Where Students Can Get Their Laptops
Transitioning to an online course can become complicated if students do not have the necessary equipment, such as computers or laptops, to succeed. There is no information about how students can access free computers; however, the John M. Pfau Library is extending the Laptop Lending program for students to borrow laptops throughout the SP’20. A laptop reservation is on a first-contact basis, while supply lasts. Please only use the Laptop Lending program if you are a student who does not have access to a computer or a laptop at home.
Borrowing a Laptop
To borrow a laptop, students will need to go to this link (https://csusb.edu/laptop-checkout). Once the link is accessed, students are prompted to fill out a registration form that indicates the type of preferred operating system (i.e., MacOS or Windows), campus pickup location (i.e., San Bernardino or Palm Desert), and three potential pickup dates and times. The Technology Support Center will schedule a date and time, and notify students of their pickup appointment along with the location.
Campus Pickup Location
If a student chooses San Bernardino, then they will pick up their laptop at the Technology Support Center located at PL-1108 in the Pfau Library Wedge. If a student chooses Palm Desert, then they will pick up their laptop at the Palm Desert Campus Library or the Helen A. Hixon Information Resource Center. As of right now, shipping laptops to students is not an option.
Note: The potential pick up dates and times are not guaranteed and are based on the volume of the request. If a date and time are not available, then an alternative pickup date will be sent to you.
Students unable to use the online form can reserve a laptop by emailing John Hernandez, Head of Library Technolgy and Media Services, at email@example.com or by leaving a voicemail at 909-537-3492.
Please continue to check the Student Resources for Virtual Learning page for regular updates, laptop lending, internet connectivity, and to learn about Zoom and other software (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Qualtrics, and Google Drive.
If students need help with technology, please contact Information Technology Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.