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Laptop Programs:

Mac laptops are available and may be borrowed from the circulation desk located at the entrance of Nicholson Library for use within the library.


To borrow a laptop you must be currently enrolled at or employed by Linfield University (student, faculty or staff) with a VALID Linfield ID card. Your student status must be current in the library’s online circulation system. You will also need to sign a form each year acknowledging responsibility for the laptop while it is in your possession. To sign in to a laptop, you will need a Catnet ID and password (your Linfield email login and password).


Each laptop will undergo a short check-in and check-out process that requires your presence. We will be checking the laptop and any accompanying equipment. To expedite this process, please return your laptop turned ON and make sure you have saved your work or printed it out.

Laptops must be returned at least 30 minutes before the circulation desk closes.


Laptops may be borrowed for two hours. They may be renewed as long as no one is waiting for a laptop. To renew your laptop, bring the computer or your Linfield ID to the circulation desk.

Laptops may not be reserved.

There is a charge of $10 per hour for any laptop not returned on time. Fines accrue beginning immediately at two hours.

Laptops are available for checkout from the circulation desk near the entrance to Nicholson Library during the following hours for fall and spring semesters:

  • Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 12 a.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sunday: noon - 12 a.m.
Holiday breaks, January Term and summer hours will vary. See library hours or call 503-883-2261.

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