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Laptop Loans: Laptops

University of Southampton students can borrow laptops from all five libraries.  Laptops are available from self-service lockers at Hartley Library and the Health Services Library, and from help desks at the National Oceanographic Library, Winchester School of Art Library and Library & Learning Commons.

Borrowing a laptop

  • Laptops are available to students for short-term loan for use on campus.
  • To borrow a laptop you will need your student ID card.
  • The laptop will require you to login with your University ID and password.
  • Borrowing a laptop counts as one from your loan quota.
  • Chargers if not included, can be issued as a separate loan from a help desk.
  • If you have a blocked account you will be unable to borrow a laptop.
  • By borrowing a laptop you are agreeing to the user declaration
  • Accessible reach laptops are available at all libraries.

Returning a laptop

  • Please return laptops to the issuing library.
  • Laptop loans cannot be renewed.
  • If returning to a locker, remember to plug the laptop into the cable in the locker to remove from your account.

Laptop top tips

  • Remember to save your work regularly either to ‘file store’ or to a personal storage device (USB).  Work saved locally will be deleted when the laptop reboots.
  • If the laptop is faulty or you would like more support in borrowing or using one, please ask at the Library Help Desk.
  • You can check availability of laptops in the self-service lockers here 

How to use the laptop lockers