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Can I borrow a laptop?


Please note this service is for University of Manchester students only.

Borrowing a laptop

Laptops offer convenient, portable access to key University services such as Microsoft Office applications, eduroam WiFi, P:drive storage and wireless printing.

The laptops are available to borrow from machines located at:

  • Blue Ground floor in the Main Library
  • -1 floor at the Alan Gilbert Learning Commons.

To borrow a device, simply swipe your card at the machine and enter your Library PIN. Detailed instructions are shown on screen at the loan machines.

All laptops are only for use within the issuing site library and can be borrowed for up to six hours at a time (depending on battery life).

If you need more information or help using this service, please ask at Library information desks for more details.

Terms and Conditions

Please note that borrowing of a device from a Library site requires agreement to the following terms and conditions:

Borrowing an iPad

iPads offer convenient, portable access to the University network and are loaded with key apps, including:

  • Blackboard

  • Adobe Reader

  • User Guides

  • Prezi

  • Ted

  • Social media

iPads are available to borrow at the following library sites:

iPads are for use within the issuing site library and can be borrowed for up to six hours at a time. Ask at your site library for details.