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Laptop and netbook loans



Kent students can borrow netbooks and laptops to use within the Library.

Self service laptop loans

You can borrow a laptop from the self-service cabinets on Ground Floor East and Floor 1 West.

Signing out a laptop

You'll need to scan your KentOne card to check it out against your Library account. Instructions are on-screen on the laptop cabinets.

Using a laptop

  • You are responsible for its safe return, so don't leave it unattended.
  • When finished with it, please return it straight away so it can be re-charged for others to use.
  • Report any issues to the IT & Library Support Desk in Templeman West, or the Welcome Desk when the Support Desk is closed.
  • If you'll be working for hours, use a student PC instead as it's better for your body: tips on safe laptop usage.

Returning a laptop

  • You need to return it to the same cabinet/shelf as instructed on the screen. This is because not all the power cables are the same.
  • Plug the power cable back in to check it back in against your account. Keep your return receipt.

Read the full conditions of use.


  • Help yourself to a netbook from a cabinet on any floor of the Templeman Library.
  • A green light means it's fully charged.
  • When finished: return the netbook and plug it in for the next person.

Read the full conditions of use.

What can I access?

Using netbooks and laptops you can:

  • access the internet (using Internet Explorer) and email
  • work on your essays using Microsoft Office
  • print to campus printers: you need to use Web Print or install the printer, just like you would if it was a personal laptop
  • access your files and folders on the Kent network.

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Last Updated: 10/09/2015