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Technology Resources at the UWB/CC Campus Library

Library Laptop Circulation Program

The 25 laptops currently circulated by the Campus Library are funded by the UWB Student Technology Fee, with the circulation service partially funded by the UWB Student Activities Fee. They can be checked out for up to 7 days by current UWB students ONLY . (No staff or faculty checkoutsLaptops must be returned before the Library closes on the 7th day, including any weekend day, to avoid a daily fine.  For any Library closure, including holidays or inclement weather, laptops will be due by closing on the next day the Library is open. 

Use of these laptops requires using your UW NetID to logon to them while on campus, and that you connect to the UW's Virtual Private Network Service (Husky OnNet) in order to keep the software activated and up to date.

About the Library Laptops

The current laptops are Dell 15 inch touch screens with webcams and backlit keyboards that include a 10-key.  All of the laptops can access the campus wireless network, and have an Ethernet port for wired Internet access. The software available on the circulated laptops is a subset of the licensed software installed on the computers in the Information Commons.  See the Software tab for more information.  (There are also a limited number of DVD and Blu-Ray drives available for checkout, but they may ONLY be checked out with a Library Laptop.)

Students must present their current Husky card for checkouts, and may be asked to show additional photo ID. (No manual checkouts are allowed.)  To ensure availability for as many students as possible, students may not checkout another laptop the same day they return one, and they cannot be reserved or renewed.  Laptops may have limited availability during the interims between quarters.

Responsibility for Library Laptops

Laptops must be returned by the due date to avoid sanctions or fines.  Fines accrue for laptops at a daily rate, including days the library is closed if it is already past the due date.  Failure to return a laptop, or any of the items checked out with it, will result in being billed the replacement cost of the laptop and/or other items not returned, a non-refundable fine, and a lost item processing fee.  (Visit for more information.)  Please do not return laptops using the Library's book returns!

Keep laptops secure and safe!  You may be responsible for any and all damages to the laptop, or its loss, up to and including the full replacement cost of the laptop.  Please read the Computer Use Policy on the UWB/CC Campus Library website for other restrictions that may apply. Be sure to save any files you create on your own media, disk, or network drive. All files on the laptop may be deleted upon check-in, however, it will not be checked in without all of the accessories it was checked out with. (power adaptor, disk drives, cases, cables, etc.)  FAILURE TO RESPOND TO EMAILS ABOUT THE LAPTOP, OR RETURN A LAPTOP BY THE DUE DATE, MAY RESULT IN THE LOSS OF LAPTOP PRIVILEGES AND OTHER SANCTIONS.

Software on Library Laptops

The software available on the circulated laptops is a subset of the licensed software installed on the computers in the Information Commons.  See the Software tab for more information.

Library Circulated Laptop

We circulate Dell laptops that are funded by UW Bothell Student Technology Fees to UWB students only.  All feature Ethernet and wireless internet capability, and can be connected to Collaboration Monitors in Library Study Rooms.

Did you know....

UW Bothell and Cascadia College also circulate other equipment to their current students at other service desks.