Q. Can I check out a laptop at the library?


Yes. UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students with a valid Cal ID or yellow library card can borrow MacBook Air laptops from Moffitt LibrarySocial Research LibraryEngineering Library and the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library.

Eligible students must be in good standing with the library (no fines, no overdue items, and no blocks).

UC Berkeley staff and faculty are not eligible to borrow library laptops, nor are members of the public or other non-student users with library privileges.

See the Electronic Devices Lending Policy for important guidelines, and a link to the Electronic Agreement Form.

Circulation details

  • Item may be borrowed for 4 hours (no overnight), 1 day or 14 days depending on location.
  • Laptops must be returned in-person to the library from which they were borrowed.
  • Laptops are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are available to be reserved ahead of time. You can check current availability in OskiCat (MacBook Air, Dell Latitude, or Lenovo ThinkPad).
  • Only one device can be checked out at a time per patron.
  • Printing is available directly from library laptops via Mobileprint.

Fines and charges

Borrowers are responsible for loss, damage, and theft of a laptop while in their possession. Borrowers should verify the condition of the device at the time of check-out and upon check-in. See the Pay fines page for replacement and overdue charges.

  • Last Updated Nov 16, 2021
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  • Answered By Instruction Services Division

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