UW-Madison faculty, staff and students can rent the following items from the DoIT Help Desk on a daily, weekly, monthly or semester basis. A valid UW-Madison ID is required.

Rental check-out location and hours

Rentals are available for pickup at the Help Desk in the Computer Science Building at 1210 W. Dayton Street, just down the hall from the DoIT Tech Store.

  • Hours: 7:45 a.m. until 5:00 p.m, Monday through Friday.


Payment for rentals can be made by cash, check, DoIT number, or credit card. Payment is required in full at the time of equipment pickup.

Rental terms & conditions

Please view the full details of our rental terms & conditions.

Notebook computers for rent

  • All Apple notebooks include: Mac OS X 10.7.5 with Microsoft Office 2010, Windows 7 with Microsoft Office 2013, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Skype, and more.
  • All Dell notebooks include: Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2013, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and more.
  • Software & data policy: Customers are free to install any other software that they require. Please note that we do not support customer-installed software, and all software and data will be erased from the computer at the end of the rental period.
Model Daily Weekly
(7 Days)
(4 weeks)
Apple MacBook Pro, 2.26GHz, 2GB RAM $10 $25 $75 $150
Dell Latitude D630, 2.20GHz, 2GB RAM $10 $25 $75 $150
Dell Latitude E6400, 2.66GHz, 4GB RAM $10 $25 $75 $150

Wireless modems for rent

  • Modem service: Our wireless modems come complete with Verizon 3G or 4G service. Please note our modems only work within the US.
  • Modem availability: Please email us at rentals@doit.wisc.edu to set up a reservation. Due to high demand we only accept requests made up to 7 days in advance of the desired rental period.
Item Daily Weekly (7 days) Monthly (4 weeks)
Verizon 4G LTE USB Modem $5 $20 $50
Verizon MiFi 4G (LTE) Wireless Hotspot $5 $20 $50


Projector for rent

Our Epson 77C projector has VGA (compatible with virtually all PCs), RCA, and S-Video ports and comes with a carrying case. We also supply Apple computer display adapters with the projector upon request.

Item Daily Weekly (7 days)
Epson 77C Projector $25 $75
50″ Projection Screen $10 $30
70 ” Projection Screen $10 $30

Rental inquiries

For availability information, stop by our location or email us at rentals@doit.wisc.edu. Email inquires and rental reservations will receive an email response within four business hours.

Something you wish you could rent that’s not in this list?

We’re always interested in knowing what your rental needs are. Please email us at rentals@doit.wisc.edu.