Olin Mac 4 PC 10
Uris Mac 4 PC 10

Laptops, Peripherals & Calculators

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:

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 page.