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The University of Bolton Library

Facilities and Services

Laptops and Equipment

Our standard short loan laptop service is currently suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back for updates.

Students and staff have been able to borrow laptops for an extended period during the 2020-21 academic year, to assist the shift to blended learning. The following arrangements are available to UoB registered students and staff only, and not to students and staff at our off-campus partners or satellite sites. 


University Staff

Staff needing to borrow a laptop for work purposes should discuss their needs with their line manager and Head of Department. Their Head of Department can make a request on their behalf to the Head of Information Systems and Technology.

Once the request is approved, a member of the Library Helpdesk will be in touch to arrange the loan of the device. 



Laptops are available for loan to those without access to suitable IT equipment at home.

Short term loan

To apply to borrow a laptop please speak to your personal tutor about your circumstances. They can make a referral to the Library and once approved we will contact you to arrange a collection time. 

Longer term laptop loans for eligible students

If you have received full entitlement of Student Finance support you can apply to borrow a laptop for the full duration of the academic year. Please contact the Student Advisors to make an application.