You can borrow a laptop from the Library for a day or a semester if you:

  • are currently enrolled
  • do not have a computer or laptop you can use when studying from home.

A limited number of laptops are available, and conditions apply. The semester long loan laptops will be available at the beginning of each semester.

Laptop borrowing conditions

  • The laptop will be checked out to your library account and must be returned by the loan due date.
  • 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.
  • No internet access is provided with the laptop. UQ wireless internet is available on campus.

How to borrow a laptop

Loan for a day

Loan for a day laptops are available from a locker located near the AskUs desk on level one of the Central Library. The laptop lockers are located in the 24/7 space and the laptops are available for loan at all times (based upon stock). Your student ID card is required.

Loan for a semester

To request a laptop semester loan, visit an AskUs service point during opening hours in:

Your student ID card is required.

An AskUs team member will check a laptop and charger out to you. The items will be added to your Library account.

Apply for a laptop to keep permanently

You can apply via the Student Laptop Scheme to receive a brand new free laptop to keep on a permanent basis. All applications are assessed based on individual financial circumstances.