Texas Tech University

Library Unveils New Laptop Kiosk

Kristen Barton

September 13, 2016


The kiosk allows anyone with a Texas Tech ID to check out a Dell laptop.

Laptop Kiosk

The Texas Tech University Library is now offering a Dell laptop kiosk for anyone with a Texas Tech ID to check out a laptop. The kiosk holds 12 laptops and is available during library business hours.

"This system is great for students who might not have a laptop, or who need one for a few hours to complete a project," said Bella Gerlich, professor and dean of Libraries.

Once a laptop is checked out it can remain checked out for up to four hours and can be taken out of the library. All of the laptops have the same software as the public computers in the library. Anyone using the laptop should save all work to a USB drive or online, the laptops will be wiped when they are returned.

Failure to return the laptop on time will result in a $1 fine per hour for up to a week. After a week, anyone with a laptop still in their possession will be billed for the cost of their laptop.