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Computers and laptops

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Display screens are located at the entrance to each study zone to help you find a free PC.

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    Express PCs

Six PCs are located on the first table on the right just inside the Quiet Zone.

Login for 15 minutes only - just enough time to check your email, print your work or scan a document.


    Apple iMacs

10 iMacs are located in the group and quiet zones


    Laptop loans

  • 46 laptops.
  • Available from cabinets located in each study zone.


  • 24 laptops avaliable 8am-6:30pm.
  • Borrowed using your library account.

Loaning FAQs

Who can borrow a laptop?

All students and staff of the Universities at Medway partnership

Where can I borrow one from?

Trolleys are located in the group and quiet zones of the library. Additional laptops avaliable from the Lapsafe cabinet in the Pilkington building. These are borrowed using your library account. Don't forget to plug power leads back in upon return otherwise the laptop will stay on your account.

Where can I use them?

Laptops borrowed from the trolleys in the library can only be used in the library. Laptops from the Lapsafe can only be used in Pilkington, Student Hub and the Drill Hall.

Can I print?

Only laptops borrowed in the Drill Hall can print. All printing will be sent to printer FOYER located near the Archibald Hay Mess. The usual printing rates apply for colour and mono printing.

Can I borrow a charging cable?

We are unable to provide charging cables.

What should I do if I discover a fault?

Please report any faults or problems to a member of staff at the Welcome Desk.

Conditions of use

  • Laptops borrowed in the Drill Hall must be returned to a trolley after use and plugged in to the charging cable. Laptops borrowed from the Lapsafe in the Pilkington building must be returned to the Lapsafe cabinet. Please plug power cables in upon return.
  • Do not leave laptops unattended.
  • Anti-virus software is installed and automatically updated. However, the library cannot be held responsible for any virus infection that spreads to a user's USB key. You are advised to check such devices when reattaching to another computer.
  • Users are required to abide by the regulations for computer use issued by their home institution, which should be read in conjunction with the library rules and regulations.

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