Fall Semester – Borrowing or Renewing Laptops
The library has a limited number of wifi hotspots and laptops to check out, on a first come, first served basis. All laptops and wifi hotspots will be checked out for the entire fall semester. Students that have laptops or hot spots checked out for the Spring 2021 semester who are not taking classes in Summer 2021 but are enrolled for Fall 2021, can renew their laptops or hot spots (with verification of Fall 2021 enrollment of at least one course) until January 3, 2022. For more information, please see the laptop/hotspot FAQ, or contact the Learning Commons at (510) 885-4152 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Library Learning Commons has a limited supply of laptop computers available to check out for an entire semester, one month, two weeks, or one week. The laptops can be checked out by any registered student on a first-come, first-served basis as long as supplies last.
|Laptop Loan Period||Due Date||Renewable|
(not available for Summer Session)
|Due by 4:00pm the last day of the semester||Not renewable|
|One month||Due in 30 days||Renewable up to 3 times in one semester|
|Two weeks||Due in two weeks, excluding weekends||Renewable 3 times, up to eight weeks total|
|One week||Due in one week, excluding weekends||Renewable 3 times, up to one month total|
If you haven't made an online reservation, laptops are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To check out either a reserved or available laptop, please bring your Bay Card to the Learning Commons located on the Library Lower Mall. For more information, please contact the Library Learning Commons at email@example.com or 510-885-4152.
Laptops must be renewed in-person at the Library Learning Commons on the Hayward campus. Laptops cannot be renewed online. Please bring your laptop to the Learning Commons located on the Library Lower Mall if you would like to renew.
If your laptop is damaged, stolen, or lost during your loan period, please contact the Library Learning Commons immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-885-4152. You are financially responsible for the cost of repairing or replacing the laptop. The cost for repair or replacement will depend on the laptop model.
The Library Learning Commons provides various models of laptops and Chromebooks as part of the Loaner Laptop Program.
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.