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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 September 22, 2022) 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, 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 September 22, 2022. 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 June 24, 2022 may be renewed to September 22, 2022 for students currently enrolled in the Spring 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.

Software

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

Policies

  • Laptop checkout is available during open Service Desk hours at the Library Technology Services desk 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.
  • Devices 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 desk 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 devices for the first time. Save time and fill out the Loan Agreement Form electronically on AdobeSign before coming in.

Fines

  • Semester-Long/Two-Week 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 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.