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.


  • Who can use the laptop loan service
  • How to sign up for the service
  • Where to ask for the laptop and how to know if are available 
  • Hours
  • How long is the loan period
  • Where can it be used
  • Can I reserve a laptop?
  • Check the availability of laptops and added to the waiting list
  • When and how to renew laptop loan
  • What software does the laptop include
  • How to save information
  • What happens if
  • All you can do from the page of the laptop loan service
  • Regulations (in catalan)

  • Queries or suggestions
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     Who can use the laptop loan service

    • Any student enrolled on an official undergraduate or postgraduate course  offered by the UPF one of its centres.

    • Anyone belonging to an institution with which the University has an agreement for the use of this service. Authorization will be subject to the continued validity of the agreement in question.
    • Anyone who has been expressly authorized to do so by the Library/CRAI management.  

     

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     How to sign up the service

    To sign up the service you must access the page of the laptop computer loan service, click Connect, and once identified, fill in the electronic registration form of 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.

    When you sign up you can choose the delivery system service messages (institutional email or SMS). Once discharged you can also change the sending system previously chosen, accessing from the page of the laptop computer loan 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 laptop computer loan service

    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.

    If you have a loan, laptop term is available from laptop computer loan service.

    The loan can be renewed if there is no-one on the waiting list. To renew the loan:

    • you must contact the loans counter
    • or directly from the same laptop (from 15 minutes before the end of the loan, and if there is no-one on the waiting) through the icon on the desktop of the laptop about the laptop computer loan service

     

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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.

    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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     When and how to renew laptop loan

    If you have a laptop you can renew the loan when there is no waiting list. To renew:

    • you can do from the same laptop, from 15 minutes before loan term, through the icon on the desktop of the laptop about the laptop computer loan service
    • or contact the loan counter, taking the laptop

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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 7
    Fletxeta Linux Ubuntu (only at Poblenou Library/CRAI and Mar Campus Library)

    The software included is:

    Fletxeta Basic Software

    Fletxeta Microsoft Office
    Fletxeta LibreOffice
    Fletxeta PDF Creator
    Fletxeta Antiviruses Endpoint Protection
    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/Photocopiers Ricoh

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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 Uploading your files to Google Drive

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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

    Suspension from the laptop loan service for 7 days for each hour or fraction of an hour the laptop is overdue. Includes late returns at night and on Saturdays and bank holidays. 

    Taking the computer off campus Suspension from the laptop loan service for 3 months. 

    Changing the software configuration 

    Suspension from the laptop loan service for 3 months. 

    Breaking or damaging the computer trough improper use  Assumption of 50% of the cost of repairing the unit, or 100% of the cost of replacing it when it cannot be repaired, within two months of the events and suspension from the laptop loan service until payment is made. 
    Failure to return the computer  Assumption of 100% of the cost of purchasing a new laptop within two months of the date of the loan and suspension from the laptop loan service until payment is made. 
     
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    All you can do from the page of the laptop computer loan service 

    Through https://fluvia.upf.edu/prestec_portatils/portatils.php you can: 

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