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Borrow a Laptop, iPad, or WiFi Hotspot

Galvin Library offers a limited number of laptops for use by current IIT students and faculty. Laptops are provided and maintained by the Office of Technology Services (OTS). Having problems with your device? Call, email, or stop by the OTS Support Desk.

Laptops

  • Laptops can be taken outside of Galvin Library.  They are due back in 4 hours (if the library will be open at that time), or 30 minutes prior to the library’s closing. 
  • Laptops may be renewed online one time only for an additional 4 hours for a maximum of 8 hours. Note that renewal starts from when you renew—not from the original due time. If unsure of your laptop’s time due, email circnotice@iit.edu.
  • Laptop circulation is considered a temporary service and not for long-term use.

iPads

  • iPads circulate outside the library for 4 days. They are due back in 4 days, or 30 minutes prior to the library’s closing time on the 4th day.  

WiFi Hotspots

  • Wi-fi hotspot devices can be taken outside of Galvin Library.  They are due back in 4 days (if the library will be open at that time), or 30 minutes prior to the library’s closing. 
  • Hotspot devices may be renewed online one time only for an additional 4 days for a maximum of 8 days. Note that renewal starts from when you renew—not from the original due time. If unsure of your laptop’s time due, email circnotice@iit.edu or call 312.567.6847.

To request an item:

  1. Go to the Circulation Desk on the Lower Level of the library.
  2. Complete the Laptop Borrowing Agreement, the iPad Borrowing Agreement, or the Hotspot Borrowing Agreement form.
  3. Present a valid IIT ID card.

Please read the Borrowing Agreement form carefully for applicable policies and guidelines. By signing the Borrowing Agreement form, you are responsible for ensuring the laptop or iPad is not damaged, lost or stolen while in your possession, and you will be held liable for any repair or replacement fees.