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LapSafe Laptop Loans: Terms & conditions

Terms and Conditions

By using the LapSafe laptop loaning cabinets at Avery Hill Library, Stockwell Street Library and Stockwell Street School of Design, you take note of and accept the following:

  • LapSafe laptops are for use on-campus only and are your responsibility for the duration of the loan.
  • All loans are single-day loans, due for return by 22:00. Please note laptops borrowed from Avery Hill and Stockwell Street libraries are due for return by 19:00 during summer opening hours (June to mid-September).
  • Design School laptops will auto log off at 22:00.
  • Any unsaved files will be lost if laptops log out or reboot and the university is not responsible for unsaved work.
  • When borrowing from the libraries, you should check the name label of your laptop matches the sticker on the front of the locker. For the School of Design LapSafe, check the sticker on the bottom of the laptop matches the locker number it was borrowed from. If the stickers do not match, please contact library/support staff as follows:

Avery Hill Library LapSafe - at the Library Welcome Desk or email

Stockwell Street Library LapSafe - at the Library Welcome Desk or email

School of Design LapSafe - email Design Studios Support:

  • Do NOT charge or store personal belongings in the LapSafe Lockers. The LapSafes are designed for our laptops only. The libraries and School of Design are not responsible for any loss or damage.
  • To correctly return the laptop, plug it in and ensure the red charging light shows, then close the locker door. This is required to remove the laptop from your account and ensures it is available for others to use once it has recharged.
  • Failing to follow the above could lead to your account being suspended/blocked and/or accumulating fines (with an initial £25 flat fee) which may result in disciplinary action.

Courtesy emails are sent by the LapSafe system to help you manage your loans - at the time of borrowing and when correctly returned. You will also be emailed if you fail to return your device correctly, when you have 1 hour left on your loan and when your loan is overdue. Due dates/times are clearly displayed when borrowing a device and you should not rely on courtesy emails - failure to receive any email(s) is insufficient reason for not returning a device correctly by the due date/time. We remind you that the laptop is your responsibility for the duration of the loan.

These Terms and Conditions were last reviewed and agreed in September 2023.

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