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Laptop Loans

Laptop Loans

Laptop Loans are available to all students on the Colchester Campus, and are available in the Library Reading Room.

All laptop loans are 3 hours long and you can only borrow 1 laptop at a time.

To borrow a laptop, you need your Essex Student card.

Taking Out A Laptop

1. Go to the laptop kiosk and choose Borrow using the touch screen.

2. Scan your student card on the card reader below.

3. Scan your student card on the flashing tower.

4. Take the laptop.

You now have the laptop for 3 hours.

Accessible Lockers

When taking out a laptop, you can use the Accessible Locker button.

Taking out a laptop is done in the same way, except you choose Accessible Locker on the touch screen.

The kiosk will then give you a laptop from the middle lockers, making it easier to take the laptop out and return it.

For more information, please talk to the helpdesk.

Returning A Laptop

1. Go to the laptop kiosk and choose Return using the touch screen.

2. Scan your student card on the reader below.

3. Return your laptop to the now open locker.

4. Plug the charging cable into the laptop.

5. Close the locker door.

 

You've now returned the laptop

 

Note: If you don't plug the laptop back in, it will not be taken off of your account and you may be charged if you don't return it properly. If you accidentally close the locker without plugging it in, you can do this process again to open the locker door and return the laptop.

Printing A Receipt

1. Go to the laptop kiosk and choose Print Return Receipt using the touch screen.

2. Scan your student card on the reader below.

It will then print the details of the last laptop you have returned.