Information Technology Services (ITS) is pleased to announce three new laptop checkout kiosks on campus.

Our laptop kiosk machines are intended to give students greater access to technology, anywhere, anytime, and anyplace they need it.

How to get a laptop

Retrieving a laptop from the kiosk is quick and easy. Follow the steps below and out pops one of the 12 Lenovo laptops.

  1. Click on the “Checkout” button on the touch screen.
  2. Read the Loaner Terms and click “Agree”.
  3. Swipe your Washburn iCard, the blue magnetic stripe.
  4. Enter your Washburn E-Mail password.
  5. A laptop will eject.

The fully charged computers are available for eight hours. Return the laptop back to the machine and it will automatically wipe it clean of your work and recharges it for the next person.

Note: You must save your work to your network home directory or OneDrive.

Kiosk machine locations

Three convenient locations near:

  • Henderson 107
  • Morgan 203
  • Union 106

Check out our campus maps if you need help locating the kiosks.

Access All Campus Software

These laptops were chosen to specifically utilize our virtual desktop (VDI) environment. This gives students access to all the campus software on our computer labs remotely. Visit https://washburn.edu/its/files/VDI-quick-start-guide.pdf for instructions on how to login into VDI. Or visit https://washburn.edu/its/vpn.html for VDI and other types of remote access.

Additional options

Need a power adapter to go along with that laptop? Visit the Bennet Computer Center Room 102 to loan out a power adapter.

How-To Video

Follow the quick and easy checkout processs at a location on campus near you. Watch this short video to see how.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Follow the on-screen instructions. These instructions include reading and accepting the Loaner Laptop Terms of Use.
The time limit is 8 hours.
No written signature is required but you must read and accept the Loaner Laptop Terms of Use electronically each time you borrow a laptop.
Yes, however we recommend that you use an external storage device or cloud storage and save your work frequently that way. If the laptop reboots or runs out of power anytime during the allotted borrowing period all data is lost.
Return the laptop as soon as you realize there is a problem with it. Please choose the displayed option that most closely describes the problem you had with the laptop. Then check out another laptop if available.
There is a late fee of $25.00. This will be charged against your student account if you return the laptop late.
You are responsible for the loss or damage up to the total cost of the laptop per the Loaner Laptop Terms of Use you accepted when borrowing a laptop.
The kiosk performs functions such as deleting the previous patron’s data and recharging the battery. This takes 6 minutes depending how depleted the battery is, and during that time that device cannot be borrowed.
A laptop cannot be borrowed while it is in charging mode or if one was reported damaged. Charging laptops will show up as yellow on the kiosk screen. Damaged devices will show up as salmon with a wrench icon. Damaged devices will be repaired and replaced as soon as possible.
Log into the laptop right after you borrow it using your Washburn e-mail address and corresponding password. Once logged in, the laptop will automatically connect to the WU Secure wireless network.
Laptops are wiped clean of data to protect student privacy after each use.
All equipment provided is virus free when delivered to you. If you get a virus while using the laptop simply reboot the unit and that will eliminate the virus. Be careful to save anything that you've created on the machine as that will also be erased.

GET IN TOUCH WITH ITS

Email the Technology Support Center
Email ITS Support

Call us for technical assistance
785.670.3000

Visit the Help Desk
Located in Bennett, Room 104

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