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Circulating Laptops: Laptops

Fall 2020 Laptop Availability

Request a Laptop if Available

Laptops are available only to CofC students on a first come first served basis. If there is a laptop available, you may request it through the link below.

Fall 2020 Laptop Policy & Guidelines

*For the Fall 2020 semester, Macbook Airs will be circulated with a one-week checkout period from August 24 - November 24 (the last day for on-campus instruction). The laptops are available only to CofC students on a first-come-first-served basis and must be requested using the Library Materials Pickup Request Form

*Subject to change as the College continues planning for Covid-19.

Laptop Checkout Guidelines for Fall 2020

Laptops are available for checkout and use by College of Charleston students only with a valid Cougar Card.

Only one laptop can be checkout by an individual at a time and may be taken out of the library.

By checking out the laptop and accessories, the individual acknowledges that he/she will be responsible for any theft of or damage to the device and accessories while checked out to that individual. Individuals should report any theft, loss, or damage to the Circulation Department immediately.

All files or data created on the laptop needs to be preserved in a storage medium, USB drive, cloud, etc., before shutting down and returning the device.

Please remove all personal data from the laptop prior to returning it to the Circulation Department.   All personal data will be removed and the original default library image restored within 24 hours of its return to the library.

The MacBook Air has special software on the computer that removes unwanted files and spyware and keeps the laptop operating for all students. Every time the computer is shut down or restarted, it will delete anything the user has on the computer. It is important to know this and that you should not restart the computer if you are working on a project until you have saved it to a USB drive, Google drive or storage other than the laptop hard drive.

Laptops that are severely overdue or feared lost or stolen may be subject to remote locking and wiping to prevent information theft or to assist with recovery.  

Library Circulation Department will check laptops and accessories upon return and any/all fees will be assessed.

Replacement Fees (all replacement fees are subject to an additional $10 processing charge.)

  • Macbook Air  - $1,230.00.
  • Minimum damage fee - $79.00
  • Laptop sleeve - $25.00
  • Laptop hard cases - $25.00
  • Power adapter - $79.00

Please contact the Circulation department (circle@cofc.edu / 843.953.8001) or return the laptop if you experience any problems.

Access & Instruction Desk staff can only provide limited laptop support, especially remotely. More extensive assistance will be referred to IT Support Services at help.cofc.edu/.