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 due date and time.
  • 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 and return 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.

Return the laptop to its locker by the due date and time.

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.

Semester loan laptops must be returned to the AskUs desk during service hours, by the due date. This allows preparation time for the laptops to be loaned in the next semester. Laptop loans cannot be renewed except under extenuating circumstances - Contact us

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.