LendIT collection - borrow laptops and tablets free of charge

Borrow laptops and tablets from a library

We have a collection of laptops, tablets and MiFi devices which you can borrow free of charge for 7 days at a time. Loans can be renewed for another 7 days as long as no one else has reserved the equipment.

Laptops

We have 40 Lenovo Thinkpads.

  • Windows 10 operating system
  • Microsoft Office – log in with a personal Microsoft account. Register for a free Microsoft account.
  • LibreOffice installed as an alternative to Microsoft Office.
  • For security and confidentiality, all laptops are protected by a device management system which resets the laptop to start up status each time it is shut down.

Lenovo Thinkpad - check availability or reserve

Tablets

There are 20 Lenovo M10 2021 tablets to borrow.

  • 10.1 inch HD tablets
  • Touchscreen

Lenovo M10 2021 tablet - check availability or reserve

MiFi devices

There are 20 ZTE MiFi 2021 devices for loan.

  • Get online even without using WiFi or your mobile data.
  • MiFi connects to 3G/4G/5G networks and has a data allowance that creates a wireless hotspot.
  • Can be charged from a tablet or laptop.

ZTE MiFi 2021 device - check availability or reserve

How to borrow equipment from LendIT Collection

You need to be a member of Cambridgeshire Libraries to use this service.

We recommend reserving the equipment before collecting from your local library. 

Devices are held at:

They can be delivered to any of our 33 libraries. You will need to bring your library card to pick up the devices.

You can check availability and reserve a device using the links above.

How to use the equipment

You can connect the laptops and tablets to the internet on your home broadband, by using a MiFi device or by connecting to CambWifi hotspots around Cambridgeshire. Information is included with every device. 

We have added Ukrainian and Russian language options. Virtual Ukrainian/Russian keyboards are installed on each laptop’s home screen. Other languages can be added temporarily.