Computer and Hardware Purchasing


Departmental Purchases

Departmental purchases of computer hardware and peripherals can currently be done online in BuySite using integrated catalogs from Dell and Apple. Other peripheral equipment is available in BuySite using the integrated catalog from GovConnection. Hewlett Packard LaserJet printers and associated consummables for the printers are available in Buysite using the hosted catalog from Office Machines.  For large orders or orders requiring special handling, please email

Desktop and laptop equipment can also be leased from IT Services, which helps departments plan and normalize operational expenses.

Personal Purchases

PC and Mac purchases for personal use are available to faculty, staff, and students under an agreement between IT Services and several vendors.  Please use the links below to choose and order items directly from Apple, Dell, and Lenovo: 

  • Apple:
  • Dell:
  • Lenovo:
    • Educational discounts available on Lenovo’s commercial-class Think branded desktops, notebooks, and workstations
    • Online portal with availability and support for order placement and tracking, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year


How to Request this Service: 

See above


Varies according to items being purchased.

Websites are available 24x7 except during maintenance periods as set by the vendors.

Contact the ITS Service Desk by phone at 773-702-5800 (2-5800), via email at, or at the TECHB@R on the first floor of Regenstein Library during reference desk hours.

For repair, contact the IT Services Computer Repair Service for assistance.