IS&T maintains a limited pool of computing equipment available for loan to eligible MIT community members.

Available To 
Students, Faculty, Staff

Benefits and key features

  • Temporary loans: Students, faculty, and staff may borrow equipment to prevent a disruption to their MIT work while a device is out for repair or while waiting for a newly purchased device to arrive.
  • Academic year loans: Undergraduate students and those graduate students working as teaching assistants may borrow an iPad bundle for the current academic year.
  • International travel (new in 2023): Students, faculty, and staff traveling abroad are strongly encouraged to leave personal equipment at home and borrow secure devices for travel from IS&T.


  • Students requesting equipment must be currently enrolled.
  • Faculty and staff must provide a valid Institute cost object, which will be used for tracking purposes. Note: The cost object provided will be charged for the full replacement value of any equipment that is not returned.
  • Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery of loaner equipment.

Getting started

Temporary loan program:

Student iPad loan program:

International travel loan program:


  • Visit our service portal to view or update your loan request as well as any active support ticket you have.
  • If you have a computing need not listed here, contact the Service Desk to discuss your circumstances.