Laptop Lending

Laptop Lending Details

PC and Mac laptops can be checked out at the Circulation Desk located on the first floor near the main entrance. Laptops are available on a first come, first served basis. The loan period for all laptops is 24 hours.

Circulation Loan Period:

  • Laptops circulate to currently enrolled UNC Charlotte students.
  • UNC Charlotte ID must be presented for checkout. Temporary UNC Charlotte ID's are not accepted.
  • Laptops circulate for a 24 hour loan period with no renewals.
  • There is a four hour wait before next check out for the same patron.
  • If you return a laptop for someone else, you will still have a four hour wait before being able to check out another laptop.

Circulation Fines:

  • Laptop fines are $1.00 per hour or any part of an hour.

Circulation Replacement Costs:

  • Patrons are responsible for the replacement cost if the laptop is damaged, lost, or stolen while in your possession.
  • Laptop and laptop accessories will be priced separately when calculating replacement costs; i.e. the power adaptor will be priced separately from the laptop.
  • Current replacement costs are outlined in the Replacement Costs for Laptops document, which can be found on the desktop of each lendable laptop.


Technical Specifications:

  • Laptops are wired and wireless capable.
  • Patron work can be saved to the hard drive.
  • Laptops are protected with DeepFreeze, software that restores the laptop to its original settings after the computer is restarted.
  • Drive T will not be deleted upon reboot, therefore, saved files will not be automatically deleted.

Additional software can be found here.