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Equipment for Loan

Laptop loans are changing

Most laptops available for loan through VIU Library are for short-term use only. Bring your VIU student card to the Library Service Desk to check out a laptop for up to 3 days. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Laptops cannot be renewed and must be returned, on-time, to the Library Service Desk during open hours. Starting July 2, 2024, overdue laptops accrue fines of $10 per day.

View laptop availability at Nanaimo

Visit the Welcome Centre to loan a laptop at Cowichan
Please note: Equipment loans will not be available from the Cowichan campus from July 29 to August 23, 2024. 

Students and employees also have access to desktop computers at the Nanaimo, Cowichan, and tiwšɛmawtxw campuses. Visit this link for a full list of the computer labs at VIU.

Laptop specifications

The majority of the collection are Dell Latitude 5400s with 14-inch screens. The Nanaimo campus also has a small number of Dell Latitude 5410s with 14-inch touchscreens, and the Cowichan campus has one Apple MacBook Pro with a 13-inch screen.

What's included:

  1. Laptop computer
  2. Wall charging cable
  3. AC power adapter/cable
  4. USB wired mouse
  5. Network cable
  6. Instruction sheet
  7. Messenger bag & shoulder strap

Terms and Conditions for laptop loans

By borrowing a computer from the VIU Library, you acknowledge that you are responsible for its safe and proper use. You accept the following terms of the Vancouver Island University (VIU) Library equipment loans program:

  • Laptop loans are limited to current VIU students.
  • Valid photo ID is required to check out a laptop.
  • Laptops must be returned in-person, during open hours, to a Library employee at the VIU Library Service Desk. Laptops on semester loan must be returned by appointment.
  • Laptops must be returned in the same condition they were received in, along with all included cables, accessories, and cases.
  • Laptops on semester loan must be returned unlocked and unencrypted.
  • Late laptop returns are subject to fines of $10 per day overdue.
  • Incomplete and late equipment returns will result in restriction of access to VIU Library resources.
  • Borrowers with laptops 4 weeks overdue will have a flag applied to their student record which prevents access to course registration and to official transcripts. This flag will be removed when the laptop is returned and/or when the applicable fines are paid.
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