Laptop & iPad Lending Kiosks

Laptop Lending Kiosk

The Laptop Lending Kiosk provides access to a dozen MacBook Pro laptops through a lending kiosk located in W. W. Hagerty Library’s Bookmark Café. Both the Café and Kiosk are available 24/7. Any member of the Drexel community with a valid ID can borrow laptops from the Kiosk for use within the building for up to five hours.

  • The Laptop Lending Kiosk became available for use on Tuesday, December 4, 2012.
  • The Laptop Lending Kiosk is available anytime the Bookmark Cafe is open [24/7 during the academic term].
  • Laptops in the kiosk are available for up to five hours.
  • Laptop use is limited to W. W. Hagerty Library and the Bookmark Café.
  • Borrowers must agree to the Terms of Service at checkout.
  • Laptop Lending Kiosk Images

iPad Lending Kiosk

The iPad Lending Kiosk provides access to a dozen iPads through a lending kiosk located in the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships available for Manuta and Powelton Village residents and Drexel students to use. Community members will be able to use their Free Library of Philadelphia library card to sign out an iPad and use it for a maximum of four hours. Similarly, with a swipe of their Drexel ID, students will be able to do the same. Any personal information entered by users on the iPad will be removed when the iPad is returned to the kiosk.

Additional Information

Lending Kiosk Information

Drexel Implementation

  • Laptops in the machine can be released at any battery level. The Libraries set the kiosk to not allow a machine to be checked out unless it has at least 70% battery life.
  • Drexel is the first institution to use 15” MacBook Pro laptops and the first to offer laptop lending in Philadelphia.
  • Drexel worked with LaptopsAnytime to develop a customized laptop kiosk that holds 12 computers– the company typically offers a 6 laptop kiosk with an extension until that houses 12 computers.
  • The kiosk works with Millennium, the Libraries’ integrated library system, and Drexel community ID cards: Dragon Cards.
  • Computers are networked to printers in W. W. Hagerty Library.
  • The laptops in the kiosk provide a variety of software for students.
  • Borrowers are financially responsible for lost or stolen computers.
  • Laptops are cleared of personal information when they are returned to the kiosk. This process takes, on average, a few minutes.
  • After a laptop is returned, it cannot be borrowed again until the personal information is cleared and the battery reaches at least 70%.

The Kiosks

  • The Kiosk vendor is LaptopsAnytime based in Dallas, TX.
  • The welcome and help screens of the kiosk are customizable
  • The kiosk is equipped with a built in camera for security and identification.
  • When a user checks out a machine, the Kiosk will dispense the available laptop with the longest battery life.