RES: [WEB4LIB] laptop check out program

Michelangelo M M Viana mviana at PUCRS.BR
Fri Jul 20 15:31:47 EDT 2012

Hi fellows,

Here at PUCRS Central Library we have 38 Lenovo ThinkPad notebooks available for checkout, for in-house use only, since 2008.
Last year (2011) they were checked out 12,775 times.
Each one has a barcode, and is loaned to the borrower using our Aleph Circulation module.

Here you can find some analytical data about their usage, which justify their maintenance:


Michelangelo Mazzardo Marques Viana | Support and Development
Central Library Systems Coordinator. Librarian CRB-10/1306
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul - PUCRS
Ir.  Jose Otao Central Library | Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
+55(51) 3320.3544 r. 4371 | mviana at<mailto:mviana at> |

De: Web technologies in libraries [mailto:WEB4LIB at LISTSERV.ND.EDU] Em nome de Rodgers, Denyse
Enviada em: sexta-feira, 20 de julho de 2012 15:10
Assunto: Re: [WEB4LIB] laptop check out program

The Baylor University Libraries have had a laptop checkout program since 2001 and it has been very successful.  We have over 70 that circulate now.   More information can be found here:

I can put you in touch with the staff member in charge of our program if you need additional information.


Denyse Rodgers
Library Information Systems
Baylor University Electronic Library
One Bear Place #97148
Waco, TX 76798-7148
254.710.2771 (voice)
254.710.7271 (fax)
denyse_rodgers at<mailto:denyse_rodgers at>

From: Web technologies in libraries [mailto:WEB4LIB at LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of Lixia Zhao
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2012 12:05 PM
Subject: [WEB4LIB] laptop check out program

We are investigating a laptop checkout program for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Ottenheimer Library.  Has anyone instituted such a program and subsequently stopped the program?

 How did you assess the success or failure of the program?  Do you have a hints and/or pitfalls to watch our for in implementing this type of program?

Any help you can give me would be appreciated.

Thank you!

Lixia Zhao
Electronic Resources Cataloging Librarian
Ottenheimer Library,
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
lxzhao at<mailto:lzhao at>


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