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Course Reserves

Equipment Available for Checkout

Laptops and Other Equipment

Current UCSC students, faculty, and staff may borrow Dell laptops and Chromebooks from the Science & Engineering Library Circulation Desk and the McHenry Library Circulation Desk. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis. They may be reserved one day in advance. One laptop per person may be checked out.

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Loan Period

  • The loan period is 4 hours.
  • Renewals are allowed when there is no one waiting. Renewals must be done in person.
  • Failure to return the equipment 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 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 $2.00 for each hour or partial hour until a maximum of $75.00 in fines are assessed if the equipment is not returned on time. Laptop replacement fees will be assessed if it is not returned. 
  • Please report loss, damage, or defect to the Circulation Desk immediately.


  • Please do not leave the library equipment unattended. You are responsible for equipment checked out to you.
  • Personal software may not be loaded onto the laptop. No user files will be retained on the hard disk.
  • Flash Drive is recommended (to save your work and take it away with you)


  • For technical questions about the operation of the library laptops, please go to the IT Help Desk.
  • Please report any hardware or software problems to Circulation staff when returning the laptop.