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LapSafe Laptops

Loan Period: LapSafe laptops have a 6 Hour Loan Period - or 15 minutes before the Library closes, whichever is sooner.

Laptop Login:   Password: Computer password   WiFi: EduRoam 

Installed Software Applications:

Apple Mac Books

  • MS Office 365 - Excel, PowerPoint, Word, OneDrive
  • Adobe CC 2022 - Acrobat DC, After Effects, Animate, Audition, Bridge, Character Animator, Dimension, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom Classic, Media Encoder, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Substance 3D Designer/Painter/Sampler and Stager.
  • SketchUp 2022
  • Mac OS Applications - Pages, Keynote, Numbers
  • Claro Suite
  • Web Browsers - Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari
  • VLC Media Player

Dell PC Laptops

  • MS Office 365 - Excel, OnNote, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher, Visio, Word, OneDrive
  • Adobe CC 2022 - Acrobat DC, After Effects, Bridge, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom Classic, Photoshop
  • Claro Suite
  • Web Browsers - Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome
  • VLC Media Player

Printing: Release Print. This is the default when a user goes to print

File Access: Use MyAUB on OneDrive (1.0TB storage) or USB Drive

Saving your work: Always save a copy of your work on OneDrive or USB Drive or email a copy to yourself. Any documents saved on the Laptops will be not be maintained when you shutdown laptop. We cannot recover work which has been saved onto the laptop after it has been shut down. Please backup or save your work to another device.

  1. Tap the Borrow button on the Touch Screen
  2. Place your Student Card on the card reader beneath the Touch Screen
  3. Enter your Library PIN
  4. Read and Accept the Terms and Conditions
  5. The Screen will show you which locker your laptop will be presented from (e.g.AAl2)
  6. Place your Student Card by the card reader on the appropriate bay holding the laptop
  7. The Locker Door will 'click', `light up' and 'unlock'
  8. Open the Door and disconnect the laptop charger cable 
  9. Remove laptop from Locker
  10. Close the Locker Door
  11. Tap Finish on the Touch Screen and take receipt showing the return date and time.
  1. Shut down the laptop
  2. Tap the Return button on the Touch Screen
  3. Place your Student Card on the card reader beneath the Touch Screen
  4. Enter your Library PIN
  5. The screen will show which Locker your laptop will need to be returned to and the Locker Door will unlock (e.g. AB01)
  6. You must reconnect the laptop charger cable in the Locker (when this is correctly connected the red light will show)
  7. Close the Locker door, making sure it has locked
  8. Tap Finish on the Touch Screen
Please note: You may be fined if the Laptop is not connected to the laptop charger or the Locker door is not shut properly

Lapsafe Ts and Cs
This Laptop can be used within the AUB Campus where WiFi networking exists.
The Laptop must be returned to the Library within the 6 hours maximum loan period or 15 minutes before the Library's closing time, whichever is sooner.
The fine for late return is £5 per hour, up to 6 hours (Max Fine £20) at which point your Library account will be automatically blocked.
Replacement cost for the laptop is £1,700 (inc vat)

Acceptable Use Policy
I accept full responsibility for the safekeeping and safe return of the laptop.
I will not leave the laptop unattended or unsecure.
The laptop must be returned in person to the locker within the Library.
I understand that I may be deemed liable for the full cost of repairing or replacing the laptop if the University determines that the damage was due to negligence on my behalf.

Please ignore the countdown clock displayed on the Library MacBooks. This relates to the Library's closing time and is not a countdown to when you need to return the device to the LapSafe.

What's my PIN?

All Library users are required to use a PIN with their Library card to access the Lapsafe and use the Self Service machines.

Please watch this video for help setting up or resetting a Library PIN, or follow the instructions below:

  • On this page, enter your AUB ID card number under Login, and click Submit
  • You will then receive an email from the Library with the subject Set new library PIN
  • Click the link in the email (under You can now create your new PIN using the following link:)
  • In the next page enter a new PIN - ensuring it contains at least 1 uppercase and 1 lowercase character, and 1 number.
    (Your PIN can be the same as your AUB password but cannot contain special characters) 
  • Re-type your new PIN and click Submit