Open 09:00-17:00 by appointment only

Borrow a laptop

4 hour laptop loans available

Laptops can be borrowed for up to 4 hours. There is no charge to borrow a laptop; you just need your UL Student ID card. Fines will apply for late returned, lost, stolen or damaged laptops. Please wipe down laptops before and after use.

You will need to book a seat in the library in order to borrow a laptop. If you have a new student card issued since August 2020 , it will not work on the laptop borrowing unit, so please remember to bring your own laptop or book a PC in the library.  We are currently working on getting this problem fixed.

The following charges apply and will accrue on an individual borrower’s library account until cleared and the item is returned or replaced.


Hourly fee for late return of laptop €1 per hour or part thereof. You may also be blocked from ALL borrowing
Damaged / non returned laptop Max replacement cost €700. Repairs will be assessed by ITD and advised to borrower


The Laptop Loan Service

  • Laptops can be borrowed for up to 4 hours from the self-service laptop lending kiosk on the ground floor of the Glucksman Library using your UL Student ID Card
  • Laptops are available from when the Library opens and must be returned to the laptop cabinet 15 minutes before the Library closes.
  • You must book a seat in the library in order to borrow a laptop.
  • Please wipe down laptops before and after use.
  • Laptops must be plugged in when returned to the cabinet. Laptops that are not plugged in will remain on your library account and you will incur fines as a result. If there is no light displaying beside the locker after you have returned the laptop, you have not returned the laptop properly.
  • You will receive an email from the library when the laptop is sucessfully returned
  • You are responsible for the laptop during the loan period. Do not loan it to anyone else or leave it unattended at any time
  • Please do not swop laptops with other students, laptops are attached to locker numbers, therefore the same laptop must be returned to its locker
  • Laptops are for use within the library only


Using the Laptops

  • Log into the laptop using your UL username and password
  • All files saved on the laptops will be deleted on shutdown
  • Save your files to online services such as Office 365 and please SAVE your work regularly
  • Log out of all websites and applications when returning the laptop
  • Shut down the laptop when you are finished
  • Please ensure your wipe down the laptops before and after use
  • Plug the power cable in when returning the laptop to the cabinet.
  • Use of Library laptops is governed by the University’s Code of Conduct for the use of UL Computing Resources