Please select the type of laptop you need from the following list:

Chromebook

Chromebooks

Chromebooks are available from self-service cabinets in both libraries. You don't need to issue them, simply collect one and use it anywhere in the building.

Chromebooks cannot be taken out of the libraries and their location is tracked if taken from the building.

The default browser is Google Chrome, and you can access your University email, work on documents stored in OneDrive or Google Drive, check your timetable and print documents

Once you have finished return the Chromebook to the cabinet and plug it into the power adaptor to ensure it is charged for the next user.

Week loan laptop

Week loan laptops

There are two smart-locker units:

You can access everything off campus you would usually be able to access on campus on a University PC.

How to borrow a laptop

Laptops count towards your loan limit of 20 items; you'll be able to see the laptop listed in My Library Account just as you do for books you've got on loan.

How to return a laptop

Laptops must be returned by midnight seven days after issue, regardless of what time you borrowed it. The service is available 24/7/365 to match the opening hours of the libraries. Extensions are not available.

Day loan laptop

Day loan laptops

There are two smart-locker units available.

You can access everything off campus you would usually be able to access on campus on a University PC.

How to borrow a laptop

Laptops count towards your loan limit of 20 items; you'll be able to see the laptop listed in My Library Account just as you do for books you've got on loan.

How to return a laptop

Laptops must be returned by midnight the following day, regardless of what time you borrowed it. The service is available 24/7/365 to match the opening hours of the libraries. Extensions are not available.

Self service laptops

Laptops are available from the self-service cabinets in both libraries. You don't need to issue them, simply collect one and use it anywhere in the building.

These laptops cannot be taken out of the library, and location tracking software is installed (so we will know if you try to leave with one!).

The laptops act just like any University PC, including access to the standard software and printing facilities.

Power cables should be with the laptops, but please ask at a Helpdesk if you need a replacement. Once you've finished with a laptop, please return it together with its power lead to the cabinet.

Smart locker laptops

These (non-library) laptops can be used anywhere on campus for up to three hours. They have standard University software installed (Office 2010, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer). Once logged in you can access everything you would usually find on a University PC. There is no need to connect to the wifi network - this should happen automatically. There are several smart-locker units:

Campus Building Floor Units available
City Cantor Cafe 20
City Cantor Level 2 20
City Charles Street Ground floor 10
City Charles Street Level 2 20
City Charles Street Level 4 20
City Hubs Level 1 20
City Owen Level 2 30
Collegiate HoC Ground floor 20

How to borrow a laptop

Laptops can be borrowed for up to three hours, Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm and 8am - 4pm at the weekends (City campus only). To use:

How to return a laptop