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Equipment Available for Loan

ITS provide and maintain laptops for use by Birkbeck staff on College business. These are in addition to laptops provided by Birkbeck's Media Services team, who may be able to provide laptops for use in teaching rooms if required.

The following equipment is available for short-term loan:

  • general purpose Toshiba laptops running Windows XP.
  • Conference telephones.

Staff may book the equipment in advance from ITS Service Desk. Laptops are available for short term loan only, normally 2 days, and may be collected from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday only.

In addition a range of assistive technology is available for loan, and these are descibed in our Disability IT Support pages


Users may not install their own software on the laptops and should remove any of their files from the laptop before returning it. Students may only borrow laptops for use in presentations taking place at Birkbeck, and need the support of their School.

During the examinations, laptops are normally reserved by the Registry for use by students with special exam requirements, so availability is limited.