Laptop loan

About the service

Don’t want to take your laptop to university or can’t afford one? Borrow a laptop from the library from the self-service lending system or in person at the lending desks of participating libraries.

General conditions

  • The service is intended for CU FA students (not for internship students or students and staff of other CU faculties) who are registered users of the CU FA Library. Students can borrow a laptop for up to 14 days.
  • A user can borrow up to one laptop at a time.
  • Before the first loan, you must familiarize yourself with the full text of the contractual terms and conditions and sign the framework loan agreement with the staff at the Jan Palach Library’s loan desk; in the case of self-service borrowing, you must also familiarize yourself with the instructions for using the self-service checkout (see below). The instructions are also printed and visibly placed right next to the terminal of the self-service system.
  • We also lend the charger and the basic protective case separately at the lending desks of participating libraries. A late fee for a laptop not returned on time is CZK 100/day.
  • A laptop loaned in the form of a self-service loan at the Jan Palach Library has to be returned in the same way during the specified opening hours of the library.


The notebooks are equipped with basic office software for everyday use:

  • MS Office 2016 package
  • web browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Edge, Explorer
  • 7-Zip
  • Media Player Classic
  • Notepad++
  • IrfanView
  • Adobe Reader DC
  • 602 Form Filler
  • MPC-HC
  • Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client
  • ℹ️ Video conference tools MS Teams and ZOOM can be installed manually by the user:
    • Download links: MS Teams (Download app for desktop), ZOOM (Zoom client for meetings)

Libraries involved

  • Jan Palach Library – self-service loan, red study room | contact
  • English and Romance Studies Library | contact
  • Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archive Studies Library | contact
  • Sporck Palace Library | contact
  • Mongolian and Tibetan Studies Library | contact
  • Far East Studies Library | contact
  • Institute of Musicology Library | contact
  • Department of Archaeology Library | contact

Loan agreement

To use the laptop loan service (self-service and non-self-service in selected libraries), you must familiarize yourself with the terms and conditions and agree to them by signing the contract at the loan desk of the Jan Palach Library. You can find the full text of the agreement here.

Instructions for using the self-service laptop loan (Jan Palach Library)