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FAQ on laptop lending

The TRU House of Learning Library has laptops that may be borrowed by current TRU students and faculty.

These laptops may be borrowed from HL128 during the day, and HL300 after 5pm for a 3 day period (One in-person renewal if there are laptops available).


Who can borrow a laptop?

  • The TRU Library has a collection of laptops that can be borrowed by TRU faculty, students and staff. Community members and Alumni cannot borrow laptops.

What is required to borrow a laptop?

  • You must present a current TRU student or faculty/staff card and your borrower account must be in good standing.

What is the loan period for a laptop?

  • 3 days, with one renewal, see renewal question below. 

Can I take the laptop out of the library?

  • Yes.

What should I do if I have problems with the laptop?

  • Please notify library staff at the information desk.

Can I book the laptop for a future date?

  • No. Laptops may not be booked in advance. They are available on a "first-come, first-served" basis.

Can I renew the laptop and use it for another 3 day period?

  • Yes, but only once in-person, no renewals over the phone or email.  If there are no laptops left in the library, exchanges are suspended and you will have to return the laptop and wait a half hour. If no one borrows the returned laptop, you can borrow it again.

Can I download software onto the laptop?

  • Yes, see computer agreement below.

Are there any other restrictions on laptop usage?

What happens if I return the laptop late?

  • Late laptops will be charged a $2 per hour fine to a maximum of $100.

What if I damage the laptop or lose it?

  • You may be financially responsible for damage and lost laptops. Do not leave unattended and return to a staff member always.

Is there technical support available for help with using the laptop and the software?

  • Students can request assistance with laptops from Lab Support IT Services, located in Old Main.

What software is available on the laptop?

  • The laptops are equipped with Windows and the current Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access).

Can I print from the laptop?

  • Yes. If you are connected to the wireless network, print job can be sent to the library's wireless printer. Instructions on setting up the wireless printer can be found on the following IT Services webpage.

Can I connect to the campus wireless network and use the Internet with a laptop?

  • Yes.   Campus-wide wireless access to the Internet is available. You will be required to sign in using your TRU Network account. For more information, see: Wireless Access @ TRU.

Will the laptop’s battery be fully charged when the unit is loaned?

  • The laptop’s battery may not be fully charged when the unit is loaned. If possible, it is always advisable to plug in the laptop with the power cord when using it.

What should I do if I want to save my work?

  • You can save your work: to a USB memory device, by emailing it to yourself as an attachment, or to your personal drive on the TRU network.  Information on saving to the network is available from the following IT Services remote access webpage.


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AV equipment to borrow

Equipment you can borrow for 3 days

AV equipment to borrow from the library:


Digital camera-   Fujifilm Finepix S4500

DVD/Blueray plug and play

ELMO visual presenters

Epson projectors-  Wireless lites


NEC projectors

Phone tripods

Projection screens

Sony digital multimedia projector


Video cameras-  Canon and Panasonic

Voice recorders

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