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Laptop & iPad Lending Kiosks

a student uses the ipad kiosk

Drexel University’s first laptop kiosk was installed in the Dragons’ Learning Den in the W. W. Hagerty Library on December 4, 2012. The kiosk provides a 24-hour solution to students who want to work on projects and assignments or study at the library late into the night.

The Drexel Libraries worked with LaptopsAnytime to develop a customized laptop kiosk that holds 12 computers, which was later modified with an extension unit to offer 30 MacBook Pro computers. Drexel was the first institution to use 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops and the first to offer laptop lending in Philadelphia.

In August 2018, an updated kiosk with 12 MacBook Pro laptops and 24 portable power chargers was installed in the Dragons’ Learning Den. The iPad lending kiosk originally located in the Dornsife Center has been repurposed as a Portable Power Charger Lending Kiosk for the Hahnemann Library on Drexel’s Center City Campus.

Laptop & Portable Power Charger Lending Kiosks: W. W. Hagerty Library

The laptop & portable power charger lending kiosk provides access to 12 MacBook Pro laptops and 24 portable power chargers through a lending kiosk located in W. W. Hagerty Library's Dragons' Learning Den. Both the Dragons' Learning Den and lending kiosk are available 24/7. Any member of the Drexel community with a valid DragonCard can borrow laptops and portable chargers from the Kiosk for use within the building for up to five hours.

  • The laptop & portable power charger lending kiosk is available anytime the Dragons' Learning Den is open (24/7 during the academic term).
  • Laptops and portable chargers in the kiosk are available for up to five hours.
  • Laptop and portable charger use is limited to the W. W. Hagerty Library.
  • The Drexel Libraries does not provide cables. Users must bring their own cables to charge devices using the portable power chargers.
  • Borrowers must agree to the Terms of Service at checkout.
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Portable Power Charger Lending Kiosk: Hahnemann Library

New for 2018, the portable power charger lending kiosk in the Hahnemann Library provides access to 24 portable power chargers. Located in the first floor Library in the New College Building, the portable power charger kiosk is available 24/7. Any member of the Drexel community with a valid DragonCard can borrow a portable power charger from the Kiosk for use within the building for up to five hours.

  • The portable power charger lending kiosk is available anytime the first floor of Hahnemann Library is open (24/7 during the academic term).
  • Portable power chargers in the kiosk are available for up to five hours.
  • Use of the portable power chargers is limited to the Hahnemann Library and the New College Building.
  • The Drexel Libraries does not provide cables. Users must bring their own cables to charge devices using the portable power chargers.
  • Borrowers must agree to the electronic Terms of Service agreement at checkout.

Additional Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I check out a laptop or portable power charger?
A:
Simply swipe your Drexel DragonCard ID to check out a device from the kiosks located in the Dragons’ Learning Den and the Hahnemann Library’s 24/7 space.

Q: Who can borrow a laptop or portable power charger?
A:
Drexel University students, faculty and staff with Drexel ID who are in good standing may borrow a laptop or power charger from the kiosk. Excessive fines or outstanding overdue items will block borrowing of laptops and portable chargers.

Q: Can I charge my mobile phone or personal laptop with the portable power chargers?
A:
Yes. These heavy duty portable power chargers can power cell phones, tablets and most 13-, 14- and 15-inch laptops via standard 110V outlet and USB.

Q: Does the Libraries provide cables or do I need to bring my own?
A:
At this time, the Libraries does not provide cables needed to charge a laptop, mobile phone, tablet or other device. Please bring your own cables to power your devices using one of the Libraries’ portable power chargers.

Q: Do I need to charge the laptop and portable power charger after I am done using them?
A:
No. The kiosk acts as a charging station, and will charge each laptop and portable power charger once it is returned. After a laptop is returned, it cannot be borrowed again until the personal information is cleared and the battery reaches at least 70%.

Q: What do I do if the laptop or power charger is not functioning properly?
A:
Please return the laptop or power charger to the kiosk and check out another device if available. If no other device is available, please report the issue to the Circulation Desk.

Q: Do you restrict where I can take the laptop and power charger?
A: The kiosk laptops and portable chargers are for library use only and are to not be taken out of the W. W. Hagerty Library or the New College Building. 

Q: How do I connect to the wireless network?
A:
You will log into the laptop using your Drexel username / password. Once logged in, the laptop will automatically connect to the DragonFly3 network.

Q: Do laptops come with any programs?
A:
Yes. the laptops in the kiosk provide a variety of software for clients, including the Microsoft Office Professional Suite.

Q: What happens if I lose or damage a laptop or power charger?
A:
Borrowers are financially responsible for lost or stolen computers and power chargers.    Damage or loss charges will be applied to the student's University bill.

Q: Will my personal information stay on the computer after I’m done using it?
A:
No! Laptops are cleared of all personal information when they are returned to the kiosk. This process only takes a few minutes. Laptops cannot be borrowed again until all personal information has been cleared.

Q: Do I have to sign a Laptop or Portable Power Charger Agreement form?
A: Yes, you will be prompted to agree to the terms and conditions at the kiosk when checking out a laptop or portable charger.


Q: Is there a late fee?
A:
Yes. The late fee for laptops is $5.00 per hour late. The late fee for portable power chargers is $5.00 per hour late.

 

The Kiosks

  • The kiosk vendor is LaptopsAnytime and ChargersAnytime, based in Dallas, TX.
  • The kiosk is equipped with a built-in camera for security and identification.
  • When a user checks out a machine, the Kiosk will dispense the available laptop or portable charger with the longest battery life.