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Borrowing laptops

The Library has a range of laptops available for you to borrow both on and off campus. A new 48 hour loan laptop loan period has been introduced. These laptops may be reserved through Library Search

Four hour loan laptops

These laptops can be borrowed by all current staff and students at the University for 4 hours. They can be used anywhere on the University of Leicester campus but will not work outside of this area (including the Halls of Residence and College Court).

The laptops are available for you to loan from the laptop lockers on the ground floor of the Library. You will need your University ID card to access the lockers.  The laptop will be issued to your account for 4 hours.

Chargers are not issued with the laptop but the device will stay charged for the duration of your 4 hour loan. These laptops are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Twenty-eight day and forty-eight hour loan laptops

The Library has both 48 hour and 28 day loan laptops available for use on and off campus, subject to availability. All these laptops come with the standard student PC set-up.

48 hour and 28 day loan laptops may be requested via Library Search. You will receive an email notification from the Library when it is ready for collection.

Both 48 hour and 28 day laptops are collected and loaned from the Information Hub on the ground floor of the David Wilson Library in laptop bags that also include a charger.

Security encryption

Once borrowed you will need to set up security encryption on the laptop before leaving the Library.

Prior to returning the Laptop you should ensure that you have synchronised your files as on return it will be reset by IT Services, ready for the next person to borrow. Instructions are provided with each laptop.

Overdue laptops

Due to high demand laptops incur a £5 fine per day, or part day.

Do you have your own laptop or PC but need access to University programs?

The Student remote desktop provides access to a student-PC like environment. More information can be found on our Student IT pages.

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