Who is eligible: Dornsife faculty and staff
Loan duration: Maximum of one semester
Equipment options: Mac and Windows laptops and tablets


About the loaner program

We created the DTS equipment loaner program to meet the technology needs of Dornsife faculty and staff on an emergency and temporary basis. You may want to place a loan request with us if, for example:

  • Your usual computer is undergoing repair or in the process of being replaced
  • Your usual computer is a desktop computer but you are traveling
  • Your usual computer is a desktop computer but you need a laptop for classroom presentations
  • You need a laptop while hosting an event or workshop

You will need a Dornsife Account to request and log into a laptop. If you don’t have a Dornsife Account, place a request online. Requests are typically processed within one business day.

Requesting an equipment loan

We ask that you submit your requests online at least one (1) business day in advance. This gives us time to process your request and prepare your laptop.

As our department has a limited number of devices available, requests are approved on a first-come, first-served basis. Additionally, due to our limited inventory, we cannot fulfill requests for laptop performance specifications beyond the option of a Mac or Windows operating system.


Request a laptop or tablet

Borrower responsibilites

Your responsibilities as outlined in the equipment loaner agreement are as follows:

Borrowers are solely responsible for the safe and timely return of all borrowed equipment, before the due date. All lending periods are for a maximum of one academic semester and all equipment must be returned on or before the last day of exams in the current academic semester.

Borrowers are responsible for loss, theft, and all damage beyond normal wear from reasonable use of the equipment. Borrowers will notify Dornsife Technology Services immediately upon incidents of loss, theft, or damage. In the event that equipment must be replaced or repaired, the borrower will be billed the repair or replacement costs. Borrowers are forbidden from erasing the operating system and management profiles. Files and data left on the device, after the device has been returned, will be irretrievable. Device loans may not be renewed and follow the equipment fine schedule at $20/day for each overdue day. All devices are supported on a “best effort” basis and are not guaranteed for any particular purpose. Malfunctioning devices and equipment should be returned to Dornsife Technology Services for repair or replacement.

Additional resources

Our equipment loaner program is not designed to be a permanent solution to a technology need, so please contact us at ts@dornsife.usc.edu to discuss the available options if you need a permanent solution.

Faculty Affairs computer funding program

If you are a full-time Dornsife faculty member, you may be eligible for a new computer purchase through the Faculty Affairs Computer Support Program:

ITS laptop loaner program for students

ITS loans laptops to USC students for up to four hours at a time from the Ahmanson Information Commons at Leavey Library.

Contact Us

Dornsife Technology Services

835 Bloom Walk, SHS 260
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Hours of Operation

Weekdays, 9am–5pm