Laptops to Go & Equipment Loans

Service Description

ITS has several laptop computers that are available for checkout on a short-term basis.  If there is equipment available and the staff or faculty personnel is not requesting a long term reservation, we can usually accommodate their request;

ITS controls a fleet of 8 Windows laptops available for checkout. This inventory is upgraded periodically.  Remote controls and Microphones for local classrooms and conference rooms are available to room users only and will not be reserved or loaned out otherwise.  Audio Video adapters and cables are not a part of this service.

Computers are erased and re-imaged upon return so that no data is recoverable after return.

Audience

Students, Faculty, Staff

Service Levels

  • All requests are subject to availability and equipment functionality.
  • Equipment is available only for short-term loans; generally 2 or 3 hours, sometimes a day or a weekend. Longer-term loans will be considered only with adequate notice and justification.
  • Equipment is intended and provided for on-campus use. If you need to take equipment off-campus, you must make it known to ITS and have specific permission for each loan. If you are leaving the state or country with the equipment, which is not encouraged, you must provide ITS with detailed travel information as part of your request to travel with the equipment.
  • ITS Staff will not deliver, setup or pick up the equipment. It is your responsibility to learn how to use it. Plan ahead, make a reservation and borrow it during a quiet period to familiarize yourself with setup, use and packing it away. Make sure to allow enough time in your reservation for pick up, set up and packing, as well as travel time when you commit to a return time.
  • You run the risk of having your borrowing privileges suspended or terminated if:
    • The equipment is not returned in the same condition it was in when you borrowed it.
    • The equipment is returned late according to your reservation. If you are unavoidably delayed you must provide ITS with reasonable notice of your tardiness. Our determination of "reasonable notice" will be based on circumstances and your ability to contact via phone (303-273-2345) or email, servicedesk@mines.edu.
    • You return equipment without cables, manuals or other components. You are expected to pay for lost, damaged or missing items and you may be financial encumbered if you do not.
    • You abuse, mistreat or misuse the equipment, or use it to violate State and Federal laws, Mines policies or ITS procedures.
  • Power cables, adapters, and connection cables must be returned to the appropriate case.
  • Some pieces of equipment are assigned to projects or classes, like field camp, during certain times of the year.  Please verify equipment availability in advance.

Requirements

You must sign out your reserved equipment at the Mines Service Center, located in CTLM 156. You may also be required to provide a valid student, faculty or staff ID card and valid phone number. Be sure to sign the equipment back in when you return it.

Service Charges

No cost for the equipment loan. Charges may be imposed for equipment damage, abuse, or late returns.

Requesting the Service

You may start the reservation process by using the "Submit Request" button located on this page within Mines Help Center, which will direct you automatically to the online reservation system.

Please note that while the laptops are reserved through a Library-managed portal, the pickup location for the laptop itself will be from the Mines Service Center located in CTLM 156A. 

This service can also be requested by visiting the Mines Service Center (MSC) in person or calling x2345 or 303-384-2345 during our hours of operation.

Documentation

Additional information regarding Laptops-to-go can be found in our Knowledge base.  Additionally, self-service information can be found on the ITS homepage: http://its.mines.edu/

For more information regarding the Library's partner program, Gadgets to Go can be found by visiting the Arthur Lakes Library web site