Patron Laptops

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Laptop Use Policy

Laptop User Agreement


To use laptops, patrons must be:

  • 18 years and older

  • Have a Homewood Public Library card (the card must be in good standing and registered for a minimum of 30 days)

  • A valid driver's license or state ID

  • All patrons checking out laptops must sign a laptop user agreement to be kept on file by the Homewood Public Library


Laptop checkout is for one week with no renewals. All laptops are due back 30 minutes prior to the Library's closing time (8:30 pm Monday - Thursday | 4:30 pm Friday, Saturday, or Sunday). Patrons returning laptops will not be allowed a new laptop check out until 24 hours has passed since returning the equipment. 


Laptops are checked out on a first-come, first-served basis. They cannot be held. To use a laptop patrons need to come into the library during open hours. If a hot spot is also needed that may be requested at the same time. These are in limited supply and are also available on a first-come, first-served basis.


A fine of $10.00 per day will be assessed if the Laptop and/or any accompanying equipment are returned late. This fee will immediately create a block on the patron’s library card which will remain until the lap top is returned. A late return may result in the future forfeiture of laptop (and/or hot spot) check out privileges.


A non-returned laptop will be considered stolen property. As such, procedures for prosecuting individuals to the full extent of the law will be followed. Additionally, remote software will be used to prevent use of any HPL laptop once it becomes overdue.