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Olin & Uris Libraries

Olin: Open until 9pm
Uris: Open until 5pm

Laptop & Equipment Loans

The Olin Library circulation desk has Mac and Dell laptops available for short-term loans, and many kinds of computer peripherals available to loan. 

Additionally, the circulation desk has phone chargers, headphones, calculators, projectors, DSLR cameras and HD camcorders, 2-week extended loan laptops, audio recording equipment and more available for longer-term borrowing. Equipment is available on a first-come first-served basis.

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 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 circulation desk 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.
  • Extended Loan Laptops are also available with a 2-week borrowing period.
  • Laptops and peripherals may be used outside of Olin, Kroch, and Uris Libraries, but must be renewed in person at the Olin circulation desk. 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 replacement fees range from $25 for a calculator to $2,500 for a laptop.
  • Do not leave laptops unattended for any length of time! You are responsible for any equipment lost, damaged or stolen.

Laptop Software

Olin Laptops come with a number of programs preinstalled:

List of Olin Mac Laptop Applications

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
  • Alertus
  • Anaconda
  • Audacity
  • Big Sur
  • Box Drive
  • Cisco AnyConnect
  • CU Print
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • iMovie
  • Microsoft Remote Desktop
  • MS Office Excel 2019
  • MS Office PowerPoint 2019
  • MS Office Word 2019
  • R
  • RStudio
  • Solstice
  • Skype
  • VLC Media Player
  • Xcode
  • Zoom

List of Olin Dell Laptop Applications

  • 7-Zip
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
  • Alertus
  • Anaconda
  • Box Drive
  • Cisco AnyConnect
  • CU Print
  • Filezilla
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • JAWS
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Remote Desktop
  • MS Office Access 2019
  • MS Office Excel 2019
  • MS Office PowerPoint 2019
  • MS Office Word 2019
  • Premier AT
  • PSPP
  • R
  • RStudio
  • Solstice
  • Skype
  • STATA/IC
  • VLC Media Player
  • Windows 10 Enterprise
  • Zoom

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 circulation desk 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, micro-USB, USB-C)
  • Headphones
  • Mac Power Cords (USB-C or MagSafe 2)
  • USB-C Power Cords
  • Dell Power Cords
  • Calculators (basic, scientific, or graphing)
  • Portable DVD drives
  • 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)
  • HDMI to VGA Adapters
  • USB-C to VGA Adapters
  • USB-C to HDMI Cables
  • USB-C to HDMI (female)
  • USB-C to USB Adapters

Extended Loan Laptops

Extended Loan Laptops are available with a 2-week borrowing period.

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 LensManual
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
Speakers (Alesis M1)Manual
Tripod (Manfrotto 290 Xtra)Manual
Wireless Microphone Kit ( Sony UTX-B2)Manual

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 Public Computing.