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Loaner Laptops

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Circulation (x5494) handles all loaning of computers. Only faculty and staff can check out computers out of the library. The loan period is normally two weeks, but this can be negotiated when a faculty member needs a computer for longer.

Online there is a list of the fac/staff loaner laptops available at the circ desk. Go to go/midcat and searching by keywords "faculty laptop". Click on the PC or Mac Laptop items that appear to see the status of each loaner laptop.

Logging in to student loaner laptops (Mac and PC)

The short-term loaner laptops for students at the Circulation Desk should automatically log-in to a local account called "walk-up". If you get prompted to log into one of these computers, just reboot it and it will automatically log in as "walk-up".

Logging in to Mac loaner laptops for faculty and staff

The short-term Mac loaner laptops for students at the Circulation Desk should automatically log-in to a local account. If you get prompted to log into one of these computers, just reboot it and it will automatically log in.

Logging in to PC loaner laptops for faculty and staff

  • Faculty and Staff can log onto the faculty/staff loaner laptops with their username and password provided they have logged onto that computer as themselves at least once while connected to the campus network.
  • The laptops do have a local account that can be used, and instructions for logging in to that account are included with each loaner.
  • The Helpdesk can assist in cases when neither of the above options work. (Helpdesk staff, see: https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wiki/hi/Loaner_Laptops )
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