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Technology

Laptop Checkout

A limited number of laptops and power cords are available for checkout to NIU faculty, staff, and students on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The laptop check out cabinet is located to the left of the elevators on the 1st Floor of Founders Memorial Library.  You need a valid OneCard to initiate the check out and return procedures.  Please follow the instructions on the cabinet or ask for assistance at the Circulation Desk or Reference Desk.  The loan period is 24 hours.  Fees will be assessed for late returns, and for any for laptop reported lost, damaged, or stolen. Please see the Laptop Checkout Policy for details.

Charging Lockers

A charging cabinet is available for use on the 1st Floor of Founders Memorial Library, across from the Circulation Desk. The cabinet provides a secure place in which to leave your device(s) unattended to charge. Set your own personal combination to lock and later re-open an individual locker bay. A single locker bay can accommodate up to 3 devices. You must provide your own power cord(s). Please follow the instructions on the cabinet, or ask for assistance at the Circulation Desk or Reference Desk.

Charging Stations

Founders Memorial Library has 2 charging stations for your use. One is located next to the Reference Desk on the 1st Floor, and the other is located in the Student Lounge in the Lower Level. These stations have generic power cords that fit a variety of Apple and Android devices. The University Libraries is not responsible for damage or theft to your device. PLEASE do not leave your device unattended!

Contact Us

Fred Barnhart, Dean

Phone: (815) 753-1094
Email: lib-admin@niu.edu

Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
217 Normal Rd
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828

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