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Laptops for loan

*Loan laptop requests - important update*

We have a limited number of laptops available on a short term 7 day loan. To register your interest, please get in touch with the IT Specialist team located in StudyHelp, Sheppard Library, 1st floor between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.  Gentle reminder, Sheppard Library is open 24/7 during term time where you can study using Windows or Mac desktop computers.

Loan laptop returns

All laptops are issued on a short-term basis. You can check the return due date by logging into your Library account.
If you no longer need the laptop for your studies, please return it to us as soon as possible so we can give it to another student.

How to sign-in to a loan laptop / software information

All laptops have full desktop software installed, printing functionality, on-screen sign-in instructions, and can be used on or off-campus. Loan Laptops are pre-installed with software programmes accessed via AppsAnywhere. You will not be able to install any additional software onto a loan laptop.

If you are using a loan laptop On Campus you must connect to MDXSDA-Student Wireless Wi-Fi before signing in with your University User ID and password. If you are Off-Campus, a connection must be made to a secure Wi-Fi network followed by clicking on Network Sign-in before signing in with your Middlesex University user ID (e.g. AB123) and password.

To help you, the laptop features on-screen sign-in instructions or you can also read our detailed loan laptop sign-in instructions guide.

Important: Window Updates

When prompted, you must install Windows updates to ensure the laptop is kept up to date and secure whilst in your possession. We recommend you shut down and restart your computer twice per week.This will ensure your laptop receives the required updates and continues to operate correctly

Terms and Conditions

  • Laptop Loans: A laptop is issued on the understanding that it becomes the sole responsibility of the student until it is returned. You are responsible for the good use and maintenance of the laptop whilst in your possession and will be liable for any costs due to the loss of, or damage to the laptop.
  • Wi-Fi network: You will need to connect to a Wi-Fi network before you can access the laptop. You must also have a valid Middlesex University User ID and password to log in to the laptop.
  • When borrowing a laptop please check for any physical damage and when turning on, check for any screen damage and ensure the laptop is in good working order.
  • Report a damaged laptop immediately to UniHelp Online https://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/support/Unihelp
  • Using a loan laptop: you are strongly advised to save any work onto OneDrive or your own USB memory stick.  Any work lost due to the laptop being faulty cannot be recovered. The University is not responsible for any data loss.
  • Software installation: you are not permitted to install any additional software onto the loan laptop.
  • Windows updates: When prompted, you must install Windows updates to ensure the laptop is kept up to date and secure whilst in your possession.
  • Battery life is expected to last around 3 hours, depending on usage
  • Please do not:  Affix anything to the top cover or marking the top cover, including stickers or any other personal notes, etc.
  • Fines and charges: You will be charged at a rate of 50p per hour for any late return.  Charges for the late return of a laptop cannot be waived unless there are extenuating circumstances. Proof of this will need to be provided before the charge is waived.
  • Overdue Laptops: Middlesex University reserves the right to block any laptop that has not been returned due by the due date and time; you will incur a charge that will be automatically generated to your library account.
  • Payments: to make your payment please visit: https://www.onlinestore.mdx.ac.uk/product-catalogue/library-student-support Once payment has been made, please allow 24 hours for payments to be applied to your library account. Payments made at weekends will be processed on the next working day.
  • If a laptop is overdue by two weeks it will be marked as lost. This will add the full replacement cost of the laptop (currently £698.00) to your account. This charge will stay on your library account until the laptop has been returned.
  • Damages: The cost of repair due to damages would be added to your library account
  • Laptop Chargers:  You will be responsible for the replacement of any lost or damaged charger at a cost of £33.60.
  • Laptop Returns: Please ensure you return you laptop to the correct cabinet and the corresponding bay number. Don't forget to reconnect the USB-C power supply and close the bay door.
  • Failure to return the laptop: or if it is damaged whilst in your possession, means you will be charged for the repair or a replacement and the details of your debt may be passed on to University Finance (replacement cost - £698.00 plus debt collection agency recovery fees.

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