Laptop Borrowing

Current Cummings School students, faculty and staff in good standing with the Webster Family Library are eligible to borrow a laptop.

Checkout Procedures

Laptops may be checked out from the Veterinary Library between 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Tufts University ID is required and borrowers must abide by the Laptop Checkout Agreement. If requested, a mouse or carrying case may also be checked out.


Students may only check out one laptop. These are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff can reserve laptops for use in teaching on campus. Please reserve laptops at least one week in advance by contacting the library. Pick-up, delivery and return of laptops should be arranged between 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Loan Period

Laptops can be checked out for seven days. The due date can be found by logging into your library account. Laptops are not renewable, and users should not check out another one immediately upon returning the first.

If you need a laptop for longer or if you are habitually late in returning your laptop, a limited number of long-term lending laptops are available. Based on your individual situation, a long-term lending laptop may be checked out to you instead of a week-long lending laptop.

Returning Laptops

Laptops and all accessories must be returned inside the library. A librarian will check to be sure all accessories have been returned. Note: No files can be saved on the laptop.

Replacement Charges

Following two overdue notices, the patron will receive a bill if the laptop and accessories have not been returned. Charges are as follows:

Laptop and Power Cord


The following software is installed on library laptops and computers, no other software may be installed.

  • Elements of the Equine Distal Lab
  • JupyterLab 
  • NVivo 
  • Wolfram Mathematica 13.2
  • QGIS 3.30.3
  • Examplify 
  • KNIME Analytics Platfrom
  • PIX4Dconnector
  • Adobe Lightroom Classic
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • GeoDa
  • EpiInfo 
  • Google Chrome 
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • GPowerNT
  • Minitab Statistical Software 
  • SigmaPlot 14.5
  • Mircosoft Teams 
  • CAST
  • IBM SPSS Statistics
  • NVivo 12
  • The Glass Dog
  • CytExpert 
  • JMP Pro 17 
  • NVivo 15 
  • The Glass Horse Equine Colic 
  • Pix4Dmapper 
  • Cisco AnyConnect 
  • Evni Py 
  • Matlab 
  • Microsoft Office 
  • Rstudio 
  • SAS 9.4
  • Sketch Up
  • Spyder
  • Stata 18
  • VMWare Horizon Client