Launchpad Tablet Lending Policy

Purpose

In fulfilling the Library's mission to provide access to information and educational resources, Bossard Memorial Library lends Launchpad tablet kits, which are designed for children and are pre-loaded with high quality apps that are both fun and educational. Tablets contain apps that are grouped by subject area, theme, grade level, and age. Launchpad tablets do not provide internet access nor do they require internet connectivity for operation.

Terms and Conditions

A Launchpad tablet kit consists of: Launchpad tablet, protective bumper, AC adapter, USB cord, and carrying case. When a patron borrows a Launchpad kit, the patron's use of the equipment is available under the following terms and conditions. These terms and conditions are in addition to the standard Library policies and other terms and conditions described below for which the user is responsible.

In order to borrow a kit, patrons must be eighteen (18) years of age or older and have a Bossard Library card (in good standing). Upon checkout, Library staff will confirm, in the presence of the borrowing patron, that all items are present in the kit. The patron must sign the Library's Launchpad Lending Agreement each time before borrowing a kit. Only one Launchpad kit may be borrowed on a patron's account at any one time. The loan period for the Launchpad kit is fourteen (14) days with no grace period and no renewals.

The Library will accept holds on the kits.

Overdue fines will accrue at $1.00 per day up to the maximum replacement cost of the kit. Patrons are not permitted to return the Launchpad kit to the Library's book drop. Rather, kits must be return directly to a Library staff member at the Circulation Desk, who will verify, in the presence of the borrowing patron, that all components of the kit are accounted for before checking it in from the borrowing patron's account. The kit will not be considered returned until all components of the kit are returned in good working order.

The Library recommends use of this device by children while seated with a responsible adult present. Borrowers are responsible for the safekeeping and return of all kit contents to the Library in good working order and assume liability for the equipment while borrowed on their library card account. The borrowing patron will be responsible for lost or damaged tablets and accessories (includes theft thereof). Patrons must be mindful of current replacement costs of tablets and accessories before borrowing, as he or she will be responsible for paying the actual replacement cost, as determined by the Library, of a damaged or lost tablet or accessories. If the Library is able to replace the lost or damaged tablet and/or accessories at no charge to the Library, patron will be charged $1.00 per day (up to the full retail cost of the item) until the replacement device and/or accessories are placed into service for the next borrower. 

Borrower acknowledges that the replacement costs for the Launchpad tablets range from $100.00 to $200.00, depending on the tablet, with the replacement cost for kit accessories and cases ranging from $5.00 to $50.00.

By borrowing and initiating use of the Library's Launchpad kit, the user agrees to abide by the Library's policies and rules, and agrees to hold the Library and its agents harmless from any and all claims, losses, damages, obligations, or liabilities, directly or indirectly, relating to the use of the Library's Launchpad tablet. Deliberate altering of any files or modifying the configuration of Library-owned equipment is strictly prohibited.

The Library may not clear stored data from the Launchpad after it is returned and is not responsible for personal information left on the device.

The Library strives to provide clean, secure, and fully functional equipment, but is not responsible for unforeseen hardware or software failure.

Launchpads must be kept in a temperature-controlled environment (not left in vehicles on in extreme temperatures). Borrowers are asked to return the Launchpads to the Library fully charged.

Policy adopted 05-09-2017: Gallia Co. District Library Board of Trustees