half-hour before closing.
When returning a device, you must wait for library staff to check it for damage and issue you a return receipt, which is proof you returned it.. This process takes several minutes. Disputes about devices and bags can only be resolved upon your presentation of a return receipt.

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

The overdue charges for devices are $10.00 per day. Thereafter, the device is considered lost, and you will be billed for its replacement up to a maximum of $1000.

What is loaded on the device?

Laptops enable you to access the Microsoft Office suite of applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
You can also access your email and the World Wide Web.
You are not able to download data to the device. Data must be saved to a flash drive, emailed to your account, or printed.

A complete list of the hardware and software on the devices is available.

Software: (Laptops)

  • Adobe Reader 11
  • Internet Explorer
  • Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials
  • Cute PDF Printer
  • Google Chrome
  • Mendeley Desktop
  • Microsoft Office 2010
    • Word
    • Excel
    • Access
    • Powerpoint
    • Publisher
    • Infopath
      SharePoint Workspace
  • Microsoft Silverlight
  • Windows Media Player
  • Accessories:
    • Notepad
    • Calculator
    • Paint
    • Wordpad
    • Accessibility Tools
    • Remote Desktop Connection
    • Sound recorder, volume control,  windows movie maker
    • Non-English Keyboards and Display Languages Available


iPad Apps:

  • AccuWeather for iPad
  • Adobe Reader
  • Anytube Lite
  • APA Journals
  • Blackboard Mobile Learning
  • Bluefire Reader
  • Chrome
  • Cisco WebEx Meetings
  • Dropbox
  • Ebrary
  • Evernote
  • Facebook
  • Find My Friends
  • Google Drive
  • Google Earth
  • Google Play Books
  • Google Search
  • Google Translate
  • Google+
  • GoToMeeting
  • iBooks
  • iTunes Movie Trailers
  • iTunes U
  • Junos Pulse
  • Kindle
  • Kobo
  • LinkedIn
  • Mendeley
  • Microsoft OneNote
  • Nook
  • NYTimes
  • Onlive Desktop
  • Overdrive media Console
  • PCalc Lite
  • Pinterest
  • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
  • Quickoffice Pro HD
  • Safari To Go
  • ScienceDirect
  • SkyDrive
  • Skype
  • Stanza Ebooks
  • Twitter
  • Wikipanion
  • YouTube