Borrowing laptops

Campus loan laptops

Laptops for use on the University of Leicester campus, by all current staff and students at the University, are available for loan from the library. These laptops can be used anywhere on the University of Leicester campus but will not work outside of this area (including Halls of Residence and College Court).

To request and reserve a campus loan laptop email library@le.ac.uk. A laptop will be made available to collect from the Library Help Zone and may be borrowed for 8 hours, or until 30 minutes before the Library building closes, whichever is sooner. You will need your University ID card and the Collection ID provided.

The laptops are loaned in laptop bags that also include a charger.

Flexible loan laptops

The Library has flexible loan laptops available for use on and off campus which may be borrowed for up to a month, subject to availability. All flexible loan laptops come with the standard student PC set-up.

To request, reserve and arrange for collection email library@le.ac.uk. Laptops will be made available for collection from the Library Help Zone. You will need your University ID card and the Collection ID provided. They must be returned to the Library on or before the due date.

On collection, prior to leaving the Library you will need to set up security encryption on the Laptop. 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.

The laptops are loaned in laptop bags that also include a charger.

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.