Notebook Computers / Tablets Loan


For supporting users' collaborative and individual study in the Library, a number of notebook PCs and MacBooks are provided for short term loan to PolyU staff and students. 

Equipment for Loan

HP Notebook PC (with MS Office) - 20 units View Details
HP Notebook PC (with MS Office and Adobe Master Collection) - 5 units View Details
Apple MacBook Air - 5 units View Details
Apple iPad Air - 5 units View Details

Who can borrow?
Current PolyU students, faculty and staff with a Library account in good standing, and who accept and sign the "Loan Agreement for Notebook Computers / Tablet" Form.

Where to Borrow?
Library Circulation Counter on a first-come, first-served basis.

Where to Use?
Inside the Library only.

For how long?
Up to 5 hours or one hour before the Library closes, whichever is earlier (No advance booking, renewals or overnight loan).

Only one notebook computer or tablet will be checked out per person.

On returning:
All equipment and its peripherals must be returned in person to the P/F Circulation Counter. Users must inspect the equipment with a Library Staff to ensure that the equipment is in good working order.  They should allow 10 minutes for the procedure. Any problems with the hardware or software should be reported immediately to the Library Staff.  Never return the equipment and the accessories to the Library Book Drop.

$10 per hour

Borrowers assume full financial responsibility for the cost of repair or replacement of any lost, stolen or damaged equipment and its peripherals. In addition to a processing charge of $50, the replacement cost is $8,370 for HP Envy 15, $8,500 for MacBook Air, and $3,900 for iPad.

Data Erasing:
 Always save your files to your own devices or email them to yourself. All data will be erased when the computer is turned off (MacBook Air) or returned (Notebook PCs and iPads).

: Never leave the equipment or its accessories unattended or remove it from the Library building. Do not modify the hardware or software of the equipment, or install any software or apps in the equipment.

: Circulation Counter, P/F (2766-6864) / Technical Support Desk, 4/F i-Space (2766-6909)