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Library Instruction


Each campus library has a set of Chromebooks and Dell Latitudes for our PNW students to borrow. Chromebooks/ Laptops can be checked out at the Public Service Desk. They are a first come first serve basis and we do not allow holds. 


Borrowing a laptop

  • Laptops are available to students for 2-week check
    • During COVID-19 we are allowing semester checkouts
  • To borrow a laptop you will need your student ID card
  • The laptop will require you to login with your University ID and password
  • By borrowing a laptop you are agreeing to the user declaration (see below) 
  • At check-out, students will receive a laptop and charger

Returning a laptop

  • Please return laptops to the issuing library
  • Laptop loans cannot be renewed, but if there is a different one available at the return you may check one out

Printing from laptop on campus

Printing is available through wireless printing through PaperCut.

User Declaration

  • Laptops are loaned to currently enrolled Purdue University Northwest students.
  • Laptops are loaned out for two weeks. (During COVID-19 we lending them out for the semester)
  • Laptop loans are not subject to renewal.  However, depending on the availability of laptops, a student may check out a different laptop when they return the first one.
  • Students may not download software or applications on the laptops.
  • Students understand anything saved to the computer will be deleted when the computer is restarted, they will save all materials needed to a flash drive or their google docs
  • A student’s privilege to check out a laptop will be revoked for two months after their 3rd time receiving a long-overdue notice.  Students will be notified of their second "excessive overdue" occurrence that a third instance will result in the suspension of borrowing privileges.
  • Students are responsible for any damage or loss sustained while the student has a laptop checked out.
  • Laptops are checked out on a first-come, first-served basis.  There is no waiting list.
  • Please do not try your own repair and improvement projects on the equipment. While it may be very tempting to open up the computer and check out what's inside, please don't. The computers are under warranty through both the computer vendor and through PNW. However, if the computer shows signs of tampering, there is a chance the warranty will be void and any repair costs will come back to you. 
  • Students will be charged replacement fees for any/all equipment that is missing or damaged.


Software Included

  • Microsoft Windows 10
  •  Microsoft office 2016
  •  McAfee Anti-Virus