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Loaner Laptop Program

The Loaner Laptop Program is not available during Summer Quarter 2018
Laptops will be available again Fall Semester 2018 for eligible students

Determination of Eligibility

Financial Aid Students
It is not necessary for students to apply for admission to the Loaner Laptop Program. The screening of eligibility is done through the Financial Aid office and is based on the following criteria:

  • the student is an undergraduate financial aid student who is carrying a minimum of 12 units
  • the student has maxed out his or her traditional avenues of financial aid
  • the student has an expected family contribution of $0.00

An eligibility email is sent to the horizon email id of the students around first week of classes.

Other Students
The Student Loaner Laptop Program is intended for academic use by pre-approved application. Please use this form to submit your application. Approved students will be notified by email.

Checkout Procedure

Laptops are checked out on a first-come first-served basis. If you have received an eligibility email during the first day of each quarter, call (510) 885-4152 to set up an appointment.

On the day of appointment come to the Learning Commons (located in the Lower Mall of the Library) along with a copy of the email that you have received and a CSUEB ID.

Specifications of laptops available

The Library Learning Commons provides various models of Dell Latitude Laptops as part of the Loaner Laptop Program

Pre-Installed Software

Main Apps

  • IBM SPSS Statistics 23
  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Open Office 4.1.2
  • Pharos Printer Driver
  • Putty
  • R Graphical User Interface


  • Adobe Reader X1
  • Microsoft Calculator Plus
  • C Cleaner
  • Anti-Malware
  • Roxio Creator Starter
  • Media Players – VLC, Classic
  • GNU Image Manipulation Program 2
  • QuickTime Player

Students may install software on the machine just as they would on their personal laptop. The Library Learning Commons does not create custom software images for individual needs or for specific classes.