Laptops for Checkout

two smiling people holding a laptop
Limited Availability, Willis Library Only.
A limited number of Windows and Mac laptops are available for checkout in Willis Library between 10:00AM and 4:00PM. The checkout period is until August 7, 2020, and all laptops must be returned before that date. When you arrive, please consider the following:

1. You will need your UNT ID (no other form of ID will be accepted)
2. You must be there in person and cannot pick up laptops for other students
3. You are limited to 1 laptop and charger. - 04/29/20 4:30PM

Location of Laptops for Checkout

  • Willis Library: First Floor Entrance

Types of Laptops Available for Checkout

  • Dell PC - at all locations
  • MacBook - at Willis Library only

Checkout information

  • See: Borrowing Reserves & Laptops for loan periods, fines rates, etc.
  • Please note: The 24hr SCC only accepts your official UNT ID card when checking out laptops.

Overdue/Damage Charges

Additional Guidelines and Reminders

  • SAVE YOUR WORK! Documents saved to the hard drive will be deleted when the computer is powered off.
  • Do not sync your iPod or other MP3 players with iTunes. You might lose information as the laptops have DeepFreeze on them which will erase anything saved to the hard drive.
  • The Libraries are not responsible for the loss of or damage to a user’s file during the loan period.
  • The Libraries are not responsible for any computer viruses that may be transferred to, or from, a user’s diskettes.
  • The Libraries or UNT cannot be held responsible for any information (credit card numbers, social security numbers, etc.) that is compromised through the wireless network.
  • Only one laptop per person may be checked out at a time.
  • The laptop is your responsibility while it is checked out to you.
  • Never leave the laptop unattended.
  • Laptop borrowers are expected to consider others using the UNT Libraries. Audio files can ONLY be played when using headphones. There are no exceptions.
  • Return the laptop to the appropriate desk if you experience any computer malfunctions.


Saving Your Work

  • Do not save any files to the laptops hard drive. They will be erased when the laptop is turned off.
  • Files can be saved to a CD/DVD or USB Storage Device.
  • Files can also be e-mailed or saved to your UNT Student Storage Space on the UNT Network.
  • Once the computer is shut down, any files saved on the hard drive will be erased.

Technical Assistance

  • Library staff does not provide technical or software support for users except for supplying and recharging batteries.
  • If you experience problems with your borrowed laptop, please return it to the appropriate desk immediately. You will be given another laptop, if available.
  • Technical Support and Software Application questions may be directed to the Libraries’ Help Desk, or (940) 565-3024. The Help Desk is staffed 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Applications Available on the Laptops

Dell PC Laptops

  • Adobe
  • Adobe LiveCycle
  • Adobe Media Player
  • Bridge
  • Dreamweaver
  • Fireworks
  • Flash professional
  • Media Encoder
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • 7-Zip
  • Acrobat
  • Audacity
  • Google Earth
  • Google SketchUp 8
  • Microsoft Office: Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher
  • OneNote
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • VLC

MacBook Laptops

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
    • Bridge
    • Photoshop
    • Dreamweaver
    • Fireworks
    • Flash Professional
    • Media Encoder
    • Illustrator
    • InDesign
  • Adobe Acrobat pro
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Adobe Digital Editions
  • Audacity
  • Apple iTunes
  • Google Chrome
  • Google Earth
  • HandBrake
  • Office Professional
    • Excel
    • Word
    • PowerPoint
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • VLC
  • CDF Wolfram Player
  • iWork
    • Keynote
    • Numbers
    • Pages
  • Garageband
  • iPhoto
  • Movie
  • Mathematica

Security Warnings/Information

  • Laptop borrowers are expected to have read the Information Security handbook. The Information Security handbook contains UNT computing guidelines and policy for UNT faculty, staff and students. This document is available for review and print and is required reading for anyone using UNT computing resources. Departments that work with financial, medical, academic, or any other sensitive information are required to read the security handbook and become familiar with the policies and guidelines listed within as a continued effort by The University of North Texas to prevent FERPAHIPAAGLBADMCA, and Federal Copyright Law violations.
  • Laptop borrowers are expected to refrain from deleting, modifying, or otherwise altering any hardware or software including display and desktop settings. Personal software or files should not be saved or installed to the laptops hard drive.
  • All users are expected to use the Libraries’ wireless access in a legal and responsible manner, consistent with the educational and informational purposes for which it is provided.
  • The UNT wireless network should be treated as an insecure network. There can be un-trusted parties between you and anyone with who you communicate, and any information being transmitted can potentially be intercepted by other wireless users. Cautious and informed wireless users choose not to transmit personal information (credit card numbers, social security numbers, passwords or any other sensitive information) while using any wireless connection. Please take appropriate precautions when using the wireless connection.