Computer lending program

Last updated on March 25, 2024

The DoIT Help Desk provides semester-long laptop and week-long hot spot modem loans primarily for student checkouts. Loans to faculty and staff are subject to availability and approval. Equipment is generally served on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Walk-In Help Desk. The Computer Lending Program does not provide reservations, and availability is not guaranteed. For information about the program’s policies, please see General Information.
For any questions about the DoIT Computer Lending Program that the FAQ does not answer, please contact the DoIT Help Desk or fill out our contact form.



  • Must be an active student, staff, or faculty member with a valid UW–‍Madison NetID and Wiscard.
  • Departments including individual faculty and staff are highly encouraged to work with their local IT to confirm their available resources before reaching out. Long-term loans are not available for departmental customers. All departmental requests are subject to approval.

Getting started

For immediate availability inquiries, please call in to the DoIT Help Desk or visit our 1210 W. Dayton Street location during the Walk-In Help Desk’s operational hours (7:45am-5pm, Monday through Friday)


  • Dell Laptops
  • Apple Laptops
  • Verizon Hot Spot Modems

Available to

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

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