Loaner Laptops

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Western Michigan University Libraries, in collaboration with the Office of Information Technology, has a limited supply of PC laptops available for loan. These laptops can be checked out for an entire semester by any registered WMU student who is in need of a computer to complete their coursework.

All loaner laptops meet WMU's minimum laptop specification recommendation. These laptops may not meet college-specific recommendations if you are attending one of those programs.

How to Check Out a Laptop

Laptops are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring your Bronco Card to the Service Desk at Waldo Library during open hours to check out a laptop. You will be asked to sign an agreement as part of the checkout process.

How to Return Your Laptop

Please bring your laptop back to the Waldo Library Service Desk at the end of your loan period. If your loaner laptop is not returned within 45 days after the due date, it will be considered lost and a replacement fee will be charged to your University account.

Laptops loaned out for the fall semester must be returned by Jan. 15, 2021.

How to Get Help with Your Laptop

Contact the Technology Help Desk if you experience a problem with your loaner laptop or need assistance with it. Laptops with significant problems can be returned to Waldo Library and based on availability, a replacement will be issued.

Lost, Stolen or Damaged Laptops

If your loaner laptop is lost, stolen or damaged during the loan period, notify Waldo Library immediately at (269) 387-5059 or You are financially responsible for the cost of repairing or replacing the laptop.