The SWTJC library has 15 Chromebooks available at each of our locations in Crystal City, Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Uvalde.

A User Agreement must be completed each time a Chromebook (C-book) is borrowed.PDF iconcbook user agreement 02_2018.pdf

Chromebook borrowers are fully responsible for any damage to, loss, or theft of the device and/or accessories. 


How Can I Get One?

  1. Chromebooks are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the information desk at the library.
  2. Devices cannot be held for you and cannot be reserved. 
  3. Students must have a current SWTJC or SRRGC student ID and a clean library record.
  4. The student must have completed an online tutorial
  5. Students must sign a Chromebook Agreement before borrowing a device.

How long can I keep a Chromebook?

  1. Chromebooks may be checked-out for four days at a time.
  2. A late fee of $15/day will be assessed if the device is not returned on-time.
  3. If a device is more than 10 days late, it will be considered lost/stolen and the student will be responsible for paying $300 to replace the device.
  4. The student will also lose the privilege of checking-out Chromebooks for the semester.
  5. Any unpaid fees/fines will result in a hold for grades, transcripts, registration, etc. for the semester and subsequent semesters.

What equipment is available?

  1. Chromebook
  2. charging cable
  3. carrying case
  • Borrowers are responsible for inspecting the device and accessories at the time of check-out.
  • Any problems must be reported within 20 minutes of check-out or the borrower will be held responsible for the problem.

How much does it cost?

  1. This is a free service to the Southwest Texas Junior College and Sul Ross – Rio Grande College students.

Borrowing Process

  1. One device at a time can be checked-out at the Information Desk by current SWTJC/SR-RGC students in the following manner:
    • Present a valid Student ID
    • Have a library record that is clear of fines
    • Documented completion of tutorial
    • Read and sign a Chromebook Agreement.
    • This will be signed each time a Chromebook is checked-out.
    • Return the laptop to the Information Desk within 20 minutes of checkout if you find any problem with it, or you will be held responsible for the problem.
    • Return the laptop on time to a library staff member NEVER A STUDENT WORKER.
    • NEVER LEAVE A DEVICE UNATTENDED ON THE INFORMATION DESK.

Loan Rules

  1. Chromebook borrowers are fully responsible for any damage to, loss, or theft of devices and/or accessories. No exceptions.
  2. Chromebooks check-out for a maximum of four days at a time.
  3. Renewal is permitted as long as another functioning device is available for other users.
  4. Return Chromebook and accessories to a library staff member at the Information Desk for an official check-in process.
  5. NEVER LEAVE A DEVICE UNATTENDED ON THE INFORMATION DESK.
  6. Library Chromebooks, like the desktop computers, are for college-related use in accordance with the policies of the Southwest Texas Junior College.
  7. Chromebooks will not be checked-out over holidays.

Fines and Liability

  1. A late fee of $15/day will apply if the device and accessories is kept beyond the four day maximum.
  2. Two late returns will result in a loss of user privileges of library Chromebooks for the rest of the semester.
  3. Students who do not return a Chromebook clean and on time will be charged a $15 fine.
  4. Lost, stolen, or damaged units will result in a fee of $300.
  5. If bag is missing or damaged, there will be a fee of $15.
  6. If the power cable is missing or damaged, there will be a fee of $30.
  7. If the HDMI cable is missing or damaged, there will be a fee of $10.

Security

WARNING – All devices will be reset to factory standards at the time of check-in.

  • Please be sure you have saved any information you wish to keep to another location before returning the device to the library.
  • Chromebook borrowers who lose, misplace, drop, spill food, or drink on the laptop or in any way render it inoperable, will be charged for damages.
  • Users must return the Chromebook and accessories directly to a library staff member at the Information Desk.
  • The library is not responsible for files left on the device or for loss or damage to user files during the loan period.
  • The library is not responsible for any computer viruses that may be transferred to or from the user’s storage device
  • .Students may not store files on the device. Save your data to a separate storage device or send it to your email.

 

These laptops are made available to enrolled students to promote access to the library's electronic resources.  This project was initially made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (2016).