Unless otherwise noted, all Gadgets are out-of-the-building loans. Due to high demand and limited supply, laptops are only available on a first-come, first-served basis. Laptops circulate for 4 hours at a time. Renewals are often allowed and based on availability. Each patron is allowed one laptop renewal per day and a maximum of 8 total laptop loan hours. You may chat with Public Services for Instant Checkout gadget renewal. Renewals or extensions for Reservation Gadgets are not permitted. You may submit a second request for a back-to-back booking. However, you will be required to return the items on loan and pick up the new items.
The first two business Mondays of the month are dedicated to laptop updates and availability is limited. Dates are adjusted to accommodate peak points and holidays during the semester.
Overdue fines for Instant Checkout Gadgets are $1 per hour. Laptops incur a higher fine rate.
Laptops and Reservation Gadgets are subject to a higher daily overdue rate of $25 per day with a maximum fine of $175 per overdue item (overdue laptops are billed as lost items after 2 days overdue).
The User agrees to return this equipment by the due date. The User will be responsible for fines that accrue, including damage to, loss, or theft of, this equipment.
Technical assistance is available by request via the Ask Us page. In the "Contact the Georgia Tech Library" section. Choose 'Gadgets Question' from the drop-down menu. You may also utilize the Ask Us page for any questions related to Gadgets' fines, holds, or account blocks.
The User shall immediately report any physical damage to items in the user's care to the GaTech Library Gadgets Team.
The User accepts full financial responsibility for the device and its components, which may include fines, fees, repairs, and/or replacement costs*, including a $20 processing fee and/or a damage fee of $25**.
Failure to return the equipment in the condition received will result in replacement costs being assessed and blocks placed on Registration, Transcripts, and GT accounts.
*Cost of equipment when acquired by the Library, subject to change based on the current cost of replacement.
**This is a minimum fee. Fees could be more depending on the actual cost of repair.
***Replacement rates are based on the price paid for the item. The Gadgets Service has the discretion to modify these rates. Replacement of equipment will also be subject to a $25 processing fee.