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Laptop Loans

A small number of laptops are available at Alden Library's 4th Floor Service Desk for 24-hour loan periods to OHIO students, faculty and staff.

Borrowing Guidelines

  • Please bring your Ohio University ID card to check out a laptop.
  • Laptops may be taken out of the building. 
  • The loan period is 24 hours. 
    • Laptops can be renewed one time.
    • To keep a laptop longer, you must bring the laptop to an Alden Library service desk to check it out again.
  • Borrowers are responsible for the equipment during the loan period. If a laptop is not returned, it will be considered lost or stolen and the Ohio University Police Department will be contacted. The borrower will be liable for a replacement fee ($1,000.00).

Laptop Use Tips

  • Loaner laptops have the same software installed as Alden’s desktop PC’s. If you wish to temporarily install your own software on a laptop, ask for “Laptop #1.”
  • Save your work to your own storage device (such as a USB flash drive) or cloud storage (such as OneDrive). Files saved to the laptop’s hard drive are not preserved for later use.