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Laptop loans

Laptops are available to borrow from the self-service Lapsafe cabinet opposite the library enquiry desk.

Using the laptop loan service

  • Laptops cannot be booked in advance. They are available on a first come first served basis.
  • Laptops can only be borrowed for up to 24 hours. However, a laptop borrowed on a Friday will be due back on the following Monday.
  • They cannot be renewed, as we expect them to be in high demand and supply is limited.
  • Fines of £1 per working day will be charged on late returns.
  • When borrowing or returning a laptop, you should check the power supply is in the bag before leaving the library. Please inform a member of library staff if it is missing.

About the laptops

  • All laptops are supplied in their carry case with a power supply.
  • All laptops have Windows 10 installed.
  • You will need to be connected to Wi-Fi to log into the laptop. Use the Wi-Fi button on the login screen to connect to your Wi-Fi off-campus. More instructions are available when you borrow the laptop.
  • Use your university username (username@bradford.ac.uk) and password to log in.
  • You will have access to your OneDrive. However, you will not be able to access your M drive.
  • To print, you will need to use the wireless printing service.

Laptop Support Fund

The University of Bradford has established the Laptop Support Fund to help students who have no access to IT equipment, and do not have the financial means to purchase their own laptop. Eligible students will receive a long-term laptop loan for the full duration of their course.

Group study tables

The group study tables are located on Floor 01 of the JB Priestley Library. The tables are intended for work purposes only and will accommodate groups of 4 to 8 students.

  • Tables can be booked for a maximum of 2 hours per person per day and up to 2 weeks in advance. 
  • Tables are available during library opening times, except when booked for cleaning or maintenance to take place.
  • Please ensure you book before using a space to ensure you can stay for the length of time needed.
  • When booking, please make sure that you book a table large enough to accommodate your group.
  • Ensure you leave promptly at the end of your session ready for the next group and clear any rubbish to the recycling bins when you leave.
  • You may be asked to leave if you are the sole occupant of a group study space.
  • You will be asked to leave if you are using the space for purposes other than study. 

How to make a booking

  1. Go to the Library's list of available tables to book.
  2. Use the Go To Date button or the arrow keys to find your preferred date.
  3. Click on your start time on the line for your chosen table. The booking will default to the maximum time available for up to 2 hours. You can reduce the time using the drop-down menu underneath the list of rooms. 
  4. Click on Submit Times.
  5. Log in using your University username and password.
  6. Check the information on the booking details screen and click on Continue if everything is correct.
  7. Complete the booking form and click on Submit my Booking.
  8. You will see a confirmation of your booking, which will also be emailed to you.

How to cancel a booking

Please cancel bookings you no longer need as it frees a table for other students to use.

  1. Find the confirmation email for the appropriate booking and click on the cancellation link. Please note that if you have multiple bookings, you will see only the booking from that email.
  2. Click on Cancel Booking.
  3. Make an alternative booking if needed.

Skeletons

How to make a booking

  1. Go to the Library's list of skeletons to book.
  2. Use the Go To Date button or the arrow keys to find your preferred date.
  3. Click on your start time on the line for your chosen skeleton. The booking will default to the maximum time available of up to 2 hours. You can reduce the time using the drop-down menu underneath the the of skeletons.
  4. Click on Submit Times.
  5. Log in using your university username and password.
  6. Check the information on the booking details screen and read the terms and contitions. Click on Continue if everything is correct.
  7. Enter your name and UB number. Tick the box to agree to the terms and conditions. Click on Submit my Booking.
  8. You will see a confirmation of your booking, which will also be emailed to you.
  9. Collect your skeleton from the library enquiry desk within 15 minutes of your booking time. Your booking will be cancelled automatically after this time.

Note: return the skeleton promptly once your booking has finished. Returning a skeleton late may result in your use of the service being suspended.

Note: you may have up to 2 active bookings at a time. You will be able to make a third booking once your first is complete.

How to cancel a booking

Please cancel bookings you no longer need as another student may wish to use the item.

  1. Find the confirmation email for the appropriate booking and click on the cancellation link.
  2. Click on Cancel Booking
  3. Make an alternative booking if needed.

Note: if you have multiple bookings, you will see only the booking from that email.

Other items to book

Booking other rooms on campus

Some rooms on campus are available for you to book outside normal teaching periods. There are full instructions on the Booking a room page. 

AV equipment for staff

IT Services have a range of AV equipment available for staff to book and use. Booked AV equipment can be collected from the library counter during staffed hours.

Note: Contact IT Services for all support and set up queries.