Information Services offers laptop loans free of charge to students on the varying loan periods below.
48 hour loans
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 up to 48 hours. You borrow these from the laptop loans cabinets near to Short Loan on level 2 of the Library. A power supply can be borrowed from the Lending desk at the Information Centre. These loans are non-renewable.
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 locker 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 four-week loan laptops. These can be checked out with your student card and you can pick up a power cable from the Lending desk.
These loans are non-renewable. If you require a device for longer than four weeks, please request a long-loan laptop.
Long-term loans for those without a suitable device for study
These devices are for those experiencing digital poverty, that is, those who do not have a suitable device for university study and cannot afford to buy one.
The Library has a limited pool of devices. These devices are usually loaned to you up to the end of the academic year. You can apply for a long-term loan device by filling in the request form on our UniDesk laptop loan page (the link is only available when we have devices in stock).
See our FAQ for further information.