• Laptops are updated with the most recent operating system
  • Laptops are equipped with the same software packages available on computing center desktops.
  • Laptops can connect to the USC Guest Wireless and USC Secure Wireless networks, allowing you to work outside the computing center environment.
  • Laptops may be checked out for four hours. You will be emailed confirmation of the laptop loan and the required time of return.
  • Late fees will be assessed for the late return of any laptop. See Pricing below for more information.
  • Confirmation of the loan renewal and required time of return will be emailed.


  • This service is only available to currently enrolled USC students with a valid USC Card.
  • Students may be excluded from the laptop loan service at ITS’s discretion for repeated late laptop returns, damage, or loss of loaned laptops.
  • Rentals are available for up to 4 hours and can be extended for an additional 4 hours. Laptop rentals are available in the basement of Leavy Library. To reserve a laptop, please visit the ITS Desk.
  • You must present a valid USC card to be scanned and fill out the Student Laptop Loan Agreement.


  • First four-hour loan: No charge
  • Four-hour renewal, if arranged prior to the expiration of first four-hour loan: No charge
  • Late return of loaned laptop: $20.00 for every 30 minutes late, up to the replacement cost of the laptop. Email reminders for late returns and late fees assessed are sent to the student. 

NOTE: Computing accessories may also be checked out by faculty, staff, and students at the USC Computing Centers. Available accessories include:

  • HDMI adapters
  • Computer mice

Learning Environments Support

 ITS Support 

  • The ITS Service Desk provides support to the USC community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 
  • Call (213) 740-5555 and choose option 2 to receive assistance. 
  • Email consult@usc.edu for support from Monday to Friday, 8 am to 6 pm. 
  • Open a Support Ticket on the ITS Service Portal.

Student Laptop Loan Agreement

I agree that I am responsible for returning this laptop on time in the same condition as when I borrowed it. I understand that:

  1. If, after an ITS staff inspection, it is determined that I damaged the laptop screen, hardware, and/or casing, I will be charged repair or replacement costs.
  2. If, after an ITS staff inspection, it is determined that I did not return all cables or accessories, I will be charged replacement costs.
  3. If I tamper with the equipment, I will be charged to repair or replace the laptop and any cables or accessories and may also be subject to disciplinary action.
  4. If I fail to return the laptop on time to the same location from which I borrowed it, I will be fined $20 for the first 30 minutes and $20 for each successive 30 minutes after the due time, up to the total cost of a replacement laptop.
  5. ITS is not responsible for damage to data caused by viruses that may exist on the network or are spread through the network or from software malfunctions.
  6. ITS is not responsible for damage to external drives or any other devices plugged into the laptop.
  7. I cannot save files on the laptop’s hard drive and must save my files by copying them to another location (for example a USB flash drive). All files left on the laptop will be erased. ITS accepts no responsibility for lost files.
  8. I agree to abide by USC’s Computing Policies: https://www.usc.edu/its/policies.

I understand that by borrowing this laptop, I am responsible for its return. I agree never to leave the laptop unattended or in someone else’s care. If the laptop is stolen while on loan to me, I am responsible for the entire replacement cost of the equipment.