Due to the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, the process of loaning laptops will work differently this year. As the Library are unable to issue laptops, there are alternative options for accessing IT equipment.


Student Laptop Loans

  • A limited number of laptops are available for short term loan and can be borrowed from the lapsafe based in the IQ building, SA1. The current loan period is 7 days.
  • Open Access computer suites across our campuses are available for student use. Please check our Computer Rooms webpage for up to date information on which suites are open and available.
  • Remote PC - students can use this to access 'Open Access' PC’s from outside of campus enabling you to access specialist software outside of formal study time if you are unable to attend campus or if your lecture is being held virtually. Visit our Online Learning webpage for further information.    
  • If you require a portable device on a long-term basis or require assistance with funding towards internet connectivity, you can apply for the Digital Connectivity Bursary which is available to students requiring assistance with the costs of digital connectivity. Information can be found on the Student Services Bursary webpage and search for Digital Connectivity Bursary. This bursary is open to all full time and part time students and is open throughout the academic year.  

Staff Laptop Loans

There are a limited number of laptops which staff may loan. For more information and to discuss your requirements, please contact the IT Service Desk.


The University is continuing to investigate how we manage the loan of IT equipment, so please keep checking our COVID-19 services information which can be found by visiting: