Equipment Lending

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

List of equipment and peripherals

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

The equipment lending program is designed for short-term, individual use. We cannot privilege individual students by allowing longer loans, or by putting equipment aside for specific students or classes.

Equipment and all related peripherals must be returned to the service desk of their home library during Service Desk opening hours. Service desks are not open during extended study hours at Cameron and Rutherford Libraries.

  • Laptop, Cameras, Tripod and Voice Recorder: 48 hr loan, $5/hour per overdue item
  • Peripherals (chargers, phone cords, headphones, etc.): 4 hr loan, $1/hour per overdue item

Borrowers are subject to the University of Alberta Libraries borrowing policies.
Avoid fines. Return on time.No renewals.No holds.

Replacement charges:

  • Peripherals: $60
  • Tripod: $500
  • PC laptop: $1,000
  • Mac laptop: $1,500
  • Canon Power-Shot Camera: $900
  • Digital camera: $2,500
  • Digital Voice Recorder: $80
  • 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. Replacement charges are in addition to the $150 lost charge that is indicated in your library account.


Software and Maintenance

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

Available Laptop Configurations

MacBook Pro

OS X 10.12.4 (Sierra)
Standard OS X applications (iBooks, Photobooth,etc.)
Adobe Digital Editions
Adobe Flash
Adobe Reader DC
Blender
Cisco AnyConnect
VPN
GarageBand
GIMP
Google Chrome
iMovie
Java for OSX
Keynote
Mozilla Firefox
MS Office 2016
MS Silverlight
Numbers
ONEprint driver
Pages
Python
R Project
Safari
StuffIt Expander

PC Laptop
Standard

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

PC Laptop
Adobe CC

PC Laptop
Standard Software

Adobe Creative Cloud


Adobe Creative Cloud: software suite to support graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, etc.

Adobe has great tutorials available here which include:

Get Started with Photoshop

Get Started with Illustrator

Get Started with Premiere Pro

See also:
The Ultimate Adobe Creative Cloud Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet

PC Laptop
ArcGIS

PC Laptop
Standard Software

ArcGIS


ArcGIS is a complete suite for desktop GIS that you can use to create maps, perform spatial analysis, and manage data.

ArcGIS is created by ESRI, the world's largest GIS software company.
For training go to esri.com/training. There are numerous courses listed for free. (If any have a cost listed, go to esri.ca/training and they will be offered for half price.)

ArcGIS Software for student-owned personal computer: FREE One-year student license.

ArcGIS Labs on Campus

If students and faculty have questions about locating spatial data, contact our GIS Librarian Larry Laliberte at data@ualberta.ca.

PC Laptop
SPSS

PC Laptop
Standard Software

SPSS


SPSS: statistical analysis software.

For beginner tutorials on SPSS, students and faculty may check https://www.spss-tutorials.com/basics/. Students and faculty using SPSS will find helpful instruction in the software's "Help" directory.

The TTC offers SPSS training. Check "Browse Our Course Listing" here.

If students and faculty have questions about locating data for use in statistical analysis software, contact data@ualberta.ca.


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. Memory from other equipment 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.