COLLINS UNBOUND: Protect your laptop in the library!

Bringing your laptop to the library? Protect your laptop from theft by checking out a lock at the Circulation Desk on the main floor. It’s as easy to use as a bicycle lock. The cable loops around any secure object, such as a table leg, and the other end is inserted into a slot on your laptop.

Don’t leave your laptop unattended, even for a short time—it takes only seconds for someone to steal it!

Library Laptop Lock Policy

  • Locks can be checked out for 6 hours, with one renewal for 6 additional hours or at library closing (whichever is less).
  • Users will be issued one key to secure the lock. A spare key is kept at the Circulation Desk.
  • Fines are 50 cents per hour with a maximum charge of $12 if the lock is returned.
  • If the key is lost, the user will be charged $35, which includes a $30 replacement cost plus a $5 processing fee. The user will be given the duplicate key to keep, as they have “purchased” the lock.
  • Locks must be returned to a Circulation assistant. Do not place them in the book drop.
  • In the event the lock is broken and the laptop is stolen, the Library is not responsible for loss of personal property.
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One Response to COLLINS UNBOUND: Protect your laptop in the library!

  1. Bob Jackson says:

    Hi – we’re looking at instituting a laptop lock program as well. Could you let me know what type of locking device you’re using. It appears to be a Kensington lock however there’s also another component – the large ring – which I can’t identify.


    Bob Jackson

    Ryerson University Library
    Toronto Canada

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