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Laptop Policy: Laptop Checkout


Each campus library has a set of Dell Latitudes and Chromebooks for our PNW students to borrow. Laptops/Chromebooks 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 semester checkouts
  • To borrow a laptop, you will need your student ID card
  • The laptop will have a specific login and password issued to you upon checkout
  • By borrowing a laptop, you are agreeing to the “User Declaration ”(see below)

Returning a laptop

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

User Declaration

  • Laptops are loaned to currently enrolled Purdue University Northwest students
  • Laptops are loaned out for the semester
  • Laptops are checked out on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no waiting list
  • 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
  • We recommend that all material be saved to their personal accounts instead of the laptop.
  • 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 will be charged replacement fees for any/all equipment that is missing or damaged

  • Students are responsible for any damage or loss sustained   

    • Students will incur replacement fees   

    • Student will not be able to check out a laptop until fees for damages are paid  

  • 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


Library Front Desk

For questions contact

Hammond: (219) 989-2224

Westville (219) 785-5248

Software Included

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

Printing from laptop on campus

Wireless printing is available through