• 2 lending programs - In-library use only (3 hour limit) & Laptop 2 Go (up to 7 days), pending availability.
  • Laptops must be returned thirty (30) minutes prior to closing.
  • Laptops are loaned on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • When returning a laptop, please allow for a few minutes so that the equipment can be inspected for damages.
  • Please report any damages or issues with a laptop to the Access Services Desk immediately.
  • Laptops returned more than twenty (20) minutes past their due time will accrue a fine of $10 and $10/hour for each hour thereafter, to a maximum of $130.
  • If a laptop has not been returned within twenty-four (24) hours, it will be declared lost. A replacement fee of $1400 will be applied to your account and your borrowing privileges will be suspended.


  • We respect our patrons’ right to privacy. When using Windows on our laptops, all data is automatically wiped from memory when the unit is powered down.
  • If you choose to use the laptops on the Mac OS, please be aware that currently we have no way to automatically erase data.  Any information you put on the computer via the Mac OS may be available for others to see. We strongly encourage you to work with Windows if you wish your data to remain confidential.
  • When using Library laptops, we recommend you save your work periodically to your One Drive account, H: drive or an external device. The Angus L. Macdonald Library is not responsible for the loss of data in the event of a system crash.
  • Patrons are responsible for the cost of repair as a result of any damages that occur to the unit, or full replacement should the laptop go missing, while it is signed out to them, so please do not leave laptops unattended!

Library News

Fri, September, 4, 2020

Please read the following message from our University Library regarding the reopening of the library on Tuesday, September 8th:

Fri, October, 11, 2019

Since the hack of the University’s systems and subsequent shutdown of our local servers in November of 2018, library staff have been working to restore access to our digital collections (yearbooks, StFX... Read more

Wed, June, 19, 2019

We are happy to announce that access to Gaelstream has been partially restored on a new host ( Read more