Technology Use Policies

Equipment Checkout

Multimedia equipment can be reserved in advance by WFU students, faculty, and staff via this online request form. All reservations should be made at least one week in advance to insure proper processing of the request.

Checkouts are typically for one week. Extensions may be provided as inventory allows and should be requested at the time of reservation if needed. Late fees will accrue each day an item is late. The party reserving the equipment may be held responsible for damage, loss, or theft, and a replacement fee may be charged.

Items will be held for pickup at the Circulation Desk and should be returned to the Circulation Desk. ZSR Library is not responsible for any personal data left on our devices. Please remove any personal data before returning the equipment. Patron information regarding reservation requests may be held by the library indefinitely.

Equipment will come packed with necessary accessories; accessories should be returned with the equipment or replacement fees may be charged.

A day before equipment is due, a courtesy reminder is emailed to the user. Once the equipment is overdue, the fine will accrue on a daily basis for a two week period. Overdue notices showing the accrued charge are sent daily. After two weeks, the equipment is declared lost and a lost fee is incurred. If the student returns the item at that time, the lost charge will be forgiven, but the fine is still owed. Faculty and staff are not charged fines.

Overdue fines and replacement fees are determined as follows:

Overdue Fine
$1.00/day
Replacement Fee
(based on equipment cost)

Computer Use

The library contains several computers connected to the WFU campus network. Each computer has the WFU standard load software. Users may also use the computers to access their email and the Web. Patrons without a WFU user ID and password can see a staff member at the Reference Desk for assistance logging into the computers in the library.

General Rules

  • Patrons will not mark desks, chairs, or equipment.
  • Patrons will not put feet on the desk tops or chairs.
  • University computer use policy will be strictly adhered to.
  • Patrons who leave the library will be logged off their computer.
  • Patrons working in groups may not disturb other patrons.
  • Violating computer rules may result in suspended privileges.

Digital Media Lab

The multimedia lab is open to use by registered students, staff, and faculty of Wake Forest University. For more information on about the Multimedia Lab, contact The Bridge.


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