Overnight Laptop Policy

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  • Overnight laptops must be reserved online. Reservations must be made no later than 11:59 PM on the evening prior to the start of the reservation. Laptops will be available to pick up from the Bird Library lockers no later than 12:00 noon on the first day of the reservation.
  • Overnight laptops may be borrowed for a maximum of 14 days, per person, per month.
  • Overnight laptops are due 15 minutes before the Check Out desk closes on the final day of the reservation. Renewals are not allowed.
  • Failure to return the laptop on time may result in a permanent ban on future overnight laptop loan privileges.
  • On the first day the item is overdue: Patron borrowing privileges will be suspended. The laptop will be deactivated and the Libraries will utilize tracking software installed on the laptop to locate it.
  • On the 2nd day the item is overdue: Replacement fees will be assessed to the patron’s account and a hold will be placed on the patron’s Bursar account until all items are returned in their original condition. The Syracuse University Department of Public Safety will be notified and may attempt to contact the patron to retrieve the overdue laptop. Interlibrary Loan privileges may also be suspended.


  • Users are prohibited from tampering with the laptop’s hardware or installing new software.
  • The Libraries are not responsible for damage to or loss of user’s files.
  • Users must shut down laptop prior to returning. The Libraries are not responsible for personal information and documents accessed by other patrons without proper shut down.


  • Late fees for laptops not returned on time are $5 per day for each item borrowed.
  • Unreturned/Damaged Charges:
    • Dell Laptop: $1,600
      Dell Charger: $135
      Laptop Bag: $50
    • Mac Laptop: $1,750
      Mac Charger: $115
      Laptop Bag: $50
  • An additional $15 processing fee is applied for unreturned/damaged equipment.