Emerson Faculty and Staff may borrow laptops from the Information Technology Help Desk in the case of computer breakage or maintenance. Loaner laptops are only available as a last resort to faculty and staff members who are in need of computer access and have no other option available. Loaner laptops will be given at the Help Desk's discretion for a period of up to two weeks.
Faculty must fill out the Equipment Rental Agreement form upon receiving the loaner laptop. All information must be filled out completely and correctly. Renters will receive automatic reminders during the week before the given due date. Loaned laptops can be returned ahead of the given due date. In the case that the due date is not sufficient and more time will be needed, the Help Desk must be notified and provided with reasonable proof.
A faculty member's computer breaks. They have borrowed a loaner laptop and it is due back in two weeks. Their new laptop is supposed to arrive in three weeks. The faculty member presents the Help Desk with a receipt of purchase for the new laptop showing that it is beyond the given due date. The Help Desk works to develop a new due date for the return.