Gear 2 Geaux: LSU Overview




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               You must be an LSU STUDENT to be eligible for Gear2Geaux

General Information

The LSU Student Technology Fee funds the purchase of mobile computing devices available for check-out at the Middleton Library Circulation Desk and in Patrick F. Taylor 1302. A student ID is required to check out these items.  Any items not returned will be charged to your fee bill.

You can also check-out equipment through Communication Across Curriculum.
 

AVAILABLE GEAR:

  • Dell D630 Laptops
  • Apple Macbooks
  • Apple iPads
  • Student Response System (*Clickers*)
  • Canon SD700 Digital Cameras
  • Sony Mini DV Digital camcorders
  • Tripods
  • Power Cords
     

Eligibility & Order Procedures

Available To:    LSU Students.

Request Service:    Check out from the circulation desk in Middleton Library.

Delivery Timeline:    Immediate / As Available.

Fees:    No fees to check-out items, however Late Fees & Lost Fees will apply if applicable.
 

ELECTRONICS CHECK-OUT POLICY AND PROCEDURES:

Eligible Borrowers:

  • Current LSU Students.

Student ID Required:

  • A current, validated LSU Student ID is Required for check-out.  Circulation is limited to students with check-out privileges, if you are delinquent for any reason you WILL NOT be able to check-out electronic devices.

Circulation of Electronics:

  • Items can be checked out at the Middleton Library Circulation Desk.
  • Laptops, cameras and tripods may be checked out for 72-Hours.
  • Apple iPads can be checked out for 7-Days.
  • Power cords checked out for 12-Hours for building use only.
  • SRS Clickers are checked out on a per-semester basis.
  • Each student may check out ONLY one electronic devices at a time.
  • Library electronics should NOT be left unattended at any time.
  • You are responsible for the ALL materials checked out on your ID card.
  • Immediately report any problems, loss or damage of items to the Middleton Library Circulation Desk.

Renewing Electronics:

  • Bring the device to the Middleton Library Circulation Desk for renewal.
  • In order to renew a laptop, the Circulation Desk must have at least three laptops available for other students to use.
  • NO laptop, camera or iPad can be renewed if other patrons are waiting.
  • All items can only have ONE consecutive renewal.

Fees & Fines:

  • Overdue fines are automatically charged to your student record.
    • $10.00 for every hour the Gear to Geaux item is overdue.  (For clicker charges, see below.)
    • $50.00 maximum overdue fine, then replacement cost will be charged.  Upon return, there will be at least a $50.00 non-refundable fee which may increase depending on length of time between billing and return of item.
    • $1,680.00 replacement cost for each laptop lost - ($80 non-refundable).  Note that a police report will be filed for lost equipment.
       
    • $1.50 for every hour the clicker is overdue up to a maximum of $20.00.
    • $870.00 replacement cost for a lost iPad.
    • $30.00 replacement cost for a lost clicker.
    • $30.00 processing fee will be added to the replacement cost of the item.
  • Damage or loss charges may be applied to your University Fee Bill.
  • Items will be declared lost after 24-Hours.
  • Library circulation privileges are suspended once items are declared lost.
  • Students who check out electronics are responsible for the FULL REPLACEMENT COST if the checked-out electronic item or any peripherals are lost or stolen.  Students are also responsible for the FULL REPAIR PARTS & Services if the electronic item or any peripherals are damaged.
  • Borrowers will be notified about their fines according to standard Library Notification Procedures.
     

Return of Equipment:

  • Electronics are to be returned ON TIME & INTACT (with all associated pieces, cords, bags, etc.) to the Middleton Library Circulation Desk.
  • All Laptops & Cameras must be returned 15-Minutes before the Circulation Desk closes.
  • Repeated or extremely late return of electronic items may result in the loss of electronic check-out privileges.
  • All Gear 2 Geaux items will be declared lost when they are 24-Hours overdue.  If laptops, iPads or cameras are not returned, a police report will be filed with the LSU Campus Police.
     

Note: All bags are subject to search upon entering and leaving the library by LSU Security and/or Library or Computing Services personnel.
 

LSU Support & Policy Statements

Help Desk Contact Information

Policy Statements



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