Device Lending

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Emergency Technology Lending during COVID-19

In March 2020, the Student Technology Fund offered the University emergency funding to rapidly deploy solutions that immediately benefit students.  In addition, the STF funded and, together with other campus partners, mobilized this emergency response to students' need for laptops and WiFi hotspots.

If you are an undergraduate, graduate or professional student without the technology resources you need, we encourage you to reach out to the Emergency Technology Checkout Program.

Library Laptop Lending

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 

EOP Students in need of an iClicker for summer classes can apply to borrow one free of charge. 

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