Borrow a Laptop

Borrow a Laptop

During our closure, the Sonoma State University Library will make our pool of lending laptops available to students for extended loan to support distance learning.

Laptop Request Form

What you need to borrow a laptop

  • Photo ID
  • A library account in good standing
  • Flash Drive is recommended (to save your work and take it away with you)

Software on the Laptops

  • Apple Applications
    • FaceTime
    • iMovie
    • iTunes
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, Photoshop and other apps can be downloaded using your SSU login credentials)
  • Audacity
  • Web Browsers
    • Google Chrome
    • FireFox
    • Safari
  • Audacity
  • BBEdit
  • Camtasia 2020
  • Google Earth Pro
  • Microsoft Office 2019
    • Excel
    • OneNote
    • Outlook
    • Powerpoint
    • Word
  • Microsoft OneDrive
  • Read&Write
  • Self Service
  • StuffIt Expander
  • VLC Player
  • Zoom

The following applications can be downloaded from the Self Service application:

  • Mathamatica
  • SPSS
  • Adobe Creative Cloud 

Loan Period

  • Loan period is
    • 4 hours for Macbook Air
    • 1 week for Macbook Pro
    • 1 week for Macbook Air
  • Renewals are allowed when there is no one waiting. Laptop renewals must be done in-person.
  • Failure to return the laptop on time will result in an hourly fine.

Loan Enforcement

  • The University Library reserves the right to deny checkout privileges based on past abuses.
  • The borrower agrees to return the laptop equipment in the same order and condition as when received and if such equipment is damaged or lost while on loan, agrees to reimburse the university for the costs of repair or replacement with new equipment of the same type.

Overdue Charges

  • Overdue charges of $1.00 per hour are assessed if the laptop is not returned on time.
  • There is no grace period.
  • Please report loss, damage, or defect to the Information/Check-Out Desk immediately.

Security

  • Please, do not leave the library laptops unattended. You are responsible for the laptop checked out to you. The Library is not responsible for loss while checked out to you.
  • Personal software may not be loaded onto the laptop. No user files will be retained on the hard disk.

Assistance

  • For technical questions about operation of the library laptops, please go to one of the Tech Help Desks.
  • Please report any hardware or software problems to staff at the Information/Check-Out Desk when returning the laptop.