Library:Technology Borrowing

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At UBC Vancouver

Laptop Lending

All borrowers must hold a valid UBC Library card and sign the Laptop Borrower Agreement. Laptop loan periods will vary by UBC Library branch. Enquire at the branch circulation desk for specific loan periods and return times. Laptops are non-renewable and non-requestable.

Laptop computers are available at:

  • Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Information Desk, Level 3
  • Koerner Library at the Circulation Desk, Entrance Level
  • Woodward Library at the Circulation Desk, Entrance Level
  • David Lam Library at the Circulation Desk, Entrance Level

To see up-to-date availability, check the Laptop Computer entry in the UBC library catalogue.

For more information on using the laptops, please see our Laptop Usage Guide.

Other Technology

The Chapman Learning Commons Help Desk on level 3 of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre has the equipment below available for loan to UBC students, faculty & staff.To find more information about equipment, including images and extended loan policies, visit the Chapman Learning Commons page. :

The Canaccord Learning Commons also has equipment for loan to students in the Sauder School of Business. For more information, please visit the myBCom website.

Kill A Watt Meters

UBC Library has partnered with the Sustainability Office. These devices monitor energy usage of electrical equipment. For more information, see this news article. They are available at:

  • Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
  • Koerner Library
  • Woodward Library

For up to date availability, please see our holdings information page.

At UBC Okanagan

Laptop Lending

Loan Procedures

  • Free to borrow for UBC students, staff and faculty with a valid UBC ID card.
  • All items must be returned in-person at the Library Service Desk.
  • If items are returned late, fines will be charged. If items are lost, late fees and a replacement fee will be charged. There is no advance booking or renewals for technology.
  • UBC Okanagan Library is not responsible for any damage to any device that might be caused by the use of items borrowed from our collection.

Fines and/or Replacement Charges

  • Overdue fines for the late return of laptops are charged at the rate of $10/hour for 24-hour laptops, and $20/day for 7 day laptops, to a maximum fine of $200.00 and suspension of borrowing privileges.
  • The cost of a damaged or lost laptop and/or laptop accessories may result in replacement costs of up to $1500.00 in addition to any overdue fees incurred.

Availability

Click the appropriate link to check the current availability of the 24-hour laptops or week-long laptops.

Other Technology

The UBC Okanagan Library also lends the following items to students, faculty and staff:

  • Adapters
  • Cameras
  • Chargers
  • Electronic Accessories
  • Headphones
  • Office Supplies

For more information please visit the UBCO Technology Borrowing page.