Currently enrolled students can borrow a laptop from the Library using your UQ ID card.
We offer loans of: 

  • 24 hours at the Laptop Locker in Central Library 
  • 28 days to undergraduate and coursework postgraduate students who do not have a computer or laptop you can use when studying from home only. 

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

Self-service 24-hour loans 

Borrow a laptop anytime at the Laptop Locker in the 24/7 study space on level one of Central Library. Find the locker near the AskUs service point. 

Use your UQ ID card and 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.

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

Return the laptop to its locker by the due date and time in your loan receipt. 

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. 

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.