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Laptops available for checkout to current students

Laptops with the Windows Operating System
These laptops are ONLY available to current students for check out from the Library. These laptops are divided into groups which are conditionally available. Here is a breakdown of the number of laptops and to whom they are available:

Checkout Type


CURRENT Students that may check them out:

In-Library Use Only


Students of UW Bothell and Cascadia College

UWB Student Take Home


ONLY Students of UW Bothell.

 In-Library Use Only laptops may not leave the Library building, as they are for use within the Campus Library only, and are due before closing on the day they are checked out. All of the laptops have wireless and can access the campus wireless networks using a valid UW NetID or Cascadia ID. There are also several workstations and tables throughout the Library with yellow Ethernet cables for wired Internet access.

UWB Student Take-Home laptops are typically for 72 hour checkout, but are not due back on weekends or Holidays. All Take-Home laptops will be due at the same time checked out on the next business day after 72 hours. (Except laptops checked out on Tuesday after 5:00 pm which are due Friday by 5:00 pm before we close.)

DO NOT leave laptops unattended or return laptops in the book drop! You are responsible for their safe return and will still accrue fines!  You may also lose your laptop borrowing privileges!

We cannot reserve or hold laptops, nor can they be renewed. UWB students must wait at least 24 hours before checking out another UWB 72 hr. laptop. You must present your current valid Student ID card, and may be asked to show additional photo ID. (No manual checkouts allowed.) 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.

Fines accrue for laptops at reserve fines rates: $2.50 per hour, including hours the library is closed.  After 10 hours, you will be billed the replacement cost of the laptop, and a non-refundable $25 fine, as well as a $30 item processing fee.  (Visit for more information.)

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.

Equipment will not be checked in without all of the accessories it was checked out with. (power adaptor, disk drives, cases, cables, etc.) FAILURE TO RETURN LAPTOP BY THE DUE DATE AND TIME MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF LAPTOP PRIVILEGES.

Software on Circulating 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.

Student Laptops

We circulate Dell laptops that are funded by UW Bothell and Cascadia College Student Technology Fees.  All feature wireless internet capability and can be connected to Collaboration Monitors in Group Study Rooms.

Did you know....

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

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