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About Laptops & Equipment

The UCLA Library lends laptops, iPads and small technology items at seven locations. Loans are made in person only. 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)

At all other Library locations, equipment is available at the circulation desk. To see a list of available equipment, please visit Device Availability.

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Types of Equipment

Laptops & iPads

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

All of our laptops and iPads can access the full suite of Library Software(opens in a new tab). 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. 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 will be able to 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 the Campus Library Instructional Computing Commons (CLICC).

Devices that are not returned by the due date will be considered lost. A replacement charge will appear on the UCLA and Library accounts of users with lost devices. Please note that the Library will not be able to provide any IT support for lost devices.

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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