Borrowing Reserves & Laptops

University Libraries, Unt Policy And Procedure Memorandum.


Loan periods for reserve items are specified by the instructor. Reserve items and laptops have shorter borrowing periods and higher fines rates than most other materials. See Also: Course Reserves, Laptops for Checkout

Item Types

Reserves with Loan Periods Under 24 hours

Applies To: All Users.

Renewals Allowed: No

Check Out Limits:

  • Loan Period: 2 hour
  • Loan Period: 2 hour building use only
  • Loan Period: 4 hour
  • Loan Period: 6 hour
  • Loan Period: 24 hour

Fines Rate
$2.00 per hour,
$100.00 maximum fine

Multi-Day Reserves Items

Applies To: All Users.

Renewals Allowed: No

Check Out Limits:

  • Loan Period: 3 Days
  • Loan Period: 7 Days
  • Loan Period: 14 Days
  • Loan Period: 21 Days

Fines Rate
$2.00 per day,
$100.00 maximum fine


Applies To: All Students.

Renewals Allowed: No

Check Out Limits: 1 Laptop

  • Loan Period: 4 Hours

Fines Rate
$10.00 per hour (or any portion of an hour), no grace periods, & no limit to the overdue fine. See additional info for lost/long overdue/damaged laptops.

Additional Information About Laptop Checkout

  • Laptops can be removed from the Libraries.
  • Laptops are available on a first-come first-served basis and holds may NOT be placed on them.
  • Laptops must be returned to the desk where they were originally checked out. DO NOT RETURN A LAPTOP THROUGH THE OUTSIDE BOOK DROPS.
  • If you are blocked from checking out books, you will not be able to checkout a laptop.
  • All laptops must be returned to the appropriate desk 30 minutes before the Libraries close.
  • Please note: The 24hr SCC only accepts your official UNT ID card when checking out laptops.


  • Approved: 06/16/12
  • Revised: 01/11/16

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