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About Laptops & Equipment

The UCLA Library lends laptops, iPads and small technology items across seven locations. Loans are made via walk-up circulation only. Check individual locations for lending hours.

In Powell Library and the Charles E. Young Research Library (YRL), equipment is available at the equipment lending desks on the first floor and from our automatic lending lockers, which can be used outside of lending hours. In all other Library locations, equipment is available at the circulation desk. To view the current number of devices available at each location, please visit Device Availability(opens in a new tab).

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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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    Locations & Hours

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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 with one renewal. Patrons may renew a device online before the one-week due date and will be able to keep the device for up to an additional week. Every two weeks, devices must return to the Library to receive security and performance updates. If you have issues renewing your device online, please contact the Campus Library Instructional Computing Commons (CLICC).

Devices that are not returned by the listed due date will be considered “lost” and a replacement charge will appear on your UCLA and Library accounts. Please note that the Library will not be able to provide any IT support for devices considered lost.

Instructors and teaching assistants who need long-term devices for instruction should contact their departments. For courses in which students are assigned projects requiring technology, instructors should contact CLICC to discuss available options.

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