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. 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.

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.

  • Adobe Acrobat Professional
  • ArcGIS
  • Cisco Jabber Video
  • EndNote
  • EpiInfo
  • Examplify
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Google Earth
  • Microsoft  Edge
  • Microsoft Office
  • SPSS
  • VLC Media Player
  • VUE
  • Zotero