Loaner Laptop Policy

Both the Irwin Library and the Science Library have Dell laptops and Apple Macbooks available for checkout to current Butler University students. Faculty and staff may borrow laptops and iPads from the Center for Academic Technology. These are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. This equipment can leave the library and has a 48-Hour circulation period. Loaner Laptops have no renewals.

Overdue Notices & Replacement Fees

As a courtesy, students with fees are notified by e-mails before bills are sent to Student Accounts. To ensure a timely return of devices and to avoid replacement fees, students are encouraged to monitor their due-dates via My Library Card.

Replacement fees for computer devices is billed based on the cost of the item and may vary from several hundred to several thousand dollars.

To review our overdues policy, please see our Overdues Policy and Procedures page.

The Irwin Library recognizes that demand for these devices can be high; as a result, patrons are required to wait 24 hours after returning a laptop before checking one out again.

Available Equipment

  • Dell Laptop E6400
  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Adobe CS5.5 Suite
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Adobe Reader
  • Adobe Flash Player for Internet Explorer
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection (Antivirus/Antispyware program)
  • Java Runtime Environment
  • Apple Quicktime
  • Apple MacBook
  • Microsoft Office 2011
  • iLife '09 Suite
  • Adobe CS5.5 Suite
  • Safari Web Browser
  • Symantec Antivirus for Macintosh
  • Apple Quicktime

Please note that software selection is limited to the above descriptions.


Last updated October 2, 2014.