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Netbook Circulation Policy

The Northern Illinois University Libraries (Libraries) makes available a limited number wireless netbooks to the Northern Illinois University (NIU) faculty, staff and students.

  • 1. The Libraries has a limited number netbooks available for use only in Founders Memorial Library.
  • 2. Netbooks cannot be reserved ahead of time. They are available on a strictly first-come, first served basis.
  • 3. To check out a netbook, a patron must present their NIU OneCard to the staff at the Founders Memorial Library Circulation Desk.
  • 4. Netbooks will circulate based on regular semester building hours according to the following schedule:
      8 a.m. to 7 p.m. – 2 hours with one renewal
      After 8 p.m. – 2 hours no renewal
    Netbooks will circulate during interim building hours according to the following schedule:
      8 a.m. to 1 p.m. – 2 hours with one renewal
      After 1 p.m. – 2 hours no renewal
    When returning the netbook to the Circulation Desk, it must be turned on before the netbook will be discharged from the patron’s record.
  • 5. A netbook not returned at the end of its circulation period will be declared overdue. A late fee of $10 per hour will be charged. A netbook not returned to the Circulation Desk by the time Founders Memorial Library closes the same day it is checked out will be declared lost.
  • 6. Patrons are responsible for any damage to the netbook while it is checked out to them.
  • 7. A netbook reported stolen, damaged or not returned will result in a $1,000.00 lost fee plus a $10 processing fee being charged to the patron who had the netbook checked out. If the netbook is returned in good working condition, the $1,000.00 lost charge will be dropped. However, the $10 processing fee is non-refundable.
  • 8. Failure to return the power cord when returning the netbook will result in a fine of $100 and revocation of one’s privilege to check out a netbook in the future.

posted: January 7, 2011