Using Your Own Laptop

What we are authorized to do

CLICC cannot troubleshoot hardware malfunctions on your personal computer, download software onto your personal computer, or offer consultation about your personal computer. We can, however, point you in the direction of help.

What you'll need

To connect to the Internet, you'll need a wireless connection from your laptop. Most recently purchased laptops come with wireless built-in; otherwise, you may need to purchase a wireless adapter. Please see Wireless for a complete run-down of Wireless Internet at CLICC and UCLA. If you're going to be transferring documents between your laptop and our CLICC computers, you may need a USB drive. You can also email the files to yourself, or use an online storage service like Windows Live SkyDrive, DropBox or Live Mesh. If you're watching a video online, watching a DVD movie, or just listening to music while you study, you may need to wear headphones. You may wear your own, or we can lend you a pair.

For Wi-Fi or username/login issues, please contact Bruin OnLine (BOL) at Kerckhoff Hall, Suite 124 (phone number (310)267-4357, option 1).


At this time, printing is not available from personal laptops to CLICC's printers. If you would like to print, you'll need to transfer your files to a CLICC computer. Please ask a CLICC consultant if you need assistance.

Group Study Spaces

You may use your own laptop in the group study spaces. You can connect to the large LCD monitors, provided your laptop has VGA output. If you have a MacBook with mini-DVI, you'll need to use an adapter. Adapters and VGA cables are available for check out at the Powell Library building and Research Library laptop lending location.

CLICC Classrooms

You may use your own laptop in the CLICC Classrooms, whether you're in a class or a drop-in user. Your instructor may require you to use a CLICC computer. As mentioned above, you will not be able to print from your own laptop.