Laptop and equipment loans

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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 - 27 laptops currently available
  • Walton Library - 28 laptops currently available
  • Law Library - 9 laptops currently available

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

Rules and regulations

  • 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.


All libraries have headphones available for use within the library:

  • Philip Robinson Library - loan from the Service Desk on Level 2 using your Smartcard
  • Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms - self-service on floors 1 and 2 on the pillars as you enter by the main staircases
  • Walton Library - self-service, available from near the Silent Study room
  • Law Library - loan from the Issue Desk using your Smartcard

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.

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