Tech Devices Available to Borrow
The E.J. Pratt Library has a variety of devices that we lend out to students and staff. You can borrow them from the Circulation Desk on the main floor of the Library.
Library laptops are available for a six hour loan period at the Circulation Desk. A valid TCard is required.
Appropriate use of laptops:
The laptops are for in library use only. They must not be taken out of the building for any reason. Please return your laptop promptly when the borrowing period is up. The overdue fine is $0.50 per hour.
The laptops are configured for both wireless and wired Internet access and are also equipped with office software and wireless printing.
If you require technical support, please ask for help at the IT Support Desk.
A laptop with design software was donated by the Victoria University Students Administrative Council and is available to be borrowed (for in library use) from the Circulation Desk.
The laptop is equipped with Adobe Creative Suite 5 and includes Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Premier Pro, InDesign, and Adobe Acrobat Pro.
Chromebooks are available for a two day loan from the Circulation Desk. A valid TCard is required.
Appropriate use of Chromebooks:
Chromebooks can be used outside the library, but please return your chromebook promptly when the borrowing period is up. The overdue fine is $0.50 per hour.
The Chromebook is similar to a laptop that only runs the Chrome web browser. It allows you to check email, search the internet, and access all your files from online storage websites. Now that Google, Microsoft, and others have so many editing suites online as well there is almost nothing the Chromebook can't do. It even lets you edit a video!
There are six iPads available for borrowing at the Circulation Desk. A valid TCard is required and they can be signed out for 2 days. The iPads are preloaded with useful apps and links, and users can download their own apps with an Apple ID (free to create). All personal apps and information get cleared from the iPad when returned.
Appropriate use of iPads: iPads can be used outside the library but please return your iPad promptly when the borrowing period is up. The overdue fine is $0.50 per hour.
Packages of charging cables for select phones and tablets including Apple and Android devices can be borrowed from the Circulation Desk for a two hour loan.
Each one amp charger kit comes with:
-old-style Apple 30-pin plugs
-newer Apple "lightning" style 8-pin plugs
-Micro-USB plug (commonest USB plug for Android and other devices)
There are also some FOUR-way cable kits which also include the older-style Mini-USB plug.
Last updated: October 24, 2016