Borrow laptops and devices

The Health Sciences Library offers a limited number of laptops and devices for checkout at the Service Desk, including:

  • Please Note: Borrowing Policies
  • MacBooks
  • Dell laptops
  • ​eBeam whiteboard capture kits
  • Video adapters
  • Chargers for cell phones and MacBooks

Borrowing Policies

Laptops may be checked out to CU Anschutz students, faculty and staff on a first come, first served basis. CU Anschutz students receive a five-day loan period on laptops and one renewal for another five days. CU Anschutz Faculty and Staff, and students from UCD downtown campus who register for a HSL library account, receive a limited 4-hour checkout of the laptop for in-house library use only and need to return the laptop to the Service Desk the same day before the library closes. The service desk does not reserve, book or set aside laptops for any user or group—the service is first come, first serve and primarily dedicated to individual Anschutz students.

All users must abide by the Health Sciences Library's Computer Policy. Library computer usage is subject to the CU Administrative Policy Statement 6001 Providing and Using Information Technology Policy. Unreturned laptops and other devices will generate lost bills quickly and users will be held liable for misused or unreturned devices or missing components.


MacBook ProMacBook Airs, MacBook Pros, and a MacBook Pro with Retina Display are available for checkout with the following applications: 

  • ​El Capitan OSX 
  • Standard Apple software: iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand
  • Microsoft Office for Mac 2016: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook 
  • Web browsers: Chrome, Safari, Firefox 
  • Respondus: Web browser for taking tests

We also have 50 Computer Workstations available in the library's Information Commons, including two new iMacs and statistical workstations. 

Windows Laptops 

Dell SpectreDell, Lenovo Yoga Pro, and HP Spectre PC laptops are available for checkout with the following programs: 

  • Windows 7 or Windows 10
  • Microsoft Office 2013: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access 
  • All laptops have wireless internet access
  • Web browsers: Chrome, IE, Firefox 
  • Respondus: Web browser for taking tests

We also have 50 Computer Workstations available in the library's Information Commons, including Dell PCs and statistical workstations.

eBeam whiteboard capture kits

​​With eBeam whiteboard capture technology, you can save, modify, and share your whiteboard work online. You can save all your handwritten notes and drawings to your own computer so you can edit, print, email, and share them with anyone. 

What is eBeam? Watch the video

What is eBeam? Watch the videoEach eBeam kit includes: 

  • eBeam Edge wireless device
  • Marker pack with an eraser and four colored markers (red, blue, black, and green)
  • Livewire & USB devices
  • Microphone for audio recording
  • Two Quick Reference guides with step-by-step setup and use


Two eBeam kits are available. Check-outs are for a full day. You can renew as long as there are no holds by other patrons.


Video adapters

Various video adapters are available for checkout for Mac and PC laptops to connect to flat screens via HDMI, DVI or VGA connection methods.


Chargers for cell phones and MacBooks


A universal cell phone charger and a MacBook power adapter charger are available at the Service Desk for a 4-hour checkout.