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Laptop Lending

UPDATE: As of August 30, our Mac laptops are all checked out, and our supply of Windows laptops (Dell) on hand is limited. Please call for the most current information on availability, 909 537 5090 for Pfau Library or 909 537 8102 for the PDC library.


The library has about 1,000 laptops (Mac or Windows) for current CSUSB students to borrow. Once you check one out, you can keep it for all of the current semester.

To get a laptop, go to the Check-Out Desk at either the Pfau Library (San Bernardino campus) or the Hixon Information Resource Center (Palm Desert campus) in person and ask to check one out. Show your Coyote ID card, and we will check out the laptop to you. 

You do not need to make any special arrangements in advance. Currently there is no system to request or reserve them; laptops are first-come, first-served.  

  • For fall semester 2022, laptops will be available starting Monday, August 15, 2022.
  • You will need your Coyote ID card, either the physical card or virtual version you can display on your phone.
  • Laptops should be returned directly to the Check-Out Desk on either campus. Please do not drop laptops into the Library Return boxes! They might get damaged.

Need a hotspot? CSUSB's IT division expects to have some for students to borrow, although supplies are limited. For details, contact them direcctly at (909) 537-7677. For hotspot requests only, go to the CSUSB IT Services Portal, choose "Wifi" and then choose "Request Hotspot."