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Laptop Checkout


Checkout Policy



  • A laptop borrower must be at least 18 years of age.

  • A laptop borrower must be a Webster Parish Libraries non-probationary resident cardholder with a record that is in good standing. (i.e. no overdue books, no outstanding fines).

  • A laptop borrowers must have a cardholder record in good standing (i.e., no overdue books, no outstanding fines).

  • A laptop borrower must agree to the terms of checkout by signing a Laptop Checkout Agreement.

  • A laptop borrower must present a library card and a valid state-issued driver’s license or identification card at the time of checkout.




  • Each borrower may only checkout one laptop per household at a time.

  • Laptops will be checked out for a period of seven days.

  • Laptops may be renewed in-person or by phone for an additional seven days if there is no wait list.

  • Laptops are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

  • Laptops must be returned to the library that they were checked out from on the due date at least 30 minutes before closing.

  • Laptops shall not be put in the book drop or overnight drop box.  They must be returned to a staff member who will check to make sure all items are returned intact.

  • Laptop borrowers must remain during check-in process and obtain a check-in receipt.  (approximately 5 minutes)




  • Laptop borrowers bear the responsibility for damage to the laptop due to neglect, abuse, loss, or physical damage.

  • Laptop borrowers wishing to save files that they have created must save them to a disk, USB drive, etc.  Any documents or software installations saved on the laptop will be lost when the laptop is shutdown.

  • Laptops may not be used for any illegal purposes.

  • Laptop borrowers must provide their own accessories (e.g., mouse, headphones, disk, and/or USB drive.)

  • Laptops can connect to the internet utilizing wireless access points at home or anywhere free or paid wireless access is available.

  • Laptop borrowers may not alter, delete, or copy any software loaded on the laptop, or otherwise change its existing software or hardware configuration.



  • If laptops are lost, intentionally damaged, or stolen, borrowers are responsible for the replacement cost of the laptop and accessories plus any accrued overdue fines.

  • If laptops are not returned on time, a fine of $5 per day will be assessed.

If a laptop is not returned on time, it will be declared stolen and the borrower may face criminal charges.

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