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Borrow a Laptop

Students can borrow a laptop for up to eight hours across several TAFE SA campuses.

  • Adelaide City Campus: Outside of the library
  • Barossa (Nuriootpa): Student Hub
  • Berri: Student Hub
  • Gilles Plains: Outside of the library
  • Mount Gambier: Student Hub
  • Murray Bridge: Student Hub
  • Port Lincoln: Student Hub
  • Port Pirie: Corridor outside of Student Hub
  • Regency: Library entrance area in B Block
  • Tonsley: Building 5, ground floor
  • Urrbrae: Corridor outside of Student Hub
  • Whyalla: Main entrance foyer near Student Hub

How to borrow a laptop

Follow the instructions on the touch screen:

Step 1: Swipe your TAFE SA ID card and enter your PIN when prompted:

  • Student PIN - The first four digits of your birthdate <ddmm>
  • Please see Library or Student Hub staff to reset your PIN.

Step 2: Review and Accept the Terms & Conditions

Step 3: Find the flashing door, scan your ID card on the unit, and unplug the laptop

Laptops should remain on campus and be returned within 8 hours or before the campus closes. 

Step-by-step instructions are also available on the unit.

Returning a laptop

  • Return the laptop before the campus closes.
  • Laptop loans cannot be renewed. If available, you can take out a different laptop for a further 8 hours.
  • Laptops must be returned to the campus they were borrowed from.
  • Remember to plug the laptop into the cable in the locker so that it can recharge.


All laptops use Windows 10 and have Microsoft Office 365 applications and Adobe Digital Editions installed.

Adelaide, Regency, Tonsley and Mount Gambier laptops feature additional software:

  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Civil
  • Autodesk Revit
  • Autodesk Navisworks Manage
  • Autodesk Advance Steel
  • Autodesk Inventor Professional

At Adelaide and Regency the laptops also feature MYOB.

Using a Borrowed Laptop

Logon to the laptop with your TAFE SA email address and password (for example 


  • You must bring your own headphones and mouse, these are not provided with the laptops.
  • You may be allocated a different laptop each time you borrow. For this reason, remember to save any work files to OneDrive. Avoid saving files directly on the computer's Desktop or local folders as they can’t be recovered.
  • Report any issues with laptops or the lockers to the Library or Student Hub staff.
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