Laptops for Loan

Bedford and Luton Campus libraries have laptops available for you to use while you are studying in our facilities.


  • Library laptops are available for overnight loan. All laptop loans must be returned by 10pm the following day.
  • Loans are free
  • One laptop per person
  • No reservations
  • No renewals
  • Laptops that are overdue will accrue fines of £1 per day or part day, if overdue for more than 7 days the user will be invoiced for the full replacement cost of £700 and their library account will be frozen.
  • Do not save any work to desktop as the files are automatically wiped when the laptop is turned off. Please use USB, iCloud or OneDrive.
  • Any laptops found unattended will be removed by staff and the borrower will fall into our 3 strikes sanctions

Read the full terms and conditions

  • Luton and Bedford: ground floor, near entry barriers
  • Luton: mezzanine floor, near newspapers
  • Luton: first floor, by Returns unit

  • Read the terms and conditions
  • Swipe your University ID and enter your University password
  • The display will inform you which laptop to borrow
  • Open the dispenser door
  • Unplug the laptop and remove it (and power cable), close the dispenser’s door
  • The laptop will be automatically issued to your library account

  • Return the laptop to the same floor that you borrowed it from
  • Swipe your University ID and enter your University password
  • The dispenser door will automatically open
  • Connect the charging cable (with yellow sticker), close the dispenser door
  • If the door won’t close or an alarm sounds please ask a member of staff for help, after 10pm please ask security

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