Guideline UL-ITG02 Scheduling and Borrowing Procedure for Laptops and iPods

Main Policy Content

  • Loan Period
  • Borrowing Guidelines
  • Scheduling Procedure
  • Laptop Specifications
  • iPod Nano Specifications


Laptops and iPod nanos are available to Libraries' faculty and staff.  You must present a valid PSU ID.  Loan period is for one week.  Longer loans are available under special circumstances.


Usage guidelines: The laptops and iPods fall under the guidelines for University equipment and are subject to University policies for tangible assets (HR91, FN14) and your reason for using a laptop or iPod must be work related.


Reserve or request a laptop or iPod by calling I-Tech (865-2378) or by stopping by E102 Paterno.  

There are 6 laptops and 4 iPod nanos available.  To borrow a laptop or iPod you must complete a "Request for Authorization to Use University Tangible Assets at a Non-University Location" (staff only) form in person. 

You are responsible for the laptop and iPod.  Do not leave laptops or iPods unattended.  Report any hardware or software problems to I-Tech. 

Upon return, all laptops are re-imaged and all iPods are reformatted.  Any files saved to the laptop or iPod during use are deleted and cannot be retrieved.  Always make copies of your work before returning the laptop and iPod.


Laptop Specifications Chart
Hardware Software

Dell Latitude 610, Intel Pentium M Processor 760 (2.00 GHz), 14.1 XGA, 60GB Hard Drive, Internal 56K Modem, Floppy Drive, Logitech Mouse, 24X CD-RW/DVD Combination Drive, 6 Cell Primary Battery, Dell Wireless mini PCI Card.

Network and telephone cables included.

Browers:  Netscape 7.1, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer.

Adobe Reader 7.0, Fit, Host Explorer (Telnet), Oracle Calendar, Roxio Easy CD Creator 5, VPN client, WS_FTP95.

Microsoft Windows XP Professional Operating System

Microsoft Office 2003 (Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word)

Laptops are wireless ready and also have dial up capabilities.


iPod-Nano Specification Chart
Hardware Software

iPod nano, Apple, 2GB, Silver

iPod USB Power Adapter, Apple

MicroMemo Voice Recorder for iPod nano 2GB, 4 GB, 8GB, Black

SONY Dynamic Stero Headphones MDR-V250

Pelican 1120 Carrying Case



Effective Date:  1997
Date Approved:  1997 (Dean)

Revision History (and effective dates):

  • November 12, 2007 - Revised; Addition of iPod Nano information and change to laptop specifications
  • 1997 - New policy

Last Review Date:  November 2007