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Durham University

University Library

Borrowing Laptops


All Library sites (with the exception of Palace Green Library) have laptops that you can borrow and use within the Library for up to four hours. Laptops are issued with power packs, which must be returned with the laptop.You can also borrow mini-mice and headphones for use with laptops from the Bill Bryson Library. Laptop loans operate on a first-come, first-served basis.

Laptops cannot be renewed online, but may be renewed at the Help and Information Desk, if there are other laptops still available for other users.

Like other Library items, laptops should be returned to the Help and Information Desk within the 4 hour borrowing period. There is a £1 charge per item per hour if the laptop and charger, or mouse and headphones are returned late.

The following software is currently available on laptops:-

Microsoft Office, SPSS, Adobe Reader X, Quicktime, Windows 7 environment with J: drive and university printing access.

In the Bill Bryson Library, you can print from laptops and netbooks wirelessly. Printouts can be collected from any of the multi-function devices in the Library.

Please Note

Information on this page relates to the 2019-20 academic year