IT and Library Services

Laptop Loans - LapSafe

You can find loan laptops in each of our libraries, they are fully patched, networked, secure & ready-to-print and have all our standard software titles, including Microsoft 365, ready for you to use.

There are 48 laptops available in Avery Hill and Drill Hall Libraries and 96 in Stockwell Street Library. Here we share more about the service and how to access the laptops, which you can use anywhere on campus.

All our laptops are set up so that you can use our standard software*, including Microsoft 365, download specialist software from Software Centre, and send your work to print in the same way you would if you were using a desktop computer on campus.

Take note of the return time for your laptop, fines will be issued for late return. Our full LapSafe Terms & Conditions are displayed on our LapSafe cases.

Avery Hill and Stockwell Street

At Avery Hill and Greenwich campus, the loan period is until 10pm, no matter what time of day you take the laptop out. They access wifi via LibNET and can be used anywhere on campus. The laptops are loaned without charging cables, and they should not be taken off campus.

At Avery Hill the LapSafe is located in the Avery Hill Library foyer.

In Stockwell Street library you will find the LapSafe on the ground floor near the lifts, once you have entered the library, head left and left again.

* Note: Avery Hill and Stockwell Street laptops have the same standard software as the Avery Hill and Stockwell Street desktops.

Drill Hall Library

On Medway campus our laptops can be used anywhere on campus and have access to wifi via eduroam. The lapSafe locker is located in Drill Hall Library next to the Helpdesk. There are two loan options available

  • Same day until 9pm. These laptops are loaned without charging cables, and they should not be taken off campus.
  • 3 day loan laptops come with a charging cable and can be taken off campus. They can only connect to eduroam, so there will be no wifi access off campus.

* Note: Drill Hall Library laptops have the same standard software as Drill Hall Library desktops.

Lapsafe Locker in Drill Hall Library. The lockers are yellow and green with a black surround. It stands tall against an exposed brick wall.

How to get a Laptop from the LapSafe

It's should only take a few seconds to get a laptop from the safe.