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Using the Libraries

Loaner Laptop Program

Summer Semester

Borrowing or Renewing Laptops and Hotspots

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

If you have checked out devices (laptops and/or hotspots) from the Library Learning Commons, please return them on or before Monday, May 23, 2022.

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

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 registered student on a first-come, first-served basis as long as supplies last.

Laptop Loan Period Due Date Renewable
One semester
(not available for Summer Session)
Due by 4:00pm the last day of the semester With verification of continued enrollment

How to Check Out a Laptop

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 or 510-885-4152.

How to Renew Your Laptop

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.

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.