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Can Alumni Borrow Laptops?

Published by Dipa Barua
Q: I'm a recent SFU alumnus who's going to be attending a club event at Harbour Centre on Saturday. I've been requested to bring a laptop, and with mine on the fritz was wondering if my alumni status still lets me borrow laptops from the library for on-campus use.

I checked the services pages, and did not find an answer. The alumni services page does not list laptop borrowing under either the permitted or ineligible lists. The external/individual borrowers page states they may not borrow laptops because they are not alumni/students/faculty/staff.

Windows 8

Published by Dipa Barua

Q: Windows 8 is awful. It is counter intuitive and its menus are too insubstantial or circuitous to use effectively. I really hope you do not put Windows 8 on the rest of the computers. Please either keep Windows 7 or wait for Windows 9. PLEASE DO NOT INSTALL WINDOWS 8 ON ANY MORE OF SFU'S COMPUTERS.
Which library?  Bennett (SFU Burnaby Mountain)

A: Thank you for your feedback. First off, you'll be happy to know that we have upgraded the pilot PCs from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. This update addresses some of the issues that people have had with Windows 8.