Technology Loan Policy

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  • Items checked out at the 1st floor Bird Check Out Desk and Carnegie 2nd floor Check Out desk are on a first come, first served basis.
  • Borrowers are required to show a current valid SU or ESF I.D. card or government issued photo I.D.
  • All technology items are due back 15 minutes before library closing.
  • Do not leave items unattended. Users are responsible for all items and accessories.
  • Borrowers are required to return items directly to a staff member at the 1st Floor Bird Check Out desk or to the Security Office on the 1st floor of Bird Library if the desk is closed. Items borrowed from Carnegie Library must be returned to a staff member at the Carnegie 2nd floor Check Out desk before the desk is closed.
  • The Libraries reserve the right to deny borrowing privileges to patrons who violate library policies.
  • Borrower is responsible for returning loaned materials on time.
  • All items are subject to overdue fines and replacement costs as listed on individual items.

Additional Policy for a Laptop Loan:

  • On the first day the item is overdue: Patron borrowing privileges will be suspended and a hold will be placed on the patron’s Bursar account until the item is returned in its original condition when originally checked out. To locate an overdue laptop, the Libraries may utilize tracking software loaded on the laptop. Additional patron services including Interlibrary Loan and Article to Go will also be suspended.
  • On the 2nd day the item is overdue: A missing item report will be filed with the Syracuse University Department of Public Safety for possible criminal charges and/or SU/SUNY-ESF judicial sanctions.
  • Users are prohibited from tampering with the laptop’s hardware and existing software.


  • Damage or loss of user’s files: The Libraries are not responsible for damage to or loss of user’s files.
  • Shut down laptop prior to returning: The Libraries are not responsible for personal information and documents accessed by other patrons without proper shut down.