Search within:

Laptop Loans

A small number of laptops are available at Alden Library's 2nd Floor Service Desk for 24-hour loan periods to OHIO students, faculty and staff.

Check Laptop Availability

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 via your library account.
    • To keep a laptop longer, you must bring the laptop to the Alden Library 2nd floor service desk to check it out again.  We'll inspect the laptop and ask you to fill out a new borrower's agreement form.  
  • 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.
  • You may install programs to the laptops, but any programs will be uninstalled automatically when the laptop is rebooted. 
  • 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 automatically deleted when the laptop is restarted and cannot be recovered.