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Laptop Loaner Program

Student Laptop Loaner Program

If you purchase your computer from Bobcat Depot and choose to enroll in our "Laptop Loaner Program" (for an additional $15 at time of laptop purchase or included with Safeware Warranty purchase) and you need to have your computer repaired by the Tech Depot, we provide you with a loaner laptop. Have peace of mind while keeping up with papers and e-mails while your computer is being repaired.

Dell and Apple laptops are available. Loaner Laptops are loaded with the latest versions of the operating systems, web browsers, University anti-virus software, Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Mac laptops will have a protective case.

The computer receiving service was purchased from (w/ extended warranty) and is being repaired by Ohio University Bobcat Depot.
  • Eligible Warranty Options
    • Dell Accidental Protection (included in price of Dell)
    • Safeware (see computer model/spec for pricing)
    • AppleCare (3-years) (see computer model/spec for pricing)
  • Eligible computers: Dell Latitudes, Apple MacBook Pro or Apple MacBook Air
    • iPads and desktops are not eligible
  • The borrower presents a valid OU ID or other photo ID upon receipt of a loaner laptop
    • Note laptop loaner program is not currently available to university departments
  • Loaners must be returned within two days of notification that your "repaired" computer is ready for pick-up


Loaner computers are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. We do not accept reservations. Loaners are not guaranteed to be the same model as the computer in for repair. In rare instances, loaner demand may exceed the supply. If that occurs, we will maintain a wait-list and fulfill loaner requests as quickly as loaners are returned. To avoid this situation, please consider having your laptop serviced at the time that the problem occurs; do not wait until the beginning or end of the semester, as this introduces a longer wait for repairs and, in some cases, a loaner may not be immediately available.

Liability of Borrower

Borrowers shall not install software, change configurations, or alter systems hardware/software. All files or programs saved on the laptop will be deleted upon return; the borrower is responsible for saving all files to a removable storage device (i.e. jump drive, external hard drive, etc.). This loaner program is not responsible for damage to the borrowers' data storage device(s), loss of data caused by hardware or battery failure, or files saved to the laptop hard drive.

Departmental Laptop Loaner Program

The Bobcat Depot provides loaner laptops to departments across campus. The Department Loaner Laptop program is designed to offer departments a convenient and economical solution to last minute computers issues, conferences, and or other events that may require temporary use of a computer.  We offer Mac and PC options. Our Mac’s come with Mac OS and Office 2011 and the PC’s come with Windows 7 and Office 2013. All laptops are equipped to work on wired or wireless networks. We do provide video adapters that will allow connection to projectors or other video sources upon request. Customers will also have the ability to install additional software as well as connect to external devices (printers, USB drives, etc.).

The charge for rental is $10/day per device (you will need to provide a department account #). Renting a laptop is easy, just call or stop in to Bobcat Depot today, Baker Univeristy Center 112 or 740-597-DEPO (3376).