Main and Science Libraries

Laptop Checkout Policy

Eligible University of Georgia students can borrow laptops from the Circulation desks at the Main and Science Libraries. Borrowers must sign an agreement form before checking out the laptops. Borrowers are responsible for any lost or damaged laptops.

Laptops are checked out for 6 hours. They may not be checked out for overnight use. No renewals allowed.

There is no back-up system on the laptops. Once the power supply has been exhausted, unsaved work will be lost.

VR Kit Checkout Policy

Virtual Reality kits may be checked out to any UGA student, faculty, or staff for gaming or VR development. The VR kits are on loan from the Computer Engineering department and do not belong to the UGA Libraries. Borrowers must sign a VR kit agreement form before checking out the kit. 

VR kits are checked out for 72 hours. No renewals are allowed. Borrowers must wait 24 hours before checking out a VR kit again.

VR kits are available at the Science Library only.

Graphing calculators and scientific calculators are also available for 6-hour checkout at the Science Library only.

Overdue/Late Fees

Laptop: $10 per hour

VR Kit: $10 per hour

Maximum late fee per item: $50.00. No grace period for the accrual of overdue fees.

Damage / Replacement Cost

Laptop: $1,000

VR Oculus Rift Headset: $300

VR Laptop: $1700


Wireless Network Locations

All floors of the Main and Science Libraries are on the PAWS-Secure wireless network. A UGA MyID account is required to logon to the network. The wireless signal may be weak in some areas of these buildings due to range limitations.

There is also a wireless network for guests. For access to the "Welcome to UGA" Wireless Network for guests, call the EITS Help Desk on 706-542-3106.


Miller Learning Center (MLC)

Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students may borrow laptops, tablets, DSLR cameras and accessories, camcorders, microphones, e-readers, charging cables, and more.  This service is free of charge if items are returned on time, complete, and in working condition. We encourage students to use this equipment to create, learn, and explore the world around them!  For more information, visit Technology Lending at the MLC.