Student Technology Equity Program (STEP)
The Student Technology Equity Program provides long-term loans of Lenovo ThinkPad laptops and Somin XP8 WiFi hotspots to students. Eligibility is determined based on financial need, previous support received, and instructional role (e.g. GSI).
STEP Return Policy
To return your devices that were lended by the STEP Program, please fill out the Google form at bit.ly/STEPReturn.
You will be able to return your device(s) by shipping it (Free FedEx label provided) or dropping it off at our in-person curbside station located in Eshleman Hall.
Library Laptop Lending (currently on pause)
The Library Laptop lending program is available to UC Berkeley students with a valid Cal ID.
- 13" Apple Macbook Air laptops (some can also run Windows) are available for checkout
- Loan periods range from 4 hours to 14 days and vary by location (see website)
- Students must be in good standing (no fines, overdue items, or blocks) in order to be eligible
- Check equipment availability and make reservations on OskiCat
Android and Apple USB wall chargers with cables are also available for check-out at the Moffitt and Engineering Library Circulation Desks.
Semester Chromebook Loans for Foundations in Data Science Students
Students enrolled in Foundations of Data Science (CS / Info / Statistics C8) or connector courses at Berkeley can now borrow laptop computers from the Library for the entire semester. Visit Berkeley Data Science for more information.
iClicker Loans for EOP Students (currently on pause)
EOP Students in need of an iClicker for summer classes can apply to borrow one free of charge.