Laptop computer loan service

Translation by UPF staff

Ens comprometem!

The Library offers you a laptop computer loan service on the University campus
for individual or group work, with connection to electronic information resources.

Fletxeta Who can use the laptop loan service

Fletxeta How to sign up for the service

Fletxeta Where to ask for the laptop and how to know if are available

Fletxeta Hours

Fletxeta How long is the loan period

Fletxeta Where can it be used

Fletxeta Can I reserve a laptop?

Fletxeta Check the availability of laptops and added to the waiting list

Fletxeta What software does the laptop include

Fletxeta How to connect the laptop

Fletxeta How to save information

Fletxeta What happens if

Fletxeta I return the computer late
Fletxeta I change the configuration of the software
Fletxeta I return the computer damaged
Fletxeta I take the computer off the University campus

Fletxeta Regulations

Fletxeta Queries or suggestions

 

Who can use the laptop loan service

All students studying an official course offered by the UPF in its integrated centres.

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How to sign up the service

To sign up the service you must fill in the electronic registration form on the service, accepting the terms and conditions of use. 

Enrollment in the laptop computer loan service is valid until the end of each academic year. At the beginning of each course you will have to fill in the form, if you want to continue this service.

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Where to ask for the laptop and how to know if are available

Contact the loans counter of any Library/CRAI site. You have to show your UPF card or another form of identification.

To know at any moment how many laptops are, and what venues, check in Laptops available 

The loan and return of the laptop computer must always be made at the same loans counter at the same Library site where the loan was made.

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Hours

This service is offered at all sites from their opening time until 8.30 p.m. (7.30 p.m. from Monday to Fridays (except holidays) during Christmas and Summer periods).

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How long is the loan period?

The loan will be made for a maximum of 4 hours. The loan can be renewed if there is no-one on the waiting list. To renew the loan you must contact the loans counter.

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Where can it be used it?

The laptop must not be taken off the University Campus.

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Can I reserve a laptop?

It is not possible to reserve a laptop for a certain time on a certain day. If there are no computers available when you request one, you can put yourself on a waiting list for that same day.

If you want to borrow a laptop and notebooks are not, you can register on the waiting list:

When a laptop becomes available you will be contacted via an SMS or email message (as you choice when you sign up for the service) and then have 15 minutes to come and collect your computer. Keep in mind that the proper and timely receipt of the SMS and email messages depends on several technical factors outside the Library.

 

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What software does the laptop include?

Laptop computers have dual set up, which permits the user to work from two operating systems:

Fletxeta Microsoft Windows XP
Fletxeta Linux: Fedora Core 11

The software included is:

Fletxeta Basic Software

Fletxeta Microsoft Office
Fletxeta LibreOffice
Fletxeta PDF Creator
Fletxeta Antivirus Trend Micro
Fletxeta Mozilla Firefox
Fletxeta Adobe Reader
Fletxeta 7 Zip
Fletxeta FTP FileZilla

Fletxeta Specific Software

Ciutadella Campus
     Fletxeta EViews
     Fletxeta Matlab
     Fletxeta R
     Fletxeta SPSS
     Fletxeta Stata
Poblenou Campus
     Fletxeta SPSS

    

Fletxeta Access to WiFi Network

Fletxeta Internet Navigators
Fletxeta Printers/Oce Photocopiers

Fletxeta Access to Novell applications

Fletxeta Novell (T:/) personal files
Fletxeta Each student's own applications (the same as are found on classroom computers)

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How to save information

While you are using the laptop you can save any information created as follows:

Fletxeta In your own external storage device: via USB or Firewire, or using CD or DVD burning software
Fletxeta By accessing the Novell Network (You must be logged onto the WiFi Network and have a U+NIS access code) and saving the information:

Fletxeta Directly in your personal directory
Fletxeta Making a ftp connection, using the server nwftp.upf.es, and your Novell user code (U+NIS) to save the information in your personal directory
Fletxeta Connecting to the following site http://webfiles.upf.es/NetStorage, and logging on with your Novell User code (U+NIS)

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What happens if...

Fletxeta I return the computer late or don't return it at all
Fletxeta I change the configuration of the software
Fletxeta I return the computer damaged
Fletxeta I take the computer off the University campus
You are solely responsible for the laptop computer while it is being loaned out to you, and you have a duty to return it when the loan period expires. There will be penalties for late return, improper usage, loss or theft.
Reason Penalty

Late return of the computer (the same day)

Suspension from the service of laptop loan for 7 days for each hour overdue.

Late return of the computer (before 2 p.m. the following day)

Suspension from the service for 3 months
Late return of the computer (between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. the following day) Suspension from the service for 1 year
Taking the computer off the University campus Suspension from the service for 3 months

Making changes to the configuration of the software

Suspension from the service for 7 days

Causing damage to the computer through improper usage Assuming the cost of repairing the unit within two months of repair, and suspension of loan service laptops to making payment.
Failure to return the computer Assuming the cost of purchasing a new laptop, with  the same features in the device not returned within two months from the date of the loan, and suspension of loan laptop service until payment.

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