Laptops Available In The Library


WEST HAVEN–The Marvin K. Peterson library is providing students a new service this fall. Dell laptop computers are now available for use within the library. A laptop can be taken to any location in the library because the entire building is a Wireless Zone.

If you want a quiet study area, you can go to the Upper Level with its picturesque views of the quadrangle on one side and Long Island Sound on the other. There are a number of individual study carrels to provide a quiet setting for studying, reading, and research. Or, you can use the Lower Level where conversational talking is allowed. You can work with a group of students at one of the many study tables on this floor. There are also easy chairs and a sofa for more relaxed seating.

Maybe you prefer using the laptop in one of the Group Study Rooms on the main level. If you have a class project that requires a presentation, this is an ideal place to practice with your colleagues before giving the presentation in class. Or, you might want a cup of coffee, a cookie, a sandwich, a soda, bottled water, or bagel in the Jazzman’s Café on the main level.
Just come to the Circulation Desk on the main level of the library with your current UNH picture ID and ask to borrow a laptop for a three-hour time period. You will be asked to sign a Laptop Loan Agreement at that time. You can also charge out a power cord and mouse to use with the library laptop. Each laptop has the Microsoft Office Suite and SPSS. Laptops automatically connect to the UNH campus network when booted up. Laptops are able to print to the Pharos print management system in the Library. Save your work though, because all items will be erased when the laptop is powered off. 

The library’s Laptop In-House Loan Policy is located on the web at or you are welcome to call 203-932-7197 with any questions regarding policies and procedures for library laptops. We hope that you will take advantage of this new service that the library offers UNH students, faculty and staff.

Many thanks go to Christine Edgar for preparing the library laptop policies and procedures and to Jason Williams of Information Services for making the laptops user-ready.