Laptop Checkout

In response to the impacts of COVID-19 on academic instruction, a laptop loan program has been launched to support students who lack adequate computing resources. Due to a limited inventory of suitable laptops, we need the assistance of the entire USF student success community to identify and prioritize potential borrowers.


Tampa campus

5-Hour Laptop Checkout

A limited number of laptops on the Tampa campus are available for use within the library for a loan period of up to five hours.

  • Laptop use is restricted to USF students and faculty with a current USF ID
  • Laptops may not leave the Library building
  • Laptops are available on a first-come-first served basis
  • Laptops not returned on time are subjects to current fine practices
  • No additional software is to be downloaded to the laptop once it has been checked

Long-Term Laptop Checkout

A limited number of laptops on the Tampa campus are available to students and faculty with a current USF ID, as a temporary resource, for a long-term checkout for up to one complete semester.

  • Submit a Laptop Loan Request via this form: https://lib.usf.edu/forms/laptop-loan-request/.
  • Reservations for a long-term laptop checkout will open from January 3, 2022 – January 15, 2022, or until the supply is committed.
  • Requests can be made on the behalf of a student by completing the form with the student’s U number.
  • Students are eligible for one long term laptop checkout in a twelve-month period.
  • Long-term laptops are to be returned by the last day of a semester, regardless of initial checkout date.
  • No additional software is to be downloaded to the laptop once it has been checked out to the student.
Attention: All available laptops have been loaned out for the Fall 2021 semester. We are no longer accepting wait list submissions for this semester. Computer labs are available in the Tampa library. 

St. Petersburg campus

Students can borrow a laptop from the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library by:


Sarasota-Manatee campus

Students can borrow a laptop by: