In line with our mission to provide reliable and user-friendly access to the world of information, the Loudoun Campus Library lends laptop computers to registered NOVACard users. Our primary goal in lending technology is to support the academic success of our students. These wifi enabled devices can be used anywhere on the Loudoun Campus for up to 4 hours at a time. As these laptops represent a significant investment by the Library and IT, all users are expected to maintain proper supervision and care of the equipment. Users must abide by the College’s Computer Use Agreement.
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
Laptops are for ON LOUDOUN CAMPUS USE ONLY and must remain on the premises of the Loudoun Campus.
Standard loan period is 4 hours. A shorter loan period will result if the Kiosk closes within 4 hours of checkout.
Laptops checked-out AFTER 4pm Mon-Thurs are DUE BY 8pm.
Laptops checked-out AFTER 12pm Friday are DUE BY 4pm.
Users are fully responsible for the care of the laptop and all of its components during the life of the loan. If a problem occurs while in use, please report to library staff before returning equipment.
Save files to a removable drive or the cloud (Google Drive, Dropbox, etc). Upon return, laptops are reimaged and all files erased and unrecoverable.
Anti-virus software is installed on all laptops. The library is not responsible for viruses transferred during use.
Secure the laptop completely in the open and designated slot. If the user is unable to secure the device in the kiosk, please see a library staff member. If the library is closed, users are responsible for the laptop until the next business day and may accrue all associated late fees.
NEVER leave a laptop unsecured or unattended.
NEVER return the laptop to the book-drop.
Upon return, the kiosk will perform a final check to ensure the laptop is undamaged.
Notification will be sent to the last user if damage is detected.
Laptops returned late will accrue hourly late fees of $4 per hour, or any portion thereof.
*In the event of an emergency or building closure, users are responsible for the laptop until access to the kiosk is restored. Library staff can assist in clearing any related fines or blocks.
Overdue laptops will charge the user a late fee of $4 per hour, or any portion thereof.
Late fees accrue according to real time. Do not rely on the laptop clock for the correct time.
A 15 minute grace period will be honored. Fees accrued during the grace period will be waived.
Replacement fees for lost, stolen or damaged laptops: Dell: $1031.
Violation of these Terms of Service may result in loss of library laptop privileges. Unpaid fines or replacement fees (for damaged equipment) will result in blocks to your library account and academic records. Blocks on academic records will prevent students from graduating, registering for classes and receiving transcripts.
You must have your NOVACard barcode in the library system before checking out a laptop. If you have never checked out an item from a NOVA library, please see the library circulation staff.
How long can I checkout a laptop?
The standard loan period is 4 hours. A shorter loan period will result if the kiosk closes within 4 hours of checkout. The kiosk closes at 8pm, Monday - Thursday and at 4pm on Fridays.
What is expected battery life?
The battery should last 4 hours. If the battery dies during use, please report it to a library staff member.
How do I connect to NOVA WiFi?
Select Directory from wireless network options, then use your MyNOVA username and password to login.
What happens if I lose or damage the laptop equipment?
Users are responsible for loss or damage. Please report any loss or damage to a library staff member before returning the laptop to the kiosk. Replacement Costs: Dell Latitude: $1031.00.
What should I do if the laptop is not functioning properly?
Please see a library staff member for assistance.
Do you restrict where I can take the laptop computer?
Laptops must remain on the Loudoun Campus.
When I return a laptop, what happens to files that I've saved to the computer?
Our laptops are wiped clean to protect your privacy. Upon return, files are erased and non-recoverable. Save work to removable storage or save to the cloud (Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.)
What should I do if the laptop will not fit securely in the kiosk?
Make sure you are returning the device to an open slot designated for the computer on loan. If you are still having problems, please see library staff. If the library is closed, users are responsible for the laptop until the next business day and may accrue all associated late fees.
What if there is a campus emergency and access to the building is blocked?
In the event of an emergency or building closure, users are responsible for the laptop until access to the campus and kiosk is restored. Library staff can assist in clearing any related fines or blocks.
What other software do you include?
All laptops come equipped with Office 2016. Dell computers also come equipped with Adobe Acrobat, Chrome, and Firefox.
Can I print from this laptop?
Yes, you can use the document upload option of NOVA’s pay-for-print AcePrint system. Go to aceprint.nvcc.edu to access this system.
Why can’t I download software that I need to complete my assignment?
For security reasons, users are unable to download/update software onto the computers.
How much does it cost to checkout a laptop?
There is no cost to checkout a laptop. Users must have a valid NOVACard and an active MyNOVA account.
Are there any hidden fees?
No, but there are late fees and replacement fees if the laptop is lost or stolen.
What is the fine for returning a laptop late?
$4 per hour or any portion thereof.
What if I'm just a couple of minutes late? Is there a grace period?
We will honor a 15 minute grace period. Fees accrued during the grace period will be waived.