About This Program
To improve student access to virtual instruction during the COVID pandemic, we are extending the checkout term for technology equipment to a full semester.
To access the application form, you must use your SDSUid to sign into your SDSU Gmail (@sdsu.edu) account, and not your personal (@gmail) Gmail account.
Are you receiving a "You need permission" message when you try to access the form? You are probably signed into your personal (@gmail) Gmail account. Logging into your SDSU Gmail (@sdsu.edu) account will give you permission to open the form.
For assistance on signing into your SDSU Gmail account, visit the Google G Suite for Students information page.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I participate in this program, and is there a cost?
Access is free for SDSU undergraduate and graduate students. Complete the SDSU Library Technology Equipment Request Form to be considered.
Is there an application deadline?
We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2020. We will continue to accept applications until our inventory is depleted.
How do I find out if I'll be receiving a device from this program?
A representative from the SDSU Library will contact you within five business days of your request.
What software is installed on devices?
Library laptops come with the following software applications already installed: Microsoft Office, Zoom, Chrome and Firefox web browsers.
When do I have to return the equipment?
All technology equipment checked out for the Fall 2020 term are due on December 17th, 2020. You can return equipment before that date, too.
Where do I pick up and drop off the equipment?
The pick up and drop off location for technology equipment will be at the Library Dome on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 9am to 11am.
For questions about equipment loan policies, or about picking up and returning equipment, contact the Circulation Desk by phone at (619) 594-6793 and via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For technical assistance with hardware or software, contact the Computing Hub by phone (619) 594-3189, via email at email@example.com, and when available, through live chat. The Computing Hub's operating hours through Friday, Aug 14, 2020 are: Monday to Friday: 9am-4pm, Saturday: Closed, Sunday: 3pm-6pm.
Additional Technology Resources
Remote Computer Labs
If you already own a laptop or Chromebook, you may already have access to specialized software on campus. With most laptops or Chromebooks and an internet connection, students can remotely connect to a computer in many of the campus computer labs and utilize installed software applications such as ArcGIS, SPSS, and more. For more information, visit the Remote Computer Labs support page.
Low-Cost Internet Access
The Economic Crisis Response Team (ECRT) maintains and regularly updates a list of discounted internet rates for students, from AT&T, Cox, and more.