IS&T maintains a limited pool of computing equipment available for loan to MIT students, faculty, and staff who do not possess equipment with which to learn or teach remotely. Note that there are separate options and loan request forms for students and for faculty and staff.

Available To 
Students, Faculty, Staff

Benefits and key features

To mitigate the impacts of COVID-19, IS&T is providing a range of IT resources to the community, both to ensure continuity of the Institute's mission and to best support community members as they engage in their MIT activities remotely.

Requirements

  • Students requesting equipment must be currently enrolled.
  • Faculty and staff must provide a valid Institute cost object, which will be used for tracking purposes only, and will not be charged.

Getting started

Note that there are separate options and request forms for students and for faculty and staff.

Students: There are two equipment loan programs for MIT Students.

  • For all students: Request a laptop, hotspot, and/or other peripherals. Log in using Touchstone and complete the computing equipment loan request for students.
  • For undergraduate students and graduate students working as TAs only: IS&T is loaning an iPad bundle for use during Academic Year 2020-21. The loan request form is now closed, and will be made available again before the start of the spring term. Requests received to date are being fulfilled. If you need assistance with your loaner iPad, reply to your request ticket email or contact the Service Desk.
  • If you have a computing need not listed here, contact the Service Desk to discuss your circumstances.

Faculty and Staff: Log in using Touchstone and complete the computing equipment loan request for faculty and staff.