University of Michigan-Flint is now offering a limited number of laptop computers and other equipment for short term, emergency loans for students. The goal of this program is to ensure students have the technological resources they need to succeed at the university. Laptops will be available to students beginning on November 29 at the Thompson Library during their business hours.
Students who are registered for the current semester are eligible for this program.
How Long Can I Keep It?
Students are able to reserve laptops for up to one semester, but can submit a new application each semester. Laptops must be returned two days before the end of the semester. If a laptop is not returned timely, the student may face a financial charge on their university account for the laptop’s original value.
What Kind of Technology Is Available?
We have a limited amount of PC laptops available. All computers come with the Microsoft Office suite and Adobe Reader installed, as well as these additional pieces of software. We also have a limited number of headsets, microphones, and web cameras available.
The Laptop Accessibility Program is coordinated by the Division of Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, ITS, and the Thompson Library. Funding for this program has been provided by generous donations to the Student Affairs Opportunity Fund and the Provost’s Initiative Fund. If you would like to support either of these funds, give here.
How To Apply
To request a laptop, please complete the following steps.
- Complete the online pre-screening form. A staff member will review your application and reach out to you with next steps.
- Upon approval go to the Circulation Desk in the Library during open hours to sign an agreement form and check out your emergency equipment.
- Laptops must be returned to the Library at least two days before the end of the semester. If you are finished with the computer sooner than that, please return it to the Circulation Desk at the Library, so other students can benefit as soon as possible.