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Laptop Access 24/7

Student Feedback Drives New Services

In early December 2012, the Libraries launched a new and innovative service at W. W. Hagerty Library that received international press coverage and positive feedback from peers, patrons and the Drexel community.

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:

Drexel University Libraries Launches Laptop Access 24/7, Providing Laptop Access Around the Clock through a Self-Service Kiosk

Drexel University Libraries launched a new innovative library service on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, providing a dozen Apple MacBook laptops for loan anytime to anyone with a Drexel ID through a self-service kiosk. This kiosk is located in the Bookmark Café, a Libraries’ 24-hour space within W. W. Hagerty Library, at the corner of 33rd and Market Streets.

This new service began at the request of Drexel student and student government representative Omer Hashmi, last spring. Hashmi met with dean of libraries, Danuta A. Nitecki, to see if the Libraries would be able to provide laptop access into the late night hours. Hashmi explained that he was hesitant to carry his personal laptop to and from campus from his off-campus residence because it was both burdensome and posed a security risk.

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