Laptop Loan Program

Laptop Loan Program FAQs 
 

How do I check out a mobile device such as a Chromebook?

For the fall 2022 semester, Chromebook loans will be available on the 3rd floor of the LRC in the Library Mondays through Thursdays from 8 am to 7 pm and Fridays from 8 am to 2 pm. No reservation is needed.

Does it cost me anything to borrow a Chromebook? 

Checking out a Chromebook is a free service for Saddleback students currently registered for classes. It will be handled like a book checkout from the library, and students will receive notices for due dates, extensions and other information through the library. 

How long can I use the checked out Chromebook?

You can use the Chromebook for the current semester and possibly extend it if you continue your studies at Saddleback College.  The library will be in touch with you to determine if an extension is needed. 

When do I need to return the mobile device?

Chromebooks are due back at the end of the semester. If you borrowed a Chromebook or other device and you no longer need it, you may return it to the library on the 3rd floor of the LRC building. For questions, please visit the library during our open hours or call 949-582-4526.

Can I borrow more than one Chromebook? 

Due to limited quantities, only one Chromebook is allowed per student.

Can I load my own software on the Chromebook?

No, students cannot install software on Chromebook. Upon return, all information and software will be deleted. If you need additional software, contact Technology Services at (949) 582-4600 to have a technician assist you. Any software to be installed needs to be for school purposes only. You will have privileges to install Proctorio and/or any other school-related software when needed. 

How do I login on a Chromebook?

You must login with your own personal Google account. If you do not have a Google account, you will need to create one in order to use the Chromebook.

What happens if the Chromebook gets damaged or stops working?

Visit the Library on the 3rd floor of the LRC building during open hours and a staff member can assist you with an exchange. If you have questions about exchanging, call the Library at 949-582-4526 for assistance.

What if I need Internet access?

For the fall semester, the LRC (including study space, Tutoring, and Library services) is open Mondays through Thursdays from 8 am to 7 pm and Fridays from 8 am to 2 pm. No reservations are needed. 

Who do I call for student technical support?

To contact Student Technical Support please visit www.saddleback.edu/sts. They are available via phone, email and online chat and Zoom (upon request).

I have more questions about checking out a Chromebook. Who can I contact?
If you have further questions please visit the Saddleback Library or call us at 949-582-4526.