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Laptop, Tablet, & Device Checkout

The Library Technology Services desk located on the Main Floor, Core of the Library offers a variety of devices for checkout to current students, faculty, and staff during service desk operating hours.

Laptops, tablets, and hotspots are available for semester-long loans (due January 20, 2023) while graphing calculators can be loaned for 2-weeks with a 2-week online renewal option. You can also find 3-hour checkout items such as chargers, adapters, headphones, webcams, and more to use within the library during your time here.

Device List

If a semester check out device is out of inventory, patrons may put their name on the hold list. However, item availability is not guaranteed as all devices are not due until January 20, 2023. Alternatively, students may loan out laptops, hotspots, headsets, and webcams through the Device Loaner Program.

Renewals

2-week calculators and semester-long laptops, tablets, and hotspots may be renewed online by following the instructions on the LTS/CMS Renewal Guide.

Calculator renewals may only extend devices to a maximum 28-day loan period ONLY IF the item does not already have a wait list. Laptops, tablets, and hotspots due September 22, 2022 may be renewed to January 20, 2023 for students currently enrolled in the Fall 2022 semester. Otherwise, items must be returned back to the Library Technology Services desk on or before the due date during service desk operating hours.

Special Note: For students with HP Laptops numbers between 252 to 296, you will see a NOT RENEWABLE status. If you see this status, you must return your laptop on or before the due date of September 22, 2022. If you are enrolled in the Fall 2022 semester, we can exchange your laptop for a new Lenovo laptop due January 20, 2023.

Software

Available Software
Computer Location Software List
Windows Laptop HP Laptop Software List (PDF)
MacBook MacBook Software List (PDF)
iPads iPad Software List (PDF)

Policies

  • All patrons must sign a System and Device Loan Agreement form before checking out devices for the first time.
  • Device checkout is available during LTS service desk hours.
  • Borrowers must be current CSUN students, faculty or staff, must hold a currently valid CSUN ID card, and have no outstanding library fees.
  • Devices cannot be reserved and are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • If an item you need is fully checked out you may place a hold for the next available item in person with your CSUN ID card.
  • Holds must be picked up within 24 hours after receiving the hold pickup email.
  • Only current CSUN students may check out Mobile Hotspots.
  • Only one laptop or tablet per person may be checked out.
  • All checked out items must be returned to the LTS desk on or before the due date. Items must be returned one hour before closing (excluding 3-hour items).
  • Devices are checked out as 'kits' that include chargers, cases, etc. An item is not considered returned until all components in the kit are returned.
  • Any overdue or replacement fees accrued must be paid to the University Library to avoid/clear any A&R holds placed on your CSUN account.

Fees

  • Semester-Long/Two-Week Checkout Items
    • $10 overdue fee per day or portion thereof for each item until all parts are returned
    • $75 processing fee for each lost/damaged item
  • 3-Hour Checkout Items
    • $1 overdue fee per hour or portion thereof for each item until all parts are returned
    • $15 processing fee for each lost/damaged item

Computers

The University Library provides access to computers throughout the building in support of research and learning at California State University, Northridge.

  • Please see our Computers page for full details.

Device Loaner Program – CSUN Campus Store

For other device checkout options, please visit the Campus Store to learn more about their Device Loaner Program.