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Tablet and Laptop Checkout

The Oviatt Library building is closed until further notice. See what remote/alternative services are available below!

Connect to a Library Workstation in myCSUNsoftware.

12 high-end computers originally situated outside the CMS are now available remotely in myCSUNsoftware. The Multimedia and Science & Engineering workstations which are loaded with a full range of applications for digital creation/modeling/editing can now be accessed on your home device. Check out our Library Remote Workstation Guide for more details on what software is accessible and how to connect!

Library Laptop/Tablet Checkouts Suspended

Library laptop/tablet device check outs are currently suspended. Any items renewed through the online CMS/LTS Renewal Guide process are due Wednesday, December 23, 2020. If you would like to return your device early, the CSUN Campus Store is continuing to accept library device returns throughout the semester. Be sure to check their operating hours before you go.

Device Loaner Program – CSUN Campus Store

If you need to check out a laptop, hotspot, headset, or webcam the Device Loaner Program is now available for enrolled CSUN students at the CSUN Campus Store.

Laptops and tablets are available for 7-day checkout to current students, faculty, and staff from the Library Technology Services department on the Main Floor of the Library. A valid CSUN student or employee ID is required.

7-Day Check-out Devices (off-site)

Tablets
System Software Library has*
iPad 10.2", 128GB, Space Gray with Keyboard Latest iOS, Microsoft Office 40
Surface Pro 4 (2013) Windows 10, Microsoft Office 5
Laptops
System Software Library has*
HP EliteBook 830 G5 Windows 10, Microsoft Office 54
HP EliteBook 840 G3 Windows 10, Microsoft Office 41
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) Latest iOS, Microsoft Office 20
MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) Latest iOS, Microsoft Office 10
Other
Item Library has*
MiFi 8000 Mobile Hotspot 10
TI-84 Plus Calculator (7-day) 10

*Actual number of devices available for checkout varies. Please contact us for accurate number.

Device Accessory Checkout

3-Hour Check-out (on-site use only)

Phone Chargers
Item Library has*
Micro USB Android Chargers 10
Type-C Android Chargers 10
iPhone Lightning Chargers 15
MacBook Chargers
Item Library has*
OLD MacBook Chargers 3
NEW MacBook Chargers 6
USB-C MacBook Chargers 6
Adapters
Item Library has*
Apple Lightning to HDMI Adapter 8
Mac DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter 10
PC DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter 8
Type C to HDMI Adapter 10
HDMI to HDMI Adapter 5
USB-C to USB Adapter 5
Other
Item Library has*
LG Slim Portable Disk Reader/Writer 5
Monoprice Hi-Fi DJ-Style Headphones 25
TI-84 Plus Calculator (3-hour) 10

*Actual number of devices available for checkout varies. Please contact us for accurate number.

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Software

The following software is loaded on the 7-day checkout HP Laptops: HP Laptop Software List (PDF)

The following software is loaded on the 7-day checkout New MacBooks: New MacBook Software List (PDF)

The following software is loaded on the 7-day checkout iPads: iPad Software List (PDF)

Policies

  • Laptop checkout is available during open Service Desk hours at the Library Technology Services office on the main floor of the Library.
  • Borrowers must be current CSUN students, faculty or staff, must hold a currently valid CSUN ID card, and have no outstanding library fines.
  • Only one laptop or tablet per person may be checked out.
  • Equipment cannot be reserved and are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • All checked out items must be returned to the Library Technology Services  department on or before the due date, up to one hour before the department closes.
  • All patrons must sign a System and Device Loan Agreement form before checking out equipment for the first time. Save time and fill out the Loan Agreement Form electronically on AdobeSign before coming in.

Fines

  • 7-Day Checkout Items

    • $10 overdue fine 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 fine per hour or portion thereof for each item until all parts are returned

    • $15 processing fee for each lost/damaged item

Computers

The Oviatt 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.