Students working with laptops

Laptops to loan

If you need access to a laptop you can borrow one from one of our self-service Lapsafe lockers.

You'll find the lockers at:

  • Craiglockhart library
  • Jack Kilby Computing Centre (JKCC), Merchiston
  • Merchiston library
  • Sighthill (LRC2)
  • Bainfield Student Accommodation
 
 

Laptop availability

The laptop loan service is available during campus opening hours: 

 
Location Trimesters 1 and 2  Trimester 3 
 JKCC at Merchiston  Available throughout JKCC opening hours  Available throughout JKCC opening hours
 Merchiston Library  Available throughout Merchiston Library opening hours  Available throughout Merchiston Library opening hours
 Craiglockhart Library  Available throughout campus opening hours  Available throughout campus opening hours
 Sighthill LRC  Available throughout campus opening hours  Available throughout campus opening hours
 Bainfield Student Accommodation   Available 24/7 (except between 2am -4am)  Available 24/7 (except between 2am -4am)

 

Laptop guidance

Before you borrow a laptop you should be aware of the following:

  • Insurance is not included. You are responsible for the full costs of repair or replacement, so we recommend that you have adequate insurance or extend your home contents policy if applicable.
  • A borrowed laptop must not be taken out of the UK.
  • You are only allowed to have one laptop on your account at any time.
  • You must return the laptop you have on loan before another is issued to you.
  • You must return the laptop to the campus which it was borrowed from.

Read the full Laptop Loan Terms & Conditions
Lapsafe laptop locker
 

Laptop Loan Frequently Asked Questions

How do I borrow a laptop from a self-service machine?

To borrow a laptop from a self-service machine:

  • Touch “loan laptop” on cabinet touchscreen.
  • Swipe card to authenticate.
  • Accept Terms and Conditions.
  • Locker light flashes.
  • Re-swipe on appropriate column to open locker.
  • Take hardware and close door.
  • Print receipt (optional).

 

How do I return a laptop to a self-service machine?

To return a laptop to a self service machine:

  • Touch “return laptop” on cabinet touchscreen.
  • Swipe card to authenticate.
  • Locker light flashes.
  • Locker door opens.
  • Return hardware and connect power and Ethernet.
  • Close door.
  • Print receipt (optional).