The library is closing the equipment lending program permanently due to budget cuts as of August 10, 2020.
The equipment lending program has been on hiatus since March, when we all went into quarantine for COVID-19. Some equipment will be transferred to the Dean of Students to contribute to their efforts to help students in need.
I have some library equipment signed out - what should I do?
Library staff is emailing each person who currently has library equipment signed out with further instructions. Please check your inbox.
Can I purchase the laptop I’ve borrowed from the library?
No. The Dean of Students is working with students in need for access to laptops/chromebooks. Contact: email@example.com
I use this program a lot - is there an alternative program on campus?
The Dean of Students has initiated a lending program for students without tech equipment. To apply, please visit their website.
Are there resources available to help guide students as to what technology to buy for remote learning?
Yes. As students prepare for Fall 2020, we suggest that they consult the recommended tech needs outlined by the U of A's Information Services and Technology (IST) department.
I borrowed laptops sometimes for access to specialized software, not the computer itself. What are my options?
IST provides some software to download: IST On-the-Hub. For specialized software access, please contact IST.
Where is all that equipment going?
Some of the laptops will be transferred to the Dean of Students to contribute to their efforts to help students in need.