Electronic Device Checkout
To place a hold on an electronic device, please call or visit the Reference Desk at your preferred Library location. When you pick up the device, you will need to bring a current Indiana Driver's License, current State ID, or photo ID with proof of your current address.
Electronic Devices may only be checked out by patrons who are 18 years of age or older and who have a valid personal library card. Patrons must have an account in good standing.
Patrons must show a picture ID each time an electronic device is checked out.
iPad and Nexus 9 tablets may be checked out for 2 weeks and renewed up to two times, provided there are no existing holds on the items. Wifi Hotspots may be checked out for 1 week and may be renew up to two times, provided there are no existing holds on the item.. Only one tablet and/or hotspot may be checked out per card.
Patrons who check out electronic devices are responsible for any use, authorized or not, during the period the device is checked out. Electronic devices must be handled cautiously and kept away from liquids.
Overdue fines of $5 per day, up to a maximum of $50, will be assessed for each day an electronic device is returned late.
If, for any reason, a library-owned electronic device is not returned or paid for within 14 days of the due date:
- The borrowing patron’s account will be turned over to collection agency, o The electronic device will be remotely locked or deactivated and information will be wiped from the device
- And the police will be contacted to collect the device.
Electronic devices must be returned to the Reference or Computer Lab staff member. They should not be left at an unattended desk.
Electronic devices may not be returned in the drop box. If an electronic device is returned in the drop box, the patron’s account will be billed $25 and, if any of the items are found to be damaged, the patron’s account will also be billed for each damaged item, up to the full price of the electronic device and accessories.
Any apps, eBooks, music, videos, or other media purchased for the electronic device will not be reimbursed by the Library and shall be deleted upon the return of the electronic device.
Patrons may not alter the security settings of electronic devices. This includes adding a passcode, to the device. Should a device be returned with a passcode added to the device the patron will be charged a $25 fee.
Patrons who do not abide by any of the above stipulations may have their iPad borrowing privileges revoked.
Electronic devices must be returned in the condition in which they were borrowed with all cords and accessories. If an electronic device and/or any of the accessories are returned damaged or missing, the patron will be charged a fee up to $589 for those items. Replacement Fees are as follows: