Thompson Public Library

Laptop Loan Program Policy


Laptop computers are available for loan to patrons in good standing. A library card must be presented at check out and the Laptop liability form must be filled out or on file. Patrons must be 18 years of age to borrow a laptop.


The user agrees to assume any and all liability for the cost of repair or replacement in the event of loss due to theft, damage, negligence or misuse. The Library will not assume responsibility for lost files due to viruses, hardware failure and network interruptions. Click here to view the Laptop Liability Form


Laptops are available for loan on a first-come, first-served basis at the Circulation Desk. Holds or advance bookings are not available.


Laptops are loaned for in-library use only. Laptops are not to be taken from the library. Laptops should never be left unattended. Users must abide by the Computer and Internet Use Policy.

Loan Period

The loan period for laptops is 3 hours. Laptops are due 30 minutes prior to the Library closing.


Renewals must be conducted in-person with the laptop in hand and depend on availability, and/or the absence of other users waiting to sign out this equipment.


An overdue fine of $10 per hour with a maximum fine of $100.

Replacement and Damage Fines

The user assumes full financial responsibility for a lost, stolen or damaged laptop. A repair fee will be levied for damaged laptops based on the cost of the repairs plus a processing fee. Any laptop equipment malfunctions should be reported immediately to library staff. Replacement fees for the laptop computer, power cord and adapter, or carrying case will be charged at current cost.


Laptop computers must be returned in-person to staff at the Circulation Desk. Users will be required to wait while the computer is checked to ensure all equipment is intact.

User Files

Documents should be saved to your USB key, CD, or floppy disk. All user files will be deleted when the laptop is turned off.

AB / Approved by Library Board of Trustees 4/19/07