Laptops Available for Checkout

Picture of an STFC funded Surface Pro 3

The UW Tacoma Library has 15 Surface Pro3 tablets and 8 MacBook Pro 11" laptops available for students to borrow. These mobile devices have almost all of the same software (minus GIS) as the computers in the Learning and Research Commons.

Visit the  UW Tacoma Learning and Research Commons service desk (1st floor of the Snoqualmie building) to checkout a mobile device. Only students can check out mobile devices. UW Tacoma students may borrow one mobile device per transaction for 72 hours (3-day loan). Return the device to the same service desk you borrowed it from by the recorded due date.

Faculty looking for laptops for their classroom need to contact Media Services

Funding for these mobile devices provided through the Student Technology Fee (STF).

Borrowing Agreement

Before each transaction, students are required to read the Borrowing Agreement which explains responsibilities, fines, and replacement costs.

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  • What's included when you checkout a mobile device? You either get a MacBook Pro 11" laptop or a Surface Pro 3, plus a power adapter, a copy of the Borrowing Agreement, and a case/sleeve for transporting the laptop and adapter. All items must return by the recorded due date and time, or fines and replacement costs may apply.
  • Checkouts are not renewable.
  • If the device is turned off ALL WORK SAVED TO THE HARD DRIVE WILL BE ERASED.
  • Save your work to a USB or to the cloud.
  • If the device asks for a password the username is UWTPATRON and the password is JohnMuir1918
  • You may download to the laptop, however, any application or file not included with the original laptop image will be removed upon RESTART
  • Built-in Apps for MacBook Pro 11"
    • iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers
    • Keynote, Maps, iBooks, Safari, Mail
    • FaceTime, Messages, Calendar, Contacts, Reminders
    • Time Machine, Photo Booth, iTunes, Preview
    • Notes, App Store
    • Microsoft Office
  • Built-in apps for the Surface Pro 3
    • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project, Visio, Access, Publisher)
    • 7-zip
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader
    • Adobe Digital Editions
    • Firefox
    • Google Chrome
    • R for windows
    • Safari
    • VLC Player
    • Window Eyes
    • Write-N-Cite
    • Zoomtext
    • Zotero