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Computing Equipment Loan Programs Landing Page

If you are looking for information on the new iPad loaner program that provides an iPad and Apple Pencil to eligible Undergraduate Students, Graduate Student TAs and Faculty, see: Student iPad Loaner Program Landing Page

Common Questions

  • Where can I borrow a laptop?
  • Are there laptop loaners I can get?
  • Where can I rent a laptop?
  • Is there a laptop loaner program?
  • I need a laptop for a short period of time

Overview

There are a variety of loaner and rental laptops, hotspots, and other equipment available to members of the MIT community. The equipment available to you is dependent upon the context of your request, your student status, and your need for the equipment.

Computing Equipment Loan Program

IS&T maintains a limited pool of computing equipment available for loan that may be requested by MIT students, faculty, and staff who do not possess equipment with which to learn or teach remotely. For more information, program guidelines, and information on how to request a laptop, hotspot and/or other peripherals please see:

Student iPad Loaner Program

The ability to collaborate on p-sets and projects is essential to the MIT experience, and many faculty members will expect students to have a tablet computer in addition to a laptop so that they can collaborate – in class and elsewhere. To ensure students and TAs are equipped for collaboration, IS&T will loan an Apple iPad and Apple Pencil to any undergraduate student, graduate TA, or faculty member who needs one. For more information, see:

Service Desk Repair Loaners

Due to the evolving Covid-19 situation, IS&T Service Desk walk-in IT help and repair services will not be offered in the Atlas Service Center until further notice. If you have questions or need assistance, contact the IS&T Service Desk at any time 24/7 at 617-253-1101 or servicedesk@mit.edu.

The IS&T Service Desk has a very small number of loaner laptops available specifically for clients whose laptop is being repaired by the Service Desk. Request can be made at the time a laptop is dropped off for repair with the Service Desk in E17-106 (40 Ames Street.)

See Also

Additional escalation information for Help Staff can be found here:
  • [hd:Computing Equipment Loan Programs Recon]

IS&T Contributions

Documentation and information provided by IS&T staff members


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July 17, 2020

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