One of the benefits being introduced for students, as a result of the Campus Central project is the facility, which enables students to borrow a laptop for free.
Demand for our laptops has increased sharply this semester and we have made some changes to the way we lend these, aiming to ensure we cater for the demand for laptops as completely as possible.
If you are studying in the Library or need a device to use in a class, you can use your student card to borrow a laptop from the Library for 4 hours. You borrow these from the laptop loans cabinets which are within the study area of Level 2. Four-hour loans are located in the cabinet near the study desks on Level 2. These laptops are not issued with a power supply so you will need to return them within the 4-hour period. If you are still studying in the library you can return one laptop and borrow another one.
Laptops are provided fully charged for use and can be taken into one of the many additional study places out with the library, located across the campus. Laptops are not issued with a charger or bag. This is a free service, however, fines will be incurred for late returns. You must have your student card in order to borrow a laptop. Scroll down to see a video guide to borrowing a laptop.
When you return a laptop, remember to plug in the power cable ensuring that the light outside the locker turns red. If the light doesn’t turn red the laptop will still be issued to you and you may incur fines. Contact the Information Centre if you need any help.
The cabinet near the Library entrance has a bank of 2-week loan laptops. These can be checked out with your student card and you can pick up a power cable from the Lending desk.
Two week laptop loans are in high demand and we have had to make these loans non-renewable. If you require a device for longer than two weeks, please request a long loan laptop.
Long-term loans for those without a suitable device for study
Currently we have no devices to loan.
The Library has a limited pool of devices for use by those without a suitable device for study. These devices are usually loaned to you for 1 academic year at a time (up to end May of current academic year). You can apply for a long term loan device by filling in our request form.
See our FAQ for further information.