Loaner Laptops

The Library has 9 laptop computers available for loan.

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Covid Changes

To minimize the risk to our patrons and staff, laptop loans will include only the laptop and the power cord. Please bring your own bag to carry the laptop. Other accessories, such as the USB DVD and mouse are available by request only. The laptop manual is available as a PDF in About The Laptops.

 

Borrowing the Laptops

Eligible borrowers must have a valid UConn Health ID and a network username and password (required for logging into the laptop).

The circulation period is 3 days. The circulation period may not be renewed. Returning a laptop past its due date is subject to a $15 fine.

The patron will be required to sign a “Laptop Borrower’s Agreement” outlining the patron’s responsibilities if the laptop(s) (or its parts) are not returned. The Agreement also states that the patron will abide by the IT Computer Use Policies.

Some procedures may be different than those followed at your desktop, notably logging on and saving documents, please be aware of these.

Library staff is not available to provide software application (Word, Excel, etc.) support. Utilize the “Help” menu in the application or refer to books in the library (see OneSearch) regarding that application.

Use of the laptop is on a “self-service” basis. Printed instructions are provided to help you connect the cables and operate the laptop. Refer to the instructions for assistance.

 

About The Laptops

Laptop Manual (PDF)

Laptop Data
The profiles will be deleted each time a laptop is returned to the library. Any documents created on the C:\ drive must be saved to external media prior to returning the laptop.

Encryption
All loaner laptops use encryption.

First Time Login
This is an IT Security requirement.
You must use an on-campus wired network connection to log onto the laptop using your network username, password and domain.
If you do not complete the above steps, you will not be able to use the laptop.

Subsequent Logins
After the first wired login, you do not have to be connected to the campus network to use your username, password and domain to log into the computer.

Hardware
Note: Important hardware change for use of external projectors or monitors – this laptop does not have a traditional VGA port laptop vga port. Available ports: HDMI connector, mini DisplayPort connector and USB 3.0 connectors. The Library has HDMI cables available for check out. Ask at the Information Desk.

  DellLatitude E7440 Ultrabook with the folllowing specifications:
  8GB (1x8GB) 1600MHz DDR3L Memory
  Internal English Backlit Dual Pointing Keyboard
  Intel Integrated HD 4400 Graphics,
  14.0 FHD (1920×1080) Wide View Anti-Glare WLED-backlit
  128GB Full Mini-Card Mobility Solid State Drive
  Primary 4-cell 47W/HR Battery
  4th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4600U Processor 2.1 GHz,
  Intel Wireless 7260 Driver
  Intel Core i7-4600U Processor Base with No Smart Card Reader
  Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 802.11ac/a/b/g/n 2×2 +
  Bluetooth 4.0 LE Half Mini Card
  65W AC Adapter, 3-pin
  External USB 8X DVD+/-RW (available upon request)
  They do not have a 3 1/2 inch floppy drive. (available upon request)
 

Software
    
The version information indicates a minimum version. It may have been updated.

  Operating System
  Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit
  Productivity Tools
  Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 32-bit – Access, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint,
  Project, Publisher, Skype for Business, Visio, Word  
  Browsers
  Internet Explorer 11
  Mozilla Firefox 84
  Google Chrome 87
  Microsoft Edge
  Other Software
  Adobe Reader DC  20
  Always On VPN (AOVPN)
  Aperio Imagescope  12.4.2.5010 
  Citrix Receiver 4.9 
  Java 8_271
  Mendeley Desktop  1.19.4
  Microsoft Silverlight  5.1.50907.0
  Respondus LockDown Browser – Lab 2.06.10
  VLC Media Player 3.0.11
  Write-N-Cite  4.6.59

  SPSS and other software -Access Storrs’ UConn AnyWare with your NetID at:
  https://store.anyware.uconn.edu/Citrix/AnywareWeb/
  Please select Use Light Version.
  NetID information: https://netid.uconn.edu/
 

FAQs

  How does encryption affect the way I use this computer?
  Laptops require a network username, password and domain to login.

  First Time Login
  This is an IT Security requirement.
  You must use an on-campus wired network connection to log onto the laptop using your
  network username, password and domain.
  If you do not complete the above steps, you will not be able to use the laptop.

  Subsequent Logins
  After the first wired login, you do not have to be connected to the campus network to use
  your username, password and domain to log into the computer.

  Can I remote into UConn Health?
  Yes. The laptops use Always On VPN (AOVPN) to connect to the UConn Health network when off campus.
  See the laptop instructions for further details.

  Can the next person using the PC see my documents?
  When the PC is returned to the Library any profiles will be deleted. Any changes made 
  to the machine will be reversed. It is critical to save documents to other media prior to
  returning the laptop.

  Can I install software on this PC?
  Your UConn Health network username will give you standard user rights on the laptop, 
  not administrator rights. You will not have the ability to install hardware and software that
  requires administrator rights.
  You should test the laptop prior to any event, presentation, etc. to be sure that all necessary
  hardware and software is installed and working as needed.

  Can I email from this PC?
  You may view or send email through internet email access.
  The logon location for e-mail is: https://itowa.uchc.edu/.
  Note: https://itowa.uchc.edu/ may not be accessible from the UConnHealth-Guest wireless 
  network, but it should be accessible from UConnHealth-SECURE.

  Can I print from this PC?
  Yes, if you are connected to the network at the Health Center you may print from the
  Library’s public color and black & white printers. The standard UnipriNT charges will
  apply if you choose to print to these printers.

  Can I save to a USB drive (or other media) or the hard drive?
  Yes. The profile on the laptops will be deleted when returned to the Library so save
  documents to other media before returning the laptop.

  Can I do word processing on the PC?
  Yes. Microsoft Office 2016 32-bit is installed on the laptop. This includes Word, Excel,
  PowerPoint, etc.

  Are the programs on the PC compatible with my data?
  All laptops are running Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit and Microsoft Office 2016 32-bit.

  What about access to other programs, like SPSS?
  Access Storrs’ UConn AnyWare with your NetID at:
  https://store.anyware.uconn.edu/Citrix/AnywareWeb/
  Please select Use Light Version.
  NetID information: https://netid.uconn.edu/

  Can I “dial out” using this PC?
  No, the PC does not have a modem.

  Which Internet browser should I use?
  Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Edge are installed on the laptops. If you encounter a
  problem viewing or printing with one browser, try another.

  Can I use CDs / DVDs on this PC?
  Yes, an external USB DVD is available upon request for the laptop.

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