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Olin & Uris Libraries

Olin: Open until 9pm
Uris: Closed

Laptop & Equipment Loans

Olin and Uris Libraries have Macs, PCs, and many kinds of computer peripherals available to loan. Patrons can borrow laptops, phone chargers, headphones, calculators, and more at either library’s circulation desk.

Uris Library also has projectors, DSLR cameras and HD camcorders, 2-week extended loan laptops, audio recording equipment and more available for longer-term borrowing. Some of this equipment can be reserved, and some is available only on a first-come first-served basis.

Wheel and Tire Tool Kit

Free Wheel Turner


Tire Lever


Crank Puller


Chain Brush


Chainring Nut Wrench


8mm /10mm & 12mm /
14mm spanners


Spoke Wrenches


Patch Kit


General Adjustment Tool Kit

Flat / Phillips Screwdriver
Cable Cutter
Headset Wreches
Torx Wrench
Allen Wrenches
Cone Wrenches

Bottom Brackets, Brakes and Shifters, Pedals, Cranks Tool Kit

Cartridge bottom bracket tool
Bottom bracket wrench
Dust cap wrench
Pedal remover
8 notch cartridge bottom bracket
Freewheel remover

Chain Tool Kit

Chain Scrubber
Chain Wear Indicator
Adjustable Chain Remover
General Purpose Grease
Audio Recorder (Olympus LS10) Manual
Audio Recorder (Zoom H4n) Manual
Camcorder (Canon Vixia HF M52) Manual
Camcorder (Canon Vixia HF R500) Manual
Camcorder (Panasonic HC-V180) Manual
Camcorder (Panasonic HX-WA03) Manual
Camcorder (Sony HDR-PJ380) Manual
CD/radio Cassette Recorder (Sony CFD-E95) Manual
DSLR Camera (Canon Rebel T3) Manual
DSLR Camera (Canon Rebel T5) Manual
DSLR Camera (Canon Rebel T6) Manual
DSLR Zoom Lens Manual
Projector (Epson EX3212) Manual
Projector (Epson VS250) Manual
Projector (Epson VS330) Manual
Projector (Epson VS350) Manual
Projector (NEC V260x) Manual
Projector (Panasonic PT-LW280) Manual
Projector Screen (Draper) Manual
Projector Screen (Epson ES1000) Manual
Slide Projector (Kodak Carousel 4600) Manual
Slide Projector (Kodak EKTAGRAPHIC III AMT) Manual
Speakers (Alesis M1) Manual
Tripod (Manfrotto 290 Xtra) Manual
Wireless Microphone Kit ( Sony UTX-B2) Manual

IMPORTANT NOTE: There is no temporary storage on Olin & Uris laptops. Once a library laptop is shut down, restarted, loses power, or becomes unresponsive for any reason it will reset to a default state and there is no way to retrieve lost work. Practice safe computing by saving your work to your own personal USB flash drive, to a library-owned USB drive, to cloud storage such as Cornell Box, or by e-mailing your work to yourself as an attachment. Always remember to save your work often!


Laptop Loan Policies

  • Mac or PC laptops can be borrowed at the Olin or Uris circulation desks by anyone with a valid Cornell ID.
  • The laptop loan period is three hours. Two hours before closing, hourly laptops can be checked out overnight and are due back two hours after opening. 
  • Laptops and peripherals may be used outside of Olin, Kroch, and Uris Libraries, but must be renewed in person at the Olin or Uris circulation desks. No phone or e-mail renewals will be accepted.
  • Laptops and peripherals should be returned to the library they were checked out from.
  • Laptop and peripheral late fees are $.04 per minute per item with a $150.00 maximum late fee per item. Laptops also carry a damage/replacement cost of $2,200.
  • Do not leave laptops unattended for any length of time! You are responsible for any equipment lost, damaged or stolen.

Laptop Software

Olin & Uris Laptops come with a number of programs preinstalled:

List of Olin & Uris Mac Laptop Applications

  • MacOS Mojave
  • Adobe Acrobat DC
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Audacity
  • Excel 2016 (MS Office)
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • iMovie 10.1.11
  • NetPrint
  • OneNote 2016 (MS Office)
  • PaperCut
  • PowerPoint 2016 (MS Office)
  • Premier AT
  • R 3.5.2
  • Remote Desktop for Mac
  • Rstudio 1.1.463
  • Safari
  • Solstice
  • VLC Media Player
  • Word 2016 (MS Office)
  • Xcode 9
  • Zoom

List of Olin & Uris Dell Laptop Applications

  • 7-Zip
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro DC
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Filezilla
  • Firefox
  • GIT
  • GitHub Desktop
  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Java
  • JAWS
  • Microsoft Access 2016
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Excel 2016
  • Microsoft OneNote 2016
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
  • Microsoft Publisher 2016
  • Microsoft Silverlight
  • Microsoft Skype for Business 2016
  • Microsoft Word 2016
  • MikTex
  • MS Pinyin 2010
  • Net-Print
  • Premier AT
  • R
  • RStudio
  • Solstice Client
  • VLC Media Player
  • Windows 10 Enterprise

Programs Included in Premier Literacy Suite

  • English Talking Dictionary
  • E-Text Reader
  • Launch Pad
  • Magnify It
  • PDF Builder
  • PDF Equalizer
  • Premier Tools
  • Scan And Read Pro
  • Talking Calculator
  • Talking Checkbook
  • Talking Word Processor
  • Text Cloner Pro
  • Text-To-Audio
  • Universal Reader Plus
  • Worksheet Wizard
  • Write Now

Peripherals & Calculators

The items listed below can be borrowed at the Olin or Uris circulation desks by anyone with a valid Cornell ID. Items circulate for three hours with the exception of video cables/adapters (which circulate for one day).

  • Phone Chargers (iPhone 5/6, iPhone 4, micro-USB, USB-C)
  • Headphones
  • Mac Power Cords (MagSafe, MagSafe 2)
  • USB-C
  • Dell Power Cords
  • Extension Cords
  • Calculators (basic, scientific, or graphing)
  • Mice
  • Portable DVD drives
  • USB Drives
  • SDHC 16GB memory card
  • Laptop bags
  • Ethernet cables
  • HDMI Cables
  • VGA Cables
  • Mini Display Port (Mac) to VGA Adapters
  • Mini Display Port (Mac) to HDMI Cables
  • Mini Display Port (Mac) to HDMI (female) – Olin
  • HDMI to VGA Adapters
  • USB-C to VGA Adapters
  • USB-C to HDMI Cables
  • USB-C to HDMI (female) – Olin
  • USB-C to USB Adapters

Extended Loan Laptops

For availability of Extended Loan Laptops with a longer borrowing period, see the Equipment section.

For information on scanners, printers, photocopiers, and micrographic equipment that can be used on-site, see Printing, Scanning & Wi-Fi.

For information on desktop computers in the libraries, see Computer Labs & Public Computers.