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Laptop Share

Laptop Share enables students to borrow laptops on Main Campus.


Temple students can borrow Dell Windows laptops using automated kiosks in various locations on Main Campus. Each kiosk contains 12 laptops.


The Laptop Share kiosk locations are listed below. To borrow a laptop, swipe your OWLcard and log in with your AccessNet username and password.

Charles Library

  • 1st floor:
    - 1 kiosk on the near the East side entrance
    - 1 kiosk in 24/7 area near the Event Space
  • 2nd floor:
    - 1 kiosk behind the elevators near the BookBot viewing windows
  • 3rd floor:
    - 1 kiosk on the east side in the periodicals reading area
  • 4th floor:
    - 1 kiosk on the west side, at the top of the stairs
    - 1 kiosk on the north end, by the open study area

Engineering Building

  • 1 kiosk on the ground floor, across from the elevators, by the stairs

Howard Gittis Student Center

  • 1 kiosk in the lower level by the entrance to the bookstore

Ritter Annex

  • First Floor
    - 1 kiosk in the Ritter Annex cafe

TECH Center

  • Second Floor Lobby
    - 1 kiosk in the front lounge

Tuttleman Learning Center

  • First Floor
    - 1 kiosk on the first floor, next to the stairs


  • Borrowing Period
    You can borrow up to one laptop at a time, for four hours.
  • Cost
    There is no cost for this service, provided you return the laptop within the four hour borrowing period (see Late Fines below).
  • Carrying the Laptop
    You are free to take the laptop with you around campus.
  • Personal Files
    Make sure to save your personal files to your cloud storage account (OneDrive or Google Drive) or flash drive. To delete your personal files from the laptop, make sure to restart or power off laptop before you return it. Note that your personal files will be deleted anytime the laptop restarts.
  • Return Process
    Before returning the laptop, make sure to delete your personal files by restarting or powering off the laptop. Note that your personal files will be deleted anytime the laptop restarts.
    Return the laptop to a kiosk at one of the locations listed above. Make sure to slide the laptop all the way in the slot until it locks in place. Then wait until a thank you message appears on the screen to confirm that the laptop is secured. Once the battery is recharged, the laptop will then be available again for borrowing.
  • Late Fees
    If you are late in returning a laptop, your account will be charged a fine:
    $10 for every hour that the laptop is late up to 24 hours. After 24 hours, you will be charged the cost of the laptop.
  • Liability and Responsibility
    You are responsible for the safety and condition of the equipment that you borrow. For more information, see the Borrower's Agreement.

Available Software

Each Laptop Share laptop contains the following software:

7-zip 19
Accessibility Tools
Adobe Creative Cloud 2019
Adobe Flash
Adobe Reader DC
ANSYS Ansys CFD+Mechanical 2019 R2
Arduino Arduino 1.6.5-r2
Army Corps of Engineers HEC-HMS 4.21
Army Corps of Engineers HEC-RAS 5.05
Atmel Atmel Studio 7.0.1931
Audacity Audacity 2.3
Audacity MP3 Plugin
Autodesk AutoCAD 2020
Autodesk HSMWorks 2020
Autodesk Revit 2020
Bentley LEAP Bridge Concrete
Bentley LEAP Bridge Steel
Bentley MicroStation
Bentley RAM Concept x64
Bentley RAM Connection
Bentley RAM Elements
Bentley RAM Structural System x64
Bentley STAAD.Pro
Bitvise SSH Client
CAMO Software The Unscrambler X
Citrix Receiver
CNC Software Mastercam 2020
Dassault Systemes Solidworks 2019 SP2
Digilent Adept System 2.18.2
Digilent Adept Utilities 2.2.1
Digilent WaveForms 3.8.2
EAWAG Aquasim 2
EPA EPANET 2.00.12
EPA EPI Suite 4.11
EPA SWMM 5.1.013
Git Git for Windows 2.22.0
Google Chrome
Google Earth Pro
Hydromantis GPS-X 6.4
iWorx LabScribe2NI
Java OpenJDK (AdoptOpenJDK packages - Oracle license changed) 11
Java OpenJDK (AdoptOpenJDK packages - Oracle license changed) 8u222
Jaws 2019
LibrePilot LibrePilot 16.09
Mathamatica 12
Mathworks MATLAB
Matlab 2019a
Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
Microsoft Office 2019
MiKTeX MiKTeX 2.9.5105
Mozilla Firefox
National Instruments Circuit Design Suite (Multisim + Ultiboard) 14
National Instruments LabVIEW 2019
NetBeans NetBeans Java SE 8.2
Network Recording Player
NIH ImageJ - Fiji
Notepad++ 7.7.1
PC-PROGRESS Hydrus-1D 4.16.0110
Python 2.7 x64 2.7.13
Read & Write Gold
Sage Sage Estimating MSSQL 19.11
SAS for Windows 9.4
SAS JMP Pro 14.2
SoX 14.4.1
SPSS for Windows 26
Structurepoint spSlab, spBeam, spWall, spColumn, spMats, spFrame
Tableau 2019
TRANE CDS Duct and Pipe Designer 4.1
USDA WinTR-55 1.00.10
USGS TopoDrive/ParticleFlow 1
VcXsrv Xorg Server
Videolan VLC 3.0
Webex Player
Wilson Engineering WRDB 6.1
Windows 10 x64
WinSCP WinSCP 5.5.4
Wolfram Mathematica 11.1.0
ZOOM Plugin
ZoomText 11

Borrower's Agreement

A copy of the borrower's agreement appears below:

Laptop Share Terms of Service

Temple University Information Technology Services is offering Laptop Share to all currently enrolled Temple University students. Laptop Share will allow students to borrow a laptop for a period up to four (4) hours from multiple kiosks throughout the Temple Main Campus. The current locations are Charles Library and the TECH Center.  

To use the Laptop Share program, I agree to abide by the following usage guidelines:

  • I can only borrow one laptop at a time. 
  • I must present a valid Temple University OWLCard.
  • I must never leave the laptop unattended.
  • I must return the laptop in the same working condition and good order in which I received it.
  • I must return the laptop to a kiosk within four hours, and place the laptop securely in the kiosk.
  • I must abide by the Temple University Technology and Software Usage Policy.
  • I understand that I am financially responsible for the value of the laptop borrowed, up to a maximum of $2,100, if the laptop is late, damaged, lost or stolen. (See “Late Fines” and “Liabilities and Responsibilities” below.)
  • Failure to comply with these guidelines may also result in denial of current and future privileges for the Laptop Share Program.

Late Fines

If the guidelines above are followed, use of this Laptop Share Program is free. If I am late in returning the laptop, I will be subjected to the following fines:

  • $10.00 for up to 60 minutes late; and
  • $10.00 each 60 minutes or portion thereof late beyond the initial 60 minutes.
  • After 12 hours late, I will be billed for the replacement cost of the laptop and any installed software, up to a maximum of $2,100

Liabilities and Responsibilities

I assume all responsibility for the safety and condition of the laptop borrowed through the Laptop Share Program:

  • I will report any malfunctions and/or damage when returning the laptop.
  • I will report immediately, any laptop that appears damaged at time of checkout.
  • I am responsible for the costs of repair and/or replacement of the laptop that results from theft, loss, misuse, or neglect by myself or any other persons. My maximum liability for repair or replacement is two thousand, one hundred dollars ($2,100).
  • I also agree to pay any collection costs and/or attorney’s fees if I do not pay amounts owed by me when due.
  • I agree the University can place a hold upon my registration for classes and/or my graduation, restrict me from participating in the Laptop Share program, and withhold official transcripts and diplomas.
  • I am solely responsible for properly saving and copying my files to network resources provided by the University.  I do not hold the University responsible for any losses of data. I understand that the computer memory will be wiped after my use and all my work saved on the laptop will be lost. 
  • The University assumes no responsibility for the performance or functioning of these computers. I also understand that these are shared computers and that I should not save personal or confidential information on the hard drive or in any system that could be accessed by other users.  In the event my work, software, assignment, personally identifiable information or other materials are stolen, lost, deleted or corrupted, I acknowledge, that in consideration of participating in this free program, that I release and discharge Temple from any and all liability related to loss of any of my data.

By clicking the “Agree” button below, I certify that I have read, understand and hereby accept all of the terms and conditions of, and do intend to be legally bound by this agreement with Temple University.


  • What is Laptop Share?
    Laptop Share is a program for loaning laptops through an automated kiosk. The program allows students to borrow a laptop from one kiosk and return it to another. Please let us know what you think by sending email to
  • How long can I borrow a laptop?
    You can borrow a laptop for up to four hours.
  • Can I borrow more than one laptop at a time?
    No, you are permitted to borrow only one laptop at a time.
  • Is there a late fee and how much is it?
    Yes, there is a late fee of up to $10 per hour for every hour it is late. 
  • Where do I view my fees and how do I pay?
    Late fees are processed through the University Libraries. To view your fees, log in to your library account by going to and clicking My Library Account. To pay your fees, please visit the One Stop Assistance Desk at Charles Library.
  • What happens if I lose or damage the laptop?
    You are financially responsible for loss or damage. 
  • Do I have to sign an agreement form?
    Yes, at the kiosk when checking out a laptop. Click "I agree" after reviewing the agreement. 
  • What do I do if the Laptop is not functioning properly?
    Return the laptop to the kiosk. If returned within 15 minutes, you will be asked if there was a problem with the laptop. Please choose the answer that best describes the issue. Check out another laptop if available.
  • Can I return a laptop to a staff member?
    No, laptops must be returned to a kiosk, and inserted completely into an open bay. If a kiosk is full, you will have to bring it to another kiosk to return it. If there is a problem with the kiosk, please talk to the staff at one those desks. 
  • Do you restrict where I can take the laptop?
    No, but you must return it within four hours.
  • Can I use a non-Temple wireless network?
    No. To log in and use the laptop, you must be connected to a Temple wireless network.
  • When I return the laptop, what happens to any data I have left on it?
    Before returning the laptop, make sure to delete your personal files by restarting or powering off the laptop. Note that your personal files will be deleted anytime the laptop restarts.
  • Other questions about costs and payment?
    Please settle fines $10 at the One Stop Assistance Desk at Charles Library prior to checking out another laptop. Accounts must be up-to-date and in good standing prior to check out. 
  • The library is closed. What should I do with the laptop?
    Bring the laptop to the kiosk in the lounge on the 2nd floor of the TECH Center, and insert it in an open bay. If there are any issues, please see a consultant at the Consultant Desk in the lab.

Get Help

To report an issue or obtain help with using the kiosk or laptop, please visit:

  • Charles Library One Stop Assistance Desk
  • TECH Center Consultant Desk

Help Desk
You can also contact the Help Desk:
Phone: 215-204-8000