Borrow a laptop

Beginning in the Fall, we will be offering a limited number of laptops for a two-week loan period. Learn more about how to request a laptop.

Current students, faculty and staff can borrow a laptop for three hours at a time from the Music and Media desk.

Laptop guidelines

  • Sign a new laptop agreement each year to borrow a laptop.
  • Borrow a laptop for three hours from the Music & Media Loan Desk. Laptops signed out near closing will be due a half hour before closing time.
  • Use the laptop only inside the library or in the BiblioCafé.
  • Renew your laptop at the Music & Media Loan Desk.
  • Return the laptop to a staff member at the desk where you borrowed it.
  • Overdue charges are $21.00/hour ($0.35/minute).
  • If the laptop is reported damaged, lost, or stolen, a fee of up to $2500.00 will apply. Do not leave the laptop unattended.

Software and hardware

Laptops have productivity software installed, are configured to access the wireless network, and print to the printers in the Learning Commons. For laptops without a CD-DVD drive, an external USB drive is available for loan at the Music & Media Loan Desk.

Saving your work

All files left on the laptop will be erased upon its return and cannot be retrieved.

Please be sure to save your work to your own external storage, or your own cloud service (e.g. Google Docs, Dropbox, OneDrive), or UVic Netdrive, or email your file as an attachment, or print it.