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Computing Services at the Penn Libraries

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Lending 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. 

Libraries - lending laptops


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. 

Van Pelt Library: Tech Center  for use within the VanPelt Dietrich Library Center

  • 20 Mac book pro laptops for self check-out using laptop lending kiosk.

Holman Biotech Commons

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

  • 8 Windows Laptops
  • 5 Mac book pro 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.

  • 5 Windows Laptops
  • 5 Mac book pro 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 Mac book pro laptops
  • 6 Windows laptops

Lending laptop software

Win OS or Mac OS
Microsoft Office 2016
Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Safari (Mac OS only)
Internet Explorer (Win OS only)
Adobe Reader
Symantec Antivirus

Students may login using their PennKey username/password.