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About Laptops & Equipment

The UCLA Library lends a variety of equipment including Chromebooks, laptops, iPads and small technology items. A physical BruinCard is needed at checkout to borrow CLICC devices and equipment. Loans are made in person only and equipment availability varies by location. Check individual locations for hours.

At Powell Library and the Charles E. Young Research Library (YRL), equipment can be found in several places:

  • Lending desks on the first floor
    • Powell 140, CLICC Lending Desk, (310) 794-1018
    • Powell 145, CLICC Lab, (310) 206-0271
    • YRL 11360E, CLICC Lending Desk, (310) 267-5464
  • Automatic lending lockers (open outside of lending hours)
    • Powell 140 adjacent, Night Powell Reading Room
    • Cafe 451 adjacent, YRL first floor

At all other Library locations, equipment is available at the circulation desk. To see a list of available equipment, please visit Device Availability(opens in a new tab).

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Types of Equipment

Laptops & iPads

The Library lends Windows and Mac laptops, Chromebooks and iPads at Powell Library and YRL. Borrowing these devices requires a valid Bruincard. Our other locations lend Chromebooks. The loan period on these devices is one week, and they are eligible for one renewal.

All our laptops and iPads can access a variety of applications including common browsers, Zoom and other general productivity applications. Users may install additional software if needed. We will wipe any user data on all laptops and iPads upon return.

Small Items

We lend a variety of small items from Powell Library and YRL. Borrowing these items requires a valid Bruincard. The loan period on small items is 6 hours, and they are eligible for one renewal. These items include:

  • Phone cables (iPhone and Android) and wall adapters
  • Laptop chargers (USB-C and Mac Magsafe)
  • Input/Output adaptors (VGA and HDMI)
  • Display cables (VGA and HDMI)
  • Calculators
  • Headsets
  • Expo markers
  • Portable power banks

Equipment Renewals

All Chromebooks, MacBooks, Windows laptops and iPads are issued on one-week loans. Patrons may renew a device online before the due date and can keep the device for one more week. Every two weeks, devices must return to the Library for security and performance updates. If you have issues renewing a device online, please contact CLICC.

Most materials, including laptops, may be renewed online. On UC Library Search(opens in a new tab), click "My Library Account" in the top right corner and log in. Access and renew your items by clicking on your name in the top right corner and selecting "My Loans" in the drop-down menu.

CLICC Late Fines and Replacement Fees Policy

Effective August 15, 2023, if you do not return your CLICC device or equipment (i.e. laptop, charger, etc) on time, the following fines and fees will apply:

  • Late Fine - $0.20 per minute per item after any device or equipment is late (maximum $50).
  • Item Replacement Fee - After 24 hours from the due date - in addition to the late fee at $0.20 per minute (or $12.00 per hour) - the item will be considered 'Lost' and an Item Replacement Fee will be charged.
  • If a device is returned damaged, the patron is subject to fines for fixing the damaged item or the cost to replace the item.

Charges will appear on the UCLA and Library accounts. Please note that the Library cannot provide any IT support for lost devices. If you wish to contest your fines/fees, you may do so by submitting a ticket to our online portal(opens in a new tab) or emailing

Renewal Problems

If you cannot renew items online due to restrictions on your account, you may call any CLICC location during business hours to renew CLICC devices and equipment over the phone. Renewals will not process online or over the phone if attempted after your initial due date and time.

Instructors and teaching assistants who need long-term device loans should contact their departments. Instructors who want to assign projects using technology should contact CLICC.

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