Laptop Loan Program

Student Laptop Loaner Program

In collaboration with Ohio University’s Office of Information Technology – students will have access to laptop loaners when needed. This service can be used when your computer is being repaired for peace of mind while keeping up with papers and e-mails while the repairs are being completed. The laptop loaner program may also be used for many different instances – for full details on this program please contact the OIT team. Various loaner laptops brands are available. Loaner Laptops are loaded with the latest versions of the operating systems, web browsers, Microsoft Office suite, and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Loaner computers are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are in need of a laptop loaner during a computer repair, please keep in mind it is not guaranteed that you will receive the same model of computer as your personal device. In rare instances, loaner demand may exceed the supply. If that occurs, a wait-list will be maintained and loaner requests will be fulfilled 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.