Cornell University


Laptops are available to all library cardholders. With a valid Cornell ID card, any student may borrow a laptop from the Fine Arts Library Circulation Desk.

The loan period for a laptop is three hours, or until 15 minutes before closing. Laptops and peripheral equipment may only be used in the Fine Arts Library. Because of this policy, laptops may not be borrowed overnight.

Chargers, headphones, and USB flash drives are also available at the Circulation Desk.

Late Fee:

  • $.04 per minute/per item
  • $150.00 maximum late fee per item
  • No grace period

Renewal Policy:
Laptops may be renewed at the Circulation Desk.

Patron Responsibilities:

  • Do not leave laptops unattended.
  • Patrons are responsible for any equipment lost or damaged.
  • Upon return, laptops and peripherals will be checked to ensure all equipment is intact.

Damage/Replacement Cost: Up to $2,200. 

Applications include

  • Microsoft Office 2000 Professional
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Symantec Antivirus
  • Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • SpyBot Search and Destroy
  • Macromedia Flash Player
  • Bear Access 2003 Lab Version
  • Windows Media Player
  • Real Player
  • Quick Time
  • Kerberos/Sidecar
  • TurboZip Express
  • Host Explorer
  • NoteTab Light
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • SciFinder Scholar
  • CrossFire Commander
  • AFPL Ghostscript
  • GSview

Saving your work:

If you wish to save something temporarily on the laptop, use the designated folder (called a “My Documents”) on the desktop. Material saved in any other location on the hard drive or desktop will be lost if the computer is shut down or loses power for any reason. Please save your work early and often.
If you wish to save your work to a more permanent location, you may do so by:

  • Saving to your personal USB flash drive, external hard drive, SD card, or other storage device
  • Emailing your work as an attachment
  • Uploading your files to an online storage site (Dropbox, for example)

Please note: Any work left in the "My Documents" folder when the laptop is returned will be available to the next patron. Be sure to delete any personal work you don't want others to see. The material in the "My Documents" folder is cleared out every 48 hours.

You can print from the laptop using your Net-Print account. There are two Net-Print printers across from the Circulation Desk.