About Loaner Laptops
We currently have several laptops available for short term loans primarily to CLAS faculty and staff. These laptops are intended for situations that require you have a computer but no other computer is available to you. Please speak with your department to first see if a loaner computer is available from them before contacting us. Our loaner laptops are intended for situations such as:
- Waiting on a replacement computer on order for a failed computer.
- Waiting on repair of a malfunctioning computer.
- Telecommuting for a temporary period of time, such as when recovering from surgery.
These laptops are intended for short term loans. In situations where you need a laptop for a long period of time please speak with your department about the purchase of a new computer. And by short term we mean loans that range from a day to a few weeks.
In some situations we may be able to provide more than one at a time for a particular purpose, although this depends greatly on availability. In cases like this it may be possible to provide up to 5 PC laptops for a very short term loan.
Request a Loaner
Please contact Joe Dowden (6×8305) for availability for PC laptops. Please contact Tim Ruggieri (6×0713) for availability for Apple laptops. Laptops are available on a first-come-first-serve basis and are intended for short term loans, although with advance notice we should be able to reserve a laptop for you. In most situations you will need to pick up the laptop from our office suite in Austin 345.