Loaner Laptop Program Available for Faculty and Staff
Did you know that if you need to borrow a laptop, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) can help? If, for instance, you want to try out laptops for your program before actually purchasing, or are traveling for business or during the holidays, you may want to consider OIT’s Loaner Laptop Program.
Each Dell or Apple device is equipped with basic hardware and software features, including an operating system, Microsoft Office, and virtual private network (VPN), so use at an event or as a temporary backup is seamless.
Reserving a laptop can be done easily using the reservation form available on the Event Management System (EMS). Visit gtevents.gatech.edu/VirtualEms, choose “Request Space” from the pulldown menu, and select “OIT Laptop Request Form.” Once your request has been submitted, a Technology Support Center staff member will make sure you’re credentialed as a faculty or staff member and will assist with any final registration steps. You’ll be contacted when your laptop is ready to be collected from the Technology Support Center in Suite 215 of the Clough Commons Undergraduate Learning Center. Once you obtain your loaner laptop, your school or department’s computer support specialist should approve and add any additional software or drivers required.
When the laptop is returned, it’s carefully wiped clean and reset for the next customer.
As with any Institute-issued equipment, please follow Georgia Tech’s policies for working and safe computing. For more information on policy and compliance regulations, visit the Cyber Security page at security.gatech.edu/policy-compliance-assessments.