Technology - Laptop & Tablet Checkout Policy and Agreement

Any patron with a Belgrade Community Library (or BridgerNet) card in good standing (not expired and fines not exceeding $10.00) may check out a laptop computer or tablet using a current photo ID and library card matching the name on the ID (the ID and library card will be held at the Public Services Desk while the laptop/tablet is checked out). 

Laptop/tablet use is restricted to the main floor of the Library.  They may not be taken into the restrooms.  Laptops/tablets may be checked out for two consecutive hours.  They may not be renewed. 

Laptops/tablets are available during Library open hours.  They should be returned to the Public Services Desk fifteen minutes before the library closes.  Laptops/tablets cannot be borrowed within 30 minutes of closing time.  

A current, signed Library Laptop/Tablet Loan Agreement must be on file at the Public Services Desk prior to use.  The borrower who checks out the laptop/tablet is responsible for damage until the laptop/tablet is returned to the Public Services Desk.  

Patrons may not leave the laptop/tablet unattended.  If patrons must exit the Library while the laptop/tablet is checked out to them, the laptop/tablet must be left with a Library staff member at the Public Services Desk.  The Library is not responsible for any lost files, nor will any files be saved on the hard drive. 

Laptops/tablets must be handed directly to a Library staff member when returned.  Technical problems or equipment malfunctions should be reported to Library staff.  

Library Laptop/Tablet Loan Agreement

    • I accept full responsibility for the laptop/tablet and accessories I am borrowing.  I will reimburse Belgrade Community Library for the cost of repairing or replacing this laptop/tablet or accessories if they are damaged or lost while checked out in my name.

    • I agree to comply with Belgrade Community Library’s rules regarding computer use.  
    • I understand that the circulation period is two hours or less, depending on the time the laptop/tablet is checked out. 
    • I agree to pay $1.00 per hour overdue fees, if I do not return the loaned laptop/tablet within the 2-hour circulation period. 
    • I will not download or copy software to the laptop/tablet, nor deliberately attempt to modify the laptop/tablet in any harmful or malicious way.

    • I will not remove the laptop/tablet from the main floor of the Belgrade Community Library.  I agree that I will lose my laptop/tablet borrowing privileges if I attempt to exit the building with a Library laptop/tablet. 


    Your signature below indicates that you recognize your responsibility in the care and custody of any laptop/tablet you borrow from Belgrade Community Library. This form expires December 31 each year.

  1. Electronic Signature Agreement
    By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.
  2. Children under the age of 16 are required to have the signature of a parent/guardian in order to check out the Library laptop. The parent/guardian signing the agreement takes full responsibility for any damages and/or charges.

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