Student Loaner Laptops

The Library lends laptop computers for Medical Center student use. Eligible borrower groups include students in the MD, PA, EPH, Nursing and BBS programs on the Medical Campus.  Faculty, staff and students from other programs are not able to use this service. These laptops are not HIPAA Compliant devices.

We offer a mix of Mac and Windows computers.  Slight differences in software and hardware and documented below.

Hardware & Software

  • Lenovo Thinkpad T450 laptops
    • Windows 10, MS Office 2016, EndNote X8, Acrobat Professional X, Cisco VPN
  • Lenovo Thinkpad T470s laptops
    • Windows 10, MS Office 2016, EndNote X8, Acrobat Professional X, Cisco VPN
  • 13" Macbook Pro laptops
    • El Capitan OS, MS Office 2016, EndNote X8, Acrobat DC, Dreamweaver CC 2015, Illustrator CC 2015, Photoshop CC 2016, Lightroot, Cisco AnyConnect VPN, iLife, iWork, Zoom, Cylance AntiVirus
  • 13" Macbook Pro laptops
    • Sierra OS, MS Office 2016, EndNote X8, Acrobat DC, Dreamweaver CC 2015, Illustrator CC 2015, Photoshop CC 2016, Lightroot, Cisco Anyconnect VPN, iLife, iWork, Zoom, Cylance AntiVirus

Hardware Note: All models have webcams. Only the older model Macbook Pros have CD-RW/DVD RW drives.  

How to Check Out a Laptop

A laptop may be checked out of the Library for five days and will be available on a first-come/first served basis through the Circulation Desk of the Medical Library. For fair use, laptops may not be renewed. Loaner laptops are intended to be used on a short-term basis. Once a laptop is returned after a 5-day loan period, a one-day wait period will be applied before another laptop can be loaned out to the same student.

Students will need to complete a quick Student Laptop-Borrow Responsibility Form (SLBRF) in order to check out a laptop. This outlines the basic user agreements and policies for borrowing a laptop. Once an SLBRF is filled out, it is kept on file in the Circulation Office for one month. You will need to complete an SLBRF every time you check out a laptop.

At the time of Checkout and again at the time of Return, the Student and a Library Staff member will check the contents of the laptop bag to ensure that all components are present and/or accounted for.