Laptop and equipment loans

Library laptops

All libraries have laptops available to use within the building. These are available for loan to Newcastle University staff and students.

You can connect to your University Home folder and use Office, Skype and EndNote without using RAS.

Current availability:
  • Philip Robinson Library - 30 laptops currently available
  • Walton Library - 27 laptops currently available
  • Law Library - 15 laptops currently available

Please be aware, this information is refreshed every 10 minutes.

Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms - 40 laptops on a self-service basis (real-time availability information not available)

Rules and regulations (click to expand)

  • I will undertake to treat the laptop with due care and attention, keeping it in my possession at all times.
  • I will return the laptop and its constituent parts undamaged and on time and agree that this will be checked on return.
  • I understand that laptop loans are non-transferable, not for renewal and not to be removed from the library.
  • I am aware that overdue charges are applied if the laptop and its constituent parts are returned late, and that I will be invocied for the full replacement cost of £640 for the laptop and £45 for the power cable if either is damaged or lost.
  • I understand that the library cannot be held responsible for damage to files or data loss incurred whilst using the laptop.

Headphones

The Philip Robinson Library has 30 pairs of self-service headphones available in OpenSpace and the Computing Cluster on Level 2. They are for use in the Library.

The Walton Library has 21 pairs of self-service headphones. They are located near the Silent Study room and are for use in the Library only


The Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms also has self-service headphones available on the pillars as you enter both the first and second floors.

 

Hardware loans

For other more specialised equipment, The Hardware Loans Scheme, which is run by NUIT Services, provides a range of equipment that can be borrowed on a short term basis by staff and students.

The scheme is run on a reserve-and-collect basis. Borrowers need to register with the scheme, book equipment and then collect it once it is ready from the Philip Robinson Library.

Some items are restricted and can only be reserved for you by one of our referrers.

Find out more about the Hardware Loans Scheme.