Students enrolled in the current semester can borrow a laptop from the Library using your UQ ID card. We offer loans of: 

  • 24 hours at laptop lockers in Central Library and JK Murray Library
  • 28 days to undergraduate and coursework postgraduate students who do not have a computer or laptop you can use for your studies. Borrow a laptop from a AskUs service point at the Dorothy Hill Engineering and Sciences or Gatton libraries during AskUs desk hours.

By borrowing from the Library, you agree to comply with our borrowing rules

Self-service 24-hour laptop loans 

Borrow a laptop anytime at the Laptop Locker in these 24/7 study spaces: 

Your UQ ID card is required to borrow and return the laptop:

  • Follow the instructions on the locker to check out a laptop. It will be added to your library account. You will receive a loan confirmation email.
  • Return the laptop to its locker by the due date and time in your loan receipt. 

Taking the laptop off-campus? Make sure to log in to the machine prior to leaving campus. 

Laptop locker with individual slots to collect and return laptops and a central screen for borrowing.
Laptop lockers at Central Library.

Borrow with a 28-day laptop loan 

Undergraduate and coursework postgraduate students can borrow a laptop for 28 days during semester periods depending on availability. Loans commence at the start of each semester. 

Higher Degree by Research students: contact your supervisor or administrative staff within your school or institute if you need assistance with a laptop for your studies. 

Contact us to check laptop availability or visit an AskUs service point during opening hours in: 

How to borrow and return the laptop 

Please bring your UQ ID card with you to borrow.  

  • Borrowing: the AskUs team will check out a laptop and charger to you. The items will be added to your library account. You will receive a loan confirmation email. 
  • Returning: return the laptop and charger at the AskUs service point where it was borrowed by the due date and time and during service hours.

Loan conditions 

  • You must be enrolled for the current semester. Should you unenroll from study, you must return the laptop to the Library. Your enrolment status may be checked periodically. 
  • Your laptop loan must be returned to the AskUs service point where it was borrowed during service hours to be checked back in.  
  • Laptop loans cannot be renewed except under extenuating circumstances. Please contact us if you need assistance.