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The laptop lending service at the J. Conrad Dunagan Library allows students to borrow a laptop for temporary use. When a student checks out a laptop, s/he accepts responsibility for safeguarding the laptop.

Eligible borrowers

  • Laptops are available for check-out by UTPB students only.
  • Borrowers may not have overdue books, or more than $25 in fines or fees at the time of laptop checkout.
  • Borrowers will be asked to complete a Laptop Lending User Agreement at the time of check out. A new agreement must be completed by every student each semester.

Availability and time limits

The loan period for laptops is 3 days and it can be renewed twice if not already overdue. Laptops are available on a first-come first-served basis and holds or advance bookings are not available.

Fines and replacement charges

Items checked out must be renewed or returned in good condition by the borrower on or before the due date and time in order to avoid fines. All borrowing privileges are suspended until the charges are resolved.

Overdue fines are billed at $10 per day for the laptop and $1 per day for the charging cord. When the laptop becomes 15 days overdue, the laptop will be assumed lost and the university police will be notified of the loss. The borrower’s university account will be billed the full replacement cost plus a $50 processing fee for the laptop and $10 processing fee for the power cord/adapter. If the laptop is returned after the laptop is assumed lost, a processing fees of $50 and $10 plus accrued daily charges will remain charged to the borrower’s university account.

The replacement charge for a laptop and missing accessories are explained below. If the laptop or its accessories are returned damaged, the library administration will be determine the cost of any repairs and the cost will be posted on the borrower’s university account.


Loan Period


Overdue fine per day


Replacement cost


3 days





Power Cord/Adapter

3 days
















Total: $965


Laptop computers must be returned in person and handed to a library employee at the Library Services Desk. The laptop user will need to be prepared to wait until the staff verifies the laptop and the accessories are returned and that the machine is in good condition.

Reporting damage, loss or theft

Laptop users are responsible for notifying the Library Services Desk immediately about damage, loss, or theft.

  • Damage and loss reports should be sent to the Library Access Services Manager who can be reached by phone at 432-552-2373 or by email at libraryservices@utpb.edu 
  • In case of theft, a report will also need to be made in person to University Police or by phone at 432-552-2787.