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Loaner Laptop Program

Summer 2024

Borrowing or Renewing Laptops

The library has a limited number of laptops to check out, on a first come, first served basis.

If you have checked out laptops from the Library Learning Commons, please return them on or before the due date.

If you are taking classes during the Summer and need a laptop for academic work, please call or email us at (510) 885-4152 or for reservations.

All laptop checkouts require a signed Device Checkout Agreement and proof of Summer 2024 enrollment.

Download the Device Checkout Agreement (A horizon email is required)

The Library Learning Commons has a limited supply of laptop computers available to check out for one semester. The laptops can be checked out by any currently registered student on a first-come, first-served basis as long as supplies last.

Laptop Loan Period Due Date Renewable
One semester
Due by 4:00pm the last day of the semester With verification of continued enrollment
and a signed Device Agreement

How to Check Out a Laptop

Laptops are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To check out a laptop, please bring your Bay Card to the Learning Commons located on the first floor of the CORE Building. For more information, please contact the Library Learning Commons at or 510-885-4152.

How to Renew Your Laptop

Laptops must be renewed in-person or by phone 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 first floor of the CORE Building if you would like to renew.

Damaged, Stolen, or Lost Laptops

If your laptop is damaged, stolen, or lost during your loan period, please contact the Library Learning Commons immediately at or 510-885-4152. You are financially responsible for the cost of repairing or replacing the laptop.

Laptop Specifications

Pre-Installed Software

Main Apps

  • Adobe Reader DX
  • IBM SPSS Statistics 23
  • Office 365
  • Pharos Printer Driver
  • R Graphical User Interface

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.