Libraries turn to laptop vending machines to fulfill students’ late night studying needs

“Two a.m. might be prime study time for college students, but it’s not always the most coveted shift for library employees. So some universities are testing a new way to give students the tools they need, like laptops or tablets, without adding to employees’ hours: laptop lending kiosks. The kiosks work like vending machines, or like the DVD lending dispensers at grocery stores. A student who wants to check out a laptop – or whatever device the university is offering – navigates a touch screen that authenticates the student’s identity and then dispenses a charged machine. The laptop can be used for a certain number of hours, as determined by each university, and once it is returned its battery is charged while it waits for the next user.”

via Inside Higher Ed

One Response to “Libraries turn to laptop vending machines to fulfill students’ late night studying needs”

  1. hairstyles-for-women-over-50.com
    February 12, 2013 at 11:59 am #

    I’m really loving the theme/design of your web site. Do you ever run into any internet browser compatibility problems? A couple of my blog readers have complained about my blog not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Firefox. Do you have any ideas to help fix this problem?

© Copyright 2014, Information Today, Inc., All rights reserved.