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Everything You Need to Know About Laptop Lending

Who Can Borrow a Laptop?

  • Drexel students, faculty, staff and administrators.

What Type of Laptop Can You Borrow and What Software is on it?

  • PC and Mac laptop computers.
  • List of Software []

From Where Can You Borrow a Laptop? [Laptops are for use only within the libraries].

Update to Printing & Copying Services Today - Services down from 5 - 7 PM

The Libraries will perform a scheduled DragonCard update to our printing and copying services today and services will be down from 5 – 7 PM. All sites will be affected.

Libraries' Laptop Lending Kiosk in the News

A recent addition to the Libraries, the Laptop Access 24/7 program offers a great service for students. News of this innovative lending method made headlines across the globe. Read a sampling of some of the articles via the links provided below:

Input to Implementation: Ares Course Reserves Process Improvements

By John Wiggins, Director of Library Services & Quality Improvement

Course reserves are now integrated into the Blackboard Learn course management system, providing a single access point for course-related materials. This change is the result of a new module, Ares, that the Libraries’ acquired and began using in fall 2012.

The new system provides numerous benefits, relieving students from waiting in line during busy times at the Circulation Desk and freeing faculty from completing multiple paper forms. Face-to-face and online students and faculty can use the Blackboard tool to gain immediate access to electronic reserves or information about print materials available at the physical library. Students and faculty can subscribe to notifications to learn when new resources are available on reserve, and faculty can renew reserves for a new term with just a few quick clicks.

Libraries Develops "Tales of the Dragon" Oral Histories

The Libraries launched an oral histories program to build audio records for the University Archives. It has acquired a computer, professional grade microphones, audio software and a large sound booth [donated by Westphal College], all located in the W.W. Hagerty Library.  Staff is arranging interviews with Drexel alumni and opportunities for capturing "Story Board" like reflections among students and groups on campus. Recording will be preserved as well as transcribed to create an archival record about Drexel. These "Tales of the Dragon" will be a new dimension for documenting Drexel's history.

Staff are also exploring applications for this equipment for support of student projects. Any Drexel student, faculty or staff who are interested in making good quality recordings, please contact John Wiggins.  To sign up for the equipment and use the space, please contact John Wiggins at the Library Assistance Desk at W. W. Hagerty Library by phone at 215.895.2767, via email at or through the Library Chat icon on the Libraries’ home page.


Input to Implementation: Printing, Scanning and Copying Services

By John Wiggins, Director of Library Services & Quality Improvement

During the last academic year, the Libraries launched an official effort to assess our services for printing, copying and scanning.

Initial improvements included some updated equipment for printing at W.W. Hagerty Library and for scanning at Hahnemann Library. At Hagerty, older model "multi-function" machines were replaced with some dedicated, workhorse printers relocated from Hahnemann. And at Hahnemann, the Libraries now provides our newest, most advanced scanning station (you can find it on the second floor of the library, across from the circulation desk).

Hahnemann Library Offers Updated Scanner for Patron Use

In response to overwhelmingly positive feedback supplied by patrons during an initial equipment trial phase, we are delighted to announce that an updated version of the self-service “scannx” scanning station is now available for use at Hahnemann Library.

More than books in the Library!

Welcome back students!  Ready to take on the Spring term?  Just to let you math students know that we have 3 scientific calculators available for use in the library for a three hour loan (go to the circulation desk).  Also the following software packages on all library laptops and computer stations:  Maple, MATLAB, and SPSS.  More things coming down the pike.  So stay tuned.  This term is going to be FUN!

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