Laptop Lending Program

Current CSUSB students with valid Coyote OneCards (university ID) may check out MacBook Pro laptops capable of running either Mac OS X or Windows 7 at the Check-Out Desk. Laptops come with Kensington locks and chargers, and may leave the library building. Laptops print wirelessly to Printer 3 at the Reference Desk

Prioer to borrowing a laptop for the first time, the borrower must sign a form accepting responsibility for the laptop and the feeds associated with not returning it, or returning it late or damaged. Laptops MUST be returned in person at the Check-Out Desk and all laptops must be returned when the library closes regardless of the amount of time left on the loan.

Loan Period / Renewals: Laptops may be borrowed for a four-hour period. They may be renewed only once for an additional four-hour period. Renew in person at the Check-Out Desk, or online via My Library Account. However, if you owe more than $25.00 in library fines, you must renew in person at the Check-Out Desk.

Overdue fee: $10 an hour for a maximum of $480. After 48 hours, it is considered lost and a replacement fee will be charged.

Lost, stolen, or damaged replacement fees:

  • Up to $1,300 for laptops
  • $40 for Kensington locks
  • $80 for power chargers
  • $15 for laptop cases

Laptop Software:

Mac OS X Windows 7
  • Microsoft Office
  • Safari, Firefox, Chrome
  • iMovie
  • GarageBand
  • Zotero
  • Microsoft Office
  • Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome
  • Zotero

FAQs

Can I take the laptop to class?
Yes, laptops may leave the library building.
Can I keep a laptop overnight?
No. The laptop and accessories must be returned before the library closes at the end of the day, regardless of the amount of time left on the loan.
Where will my print job go?
Inside the library, print jobs are sent to Printer 3 located on the north side of the Reference Desk, on the first floor.
Can I place a hold on a laptop or reserve it?
No.
Can I save documents on the laptop?
Not exactly. Any files saved on the laptop will disappear when the laptop is restarted or turned on. Be certain to save your files to a USB drive, or upload them to a Web service such as Google Docs.