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Libraries Lend Laptops

Wireless laptop computers are available to be checked out and used within several of the Penn Libraries. Students, faculty, and staff with a current, valid PennCard can check out a laptop for a four-hour loan period at the locations listed below. Wireless connectivity is available in the Penn Libraries as noted below. Laptops can also be used outside the wireless network for offline applications such as word processing. For more information about the laptops that are available please see Computer Labs, Laptops and Software in the Libraries.

Hardware and Wireless Networks Available

VanPelt Dietrich Library Center

AirPennNet wireless services are available throughout the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center's public spaces on all floors. Signal strength is strongest anywhere there is seating available and weakest in the middle of the stacks on the upper floors.

Rosengarten Reserve Desk for use within the VanPelt Dietrich Library Center
  • 45 Windows Laptops

Biomedical Library

Wireless coverage is available on the ground level and in the clinical reading room of the Blue Level.
  • 16 Windows Laptops

Fine Arts Library

Wireless coverage is available in the main reading area and in the carrel areas on floors 1, 2, 3, and 4.
  • 8 Windows Laptops

Museum Library

Wireless coverage is available in the main reading area and on the second floor.
  • 5 Windows Laptops

Veterinary Libraries

Wireless coverage is available in all areas of the Steven W. Atwood Library & Information Commons as well as the Jean Austin duPont Veterinary Medicine Library on the New Bolton Center campus
  • 9 Windows Laptops - Atwood (Philadelphia Campus)
  • 1 Windows Laptop - (NBC Campus)

Dental Library

Wireless coverage is available in all areas.
  • 8 Windows Laptops