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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).

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 and the device will be issued to your account for 4 hours at a time. 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.

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 and arrange for collection email 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.

Although our laptops are currently available on a first come, first served basis the Library and Digital Services are working towards introducing reservations in the coming weeks.

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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