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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; there won't be any device/equipment check-outs 30 minutes before closing times.

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).

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 IT support for lost devices. If you wish to contest your fines/fees, you may submit a ticket to our online portal(opens in a new tab) or email in a new tab) (ensure to include your UID in all correspondence).

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)
  • Calculator charging cables (compatible with most TI calculators)
  • Input/Output adaptors (VGA and HDMI)
  • Display cables (VGA and HDMI)
  • Calculators
  • Headsets
  • Expo markers
  • Portable power banks

Special Equipment

UCLA Patrons can self-reserve the CLICC Special Equipment listed below via the library equipment catalog up to one week in advance for a maximum of three days per week. Upon pick up, patrons must have a valid Bruincard.
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Kurzweil Software is available on all Mac desktops in the Powell CLICC Lab. Assistive technology accessories are available to check out from Powell CLICC Lab with a valid BruinCard. Please inquire at the CLICC Lab desk for more information on the equipment available and lending policies.

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    Device Availability

    View current numbers of devices available at YRL and Powell Library, or contact other locations for availability.
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    Special Equipment

    Self-reserve Presentation Kits & Portable Mic Kits through the library equipment catalog.
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    Locations & Hours

    We are one Library with many physical locations. See a specific location for hours, services and contact information.

Equipment Renewals

All Chromebooks, MacBooks, Windows laptops and iPads from CLICC Lending stations are issued on a one-week loan. Patrons can renew devices ONCE (online, in person or over the phone) before the due date AND time for a maximum loan period of 2 weeks. To maximize the loan period, patrons must renew the morning of the initial due date and time. At the end of the renewal period, devices must be returned to the Library for security/performance updates and to avoid lost and/or late fines. If you have issues renewing a device online, please contact CLICC (ensure to include your UID in all correspondence).

  • Ex: Joe Bruin checks out a device on 02/13/2024; the initial due date is 02/20/2024. The morning of 02/20/2024, Joe Bruin renews online to extend his due date another week. 02/27/2024 is the new and final due date.

Disclaimer: Renewing before the morning of the initial due date will not maximize the two-week loan period. Instead, it will extend the due date seven days from the day it was renewed.

  • Ex: Joe Bruin checks out a device on 02/13/2024; the initial due date is 02/20/2024. On the morning of 02/15/2024, Joe Bruin renewed online to extend his due date another week. 02/22/2024 is the new and final due date.

How to Renew Online:

In 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. Ensure to:

  • Look at the date AND time your equipment is due
  • Click ‘Renew’ for both device and charger, if applicable.

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 be processed 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 (ensure to include your UID in all correspondence).

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    Borrow, Renew, Return

    UCLA Library holds a vast collection of physical items accessible to both UCLA and non-UCLA users, ranging from books to laptops.
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    Fines and Fees for Borrowed Materials

    Learn about Library fines and fees, including charges for replacements, lost or damaged items and overdue materials.

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