The Terrell Main Library has 30 short term loan laptops available for checkout from the circulation desk on a first come, first served basis. They are available to use outside the building and circulate overnight.
Laptops are also available for loan from the Art, Conservatory and Science libraries.
- Laptops are intended primarily for short-term use by Oberlin College students.
- Faculty and staff may use laptops for short, in-building use needs. Requests for extended laptop loans for faculty and staff are referred to the CIT and OCTET.
- A OCID card is required for check-out.
Time Limits & Availability
- Laptops may be checked out from opening until ½ hour before the library closes.
- The loan period is 4 hours, except
- overnight loans begin at 10 p.m. (6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday) and are due at 11 a.m. the next day.
- Laptops may not be reserved ahead of time.
- Users must wait 30 minutes before renewing or borrowing another laptop during peak use periods.
Fines & Liability
Borrowers are expected to return laptops in good working order and on time. Please report any problems you have with the computer immediately to the circulation staff. We urge you to check before you leave the desk area to confirm that the computer is working. We will bill you for repair charges if the item is returned damaged.
- Overdue fines are $5 per hour for each item (laptop, power adapter, dongle, etc.) checked out.
- Borrowers will be billed $1500 immediately for the replacement cost of a lost or stolen laptop computer.
- All laptops have DeepFreeze software installed. This software will remove all user data and documents after the computer restarts or shuts down. Please e-mail all your work or save documents to your Google Drive or Box accounts to prevent loss of your work.
Headphones and Computer Cables
The main library also circulates headphones and a variety of phone chargers and cables and dongles.
The Main Library has 13 iPads available for checkout from the circulation desk on a first come, first served basis. The iPads have wireless access to the campus network, but are not 3G models.
While the iPads have many educational, informational, and entertainment uses, the library's purpose in making them available is to provide a handheld option for the use of our extensive collection of e-books.
Library iPads will not update the iOS beyond 5.1.1. Because of this, more and more apps no longer work on them. You can still use a browser like Safari or Chrome to access many websites.
Suggestions for apps to add to the library portfolio may be directed to Michael Palazzolo.
- iPads are intended primarily for use by Oberlin College students, faculty, and staff.
- A valid ID card is required for check-out.
Time Limits & Availability
- iPads may be checked out from the circulation desk from opening until ½ hour before the library closes.
- The loan period is 3 days. The iPad is due before midnight or closing (whichever is earlier) on the day it is due. It may not be returned to the bookdrop.
- iPads are available on a first come, first served basis.
- During busy periods, we ask users to wait 30 minutes before renewing or borrowing another iPad.
Fines & Liability
Borrowers are expected to return iPads in good working order and on time. Please report any problems you have immediately to the circulation staff. We urge you to check before you leave the desk area to confirm that the iPad is working. We will bill you for repair charges if the item is returned damaged.
- Overdue fines are $10/day for the iPad and $10/day for the charger/USB cable.
- Borrowers will be billed $750 immediately for the replacement cost of a lost or stolen iPad.
1. What happens if I buy apps?
They will be charged to your iTunes account and left on the iPad you were using. They will later be deleted from that iPad by subsequent users or library staff during maintenance. If you think there are apps we should have on the iPad, let us know!
2. How do I sign out of my iTunes account?
Settings/Store/Select your username/Sign Out
Audio Visual Equipment
- digital still and video cameras
- data projectors
- projection screens
- digital audio recorders
- sound systems
- connecting cables
Generally, equipment used in support of academic projects does not involve a fee. Equipment used by student organizations or for non-academic projects carries a modest charge.
Please note: Audio Visual Services cannot provide equipment for the public performance of copyrighted material, unless the student or group has received written permission from the copyright holder or secured public performance rights.