Rental Guidelines

Laptops Carrel  
Scanners Lokmobile  
Projector Calculators Headphones


Laptops, scanners and projector

Current students and faculty with a Notre Dame NetID may check out a laptop, scanner and/or projector from the Hesburgh Library Circulation/Reserves Desk (map).  Each laptop is wireless enabled for networking and has access to campus resources like printing, Webfile, and a full complement of productivity software.  The InFocus projector works with a PC or a MAC. Ask for the MAC adapter when using a MacIntosh computer. A lightweight tripod screen is also available for check out. This library equipment may not be taken from the library.

Need a laptop for long term rental? The ND Computer Store offers rental computers to Notre Dame faculty, staff and students. These rental units can help you remain productive when your computer is being repaired, when you need a laptop for a trip, or when you need to study in a remote location. They have a variety of Windows and Mac laptops available for rent. Configurations may vary, so please provide hardware and software needs when you make your reservation.

Availability, Fines & Liability

  • Laptops, projector and scanners are available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Only one laptop and scanner may be checked out per patron
  • The loan period is four (4) hours and may not be renewed
  • All equipment must be returned fifteen (15) minutes before the Circulation/Reserves Service Desk closes (hours). They may NOT be kept overnight
  • Overdue fines are $10.00 per hour
  • Borrowers are responsible for hardware and software damage (library staff inspect equipment when they are returned)
  • Replacement costs include accrued overdue fines


  • Never leave equipment unattended. Borrower is responsible if laptop is left unattended and stolen
  • Do not put laptop or scanner in the book return. If you miss the closing deadline - give the item to the Monitors
  • Laptops, projector and scanners may not leave the Library
  • Report hardware and software problems immediately to Circulation/Reserves staff


  • When logging on, be sure to sign in with your NetID (e.g.
  • Save your work to your Webfile space. Any work saved on the laptop hard drive will be lost
  • You can print from a Hesburgh Library laptop using your NetID. Hesburgh laptop print jobs are sent to the 1st Floor Computing Center in the Reference Area of Hesburgh Library
  • If you encounter any problems, consult the Circulation/Reserves staff stationed at the Circulation/Reserves Desk

If you have questions about computer checkout policies, email us at, or call (574) 631-6318.

Closed/locked Individual Study Carrels

  • Available to Graduate Students, working on dissertation, in the College of Arts & Letters.
  • Submit application to the Dean's office in the College of Arts and Letters
  • Keys are issued at the Hesburgh Circulation/Reserves Desk
  • A $10 non-refundable fee is due at check out
  • Carrel is for your use and may not be shared with an unauthorized person
  • All library materials in the carrels must be charged out
  • Carrels are checked regularly for overdue materials and materials not charged out. These materials will be removed and returned to their home location

Lokmobiles ("desk on wheels")

  • Available to graduate students (priority) and seniors working on a thesis
  • $3 non-refundable fee is due at check out
  • Request at Hesburgh Circulation/Reserves Desk
  • Lokmobile is for your use and may not be loaned or passed to another person
  • Keep lokmobile locked. Libraries are not responsible for the loss or damage to any articles kept in the lokmobile
  • Library materials must be charged out
  • Lokmobiles arechecked regularly for overdue materials and materials not charged out. These materials will be removed and returned to their home location

Other library study space options



Contact Circulation/Reserve Services for assistance.