Q. How can I borrow a laptop?


The Library's laptop loan service is currently suspended while the Library is closed during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Office of Information Technology is participating in a CUNY-wide effort to assess your technology needs as you continue to participate in distance learning. In order for the College to get a gauge of your technology requirements, please complete the Mobile Device Inquiry Form

How do I borrow a laptop?

Currently enrolled College of Staten Island students may borrow a laptop computer for use in the library for a period of two hours. There will be a 15 minute check-in and a 15 minute check-out delay so plan accordingly and have the laptop back on time to avoid fines. Laptops can be borrowed from the Circulation Desk, on the first floor of the Library.

Borrower Requirements

Laptops must be checked out in person.
No reservations will be taken.
Borrowers must have a valid CSI ID card.
Laptops may be checked out for a two hour period.
Laptops must be returned 15 minutes before closing.
Computer competency and self-reliance are required.
Users who wish to save their work must do so using their own USB flash drive. No documents can be saved on the laptop.
Laptop must be returned in the same condition as when it went out.
Users assumes all responsibility and will be liable for any damage to laptop while checked out in your name.

Late Fines

$40.00 per hour
$10.00 per quarter-hour
No maximum fine

Checkout Times

Fall / Spring Semester

  • Monday – Sunday 9:00am – 9:30pm

Summer and Intersession

  • Monday – Friday 9:00am – 9:30pm
  • Saturday-Sunday 9:00am – 6:00pm

If a laptop is damaged or lost, the borrower will be held responsible for the repair or replacement cost of the damage or full cost of the laptop. If fees are not paid for damaged or lost item, registration will be blocked and transcripts will not be released. Library privileges will also be suspended at all CUNY campuses.

  • Last Updated Dec 30, 2020
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  • Answered By Ewa Sukiennik-Maliga

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