Library Laptop Lending Program

UM Libraries are pleased to offer Dell laptops for loan to UM students, faculty and staff available at the Richter Library Desk.

The laptops come installed with standard productivity software [MS Office Suite and internet browsers]. Laptops may be borrowed for 2 weeks and are checked out from the front desk.


  • Request a laptop via the “Request” function in the Library Catalog when logged in as a UM student, staff, or faculty. Patrons will be notified via email that their requested laptop has been checked out to them and is available for pickup at the Richter Library Circulation Desk. If the laptop is not picked up in 24 hours, the laptop reservation will be canceled.
  • Laptops circulate only to UM students, faculty, and staff on a first-come/first-served basis. Kits with power cords and mice and/or keyboard are also available for checkout with the laptops.
  • Laptop loans are for 2 weeks, with renewals possible. All laptops must be returned to the Richter Library Circulation Desk and not in the book drop.
  • All equipment borrowed will be the borrower’s responsibility until it is returned to the Richter Library Circulation Desk
  • All equipment is visibly inspected for damage upon return. Borrowers are responsible for loss or damage up to the following replacement costs:
    • Laptop: $1600
    • Power cable/mouse kit: $200
  • Saving to an online account, external drive, or other device is critical
  • If any technical problems are encountered, the laptop should be returned immediately to the Richter Library Circulation Desk at or 305-284-3233.