Student using a laptop in the library

Borrowing laptops

One of the benefits being introduced for students, as a result of the Campus Central project is a new facility, which enables students to borrow a laptop for free.

Short loan (up to four hours) laptops are now available for University of Stirling students. The laptop loan machines are located on level 2 of the library, one near the library entrance, and the other is located on the wall backing onto the short loan space.

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.

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.

Please see the FAQ for further information.

Step-by-step instructions on how to borrow and return a laptop

How to borrow a laptop

  • Select "borrow" on touchscreen
  • Place card on contactless area to authenticate
  • Accept terms and conditions (listed below)
  • Locker number is displayed on screen, and corresponding locker light flashes
  • Place card on appropriate column contactless area to open locker
  • Take laptop and close door, ensuring charging cable is safely inside locker

How to return a laptop

  • Select "return" on the touchscreen
  • Place card on contactless area to authenticate
  • Locker number is displayed on screen, and corresponding locker light flashes
  • Place laptop inside the locker, connect charging cable, and ensure door is securely closed (please note, failure to complete this step in full will result in the item remaining on your account). You will know when the laptop has been returned by the light outside the locker turning red.
  • If you want a return receipt, press the option on the touchscreen

Terms and conditions:

  • Please do not store any of your data on the laptop as we cannot guarantee that it will be saved. All data should be saved to OneDrive
  • Borrowed laptops remain the property of University of Stirling  and you must comply with the University’s IT Use Policy
  • You are fully responsible for the borrowed laptop and any loss or damage incurred. There may be charges for repair or replacement of hardware, up to £760.
  • You should contact the Information Centre immediately, should you notice any damage to a laptop
  • Laptops may be borrowed for up to four hours, and must be returned by the specified loan time
  • If a laptop is not returned by the due time your borrowing rights may be suspended and you may incur fines.
  • You may only borrow one laptop at a time