Technology

Equipment Lending

UAlberta Libraries now offers an equipment lending service!

Laptops are currently available for loan at Cameron, BSJ, Coutts, Scott, AugustanaWinspear, Law and Rutherford libraries.

4K digital video cameras and remote control tripods are available for loan at Cameron and Rutherford libraries.

Check the list below for availability.

The Basics

Our Equipment Lending Program is a service for University of Alberta students, staff and faculty.

List of equipment 

Users should be aware that the laptops are not encrypted, and must not be used to create, store, or access any university sensitive information. Please see Liability and Personal Information below.

All personal information, including files and saved documents, is deleted when the laptop is restarted. Please save your work to a USB stick, your AFS space or other Cloud services.

Borrowing Privileges

24 hours. No renewals. No holds.
Equipment and all related peripherals must be returned to the service desk of their home library during Service Desk opening hours.

  • Borrowers will be fined $5/hour per overdue laptop
  • Borrowers will be fined $5/hour per overdue charger
  • Borrowers will be fined $5/hour per overdue laptop bag
  • Borrowers will be fined $5/hour per overdue video camera 

Borrowers are subject to the University of Alberta Libraries borrowing policies.
Avoid fines. Return on time.

Replacement charges:

  • Charger: $60 
  • Tripod: $500
  • PC laptop: $1,000
  • Mac laptop: $1,500
  • Digital camera: $2,500
  • Damaged equipment will be assessed to determine what fees will apply

Please note: actual replacement costs will be billed to your account if the item is not returned.

Laptops undergo maintenance during intersessions, so laptops will not be available for borrowing after exams and at the beginning of each term.

Software and Maintenance

Laptop Type Unique Software Standard Laptop Software
PC Laptop Standard None

Windows 10
MS Office 2016 (with Write-N-Cite)
Adobe Digital Editions
Adobe Flash Player
Adobe Reader DC
Adobe Connect
Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Internet Explorer
ONEprint driver
Skype
VLC Player
MS Silverlight
WinSCP
Cisco AnyConnect VPN
F-Secure

Filezilla

Java

PC Laptop ArcGIS ArcGIS:  geographic information system (GIS) for working with maps and geographic information.
PC Laptop Adobe CC Adobe Creative Cloud: software suite to support graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, etc.
PC Laptop SPSS SPSS: statistical analysis software.
MacBook Pro

OS X 10.11.6  (El Capitan)
Pages
Numbers
Keynote
iMovie
GarageBand
MS Office 2016
Adobe Digital Editions
Adobe Flash
Adobe Reader DC
Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Safari
ONEprint driver
Blender
GIMP
StuffIt Expander
MS Silverlight
Java for OSX
Standard OS X applications (i.e. iBooks, Photobooth, etc)

 

Liability and Personal Information

All personal information, including files and saved documents, is deleted when the laptop is restarted. Please save your work to a USB stick, your AFS space or other Cloud services. Borrowed memory cards will be formatted and cleared of data upon returning. The Library accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage to user files.

The laptops are not encrypted and in accordance with the Information Technology Security Policy and Encryption Procedure must not be used to create, store or access any university sensitive information. Similarly, your own personal information, data or actions are not encrypted. The Library accepts no responsibility for unauthorized access and disclosure of university sensitive information. For information on what constitutes sensitive information, please view the University of Alberta's Encryption Procedure. For more information on mobile computing security, please visit Best Practices for Securing University Information on Mobile Devices page.

The use of the borrowed equipment is subject to the University of Alberta’s Code of Student Behaviour and Information technology Use and Management Policy. Students assume full responsibility and financial liability for the borrowed equipment and their peripherals.