Answered By: Jessica Moore
Last Updated: Mar 20, 2023     Views: 36

If all of the 48 Hour loan laptops are on loan, you can request a laptop via our Library search the same way you would request a book. This will not change the due date of the laptop, but will ensure that once a laptop is returned you will be notified via e-mail and one will be kept to one side for you. If there are multiple requests, the request that was made first will be fulfilled first, and so on. 

The 28-Day loan laptops will similarly be able to be requested shortly. The expected timeframe for the system to be updated to allow this is March 2023, but may be subject to change. 

The laptops are called 'Loanable 48 hrs laptop' on Library Search.  You can search for 'loanable laptop' to find them, or type in 'laptop' and filter to Content type > Other.

Please note that the loanable laptops are meant for short-term use. If you require a laptop for a longer period than 28 days and are unable to obtain one for financial or other reasons, we would recommend that you contact the University's Welfare team at or 0116 223 1185. They will be able to advise whether any further support is available to you.  

For further information regarding loanable laptops, please see the FAQ 'Can I borrow a laptop?'