Access Services

Tech Lending Program

All patrons must sign a Technology Loan Agreement form (works best with Chrome or Firefox web browsers) prior to checking out tech lending devices. This is not a reservation form and does not guarantee a device.

The University Library has a Tech Lending program which acknowledges the fundamental importance of equitable access to internet and technology. This program offers students a chance to borrow a variety of devices.

The University Library provides borrowing privileges to currently enrolled students. Borrowers must hold a valid Bronco ID and have no outstanding fines greater that $5.00.

The University Library Tech Lending Program includes: laptops, headphones with microphones, calculators, podcast/microphone recording kits, HDMI cables, and smartwatch charging cables.

To see current inventory, as well as detailed information, check out the Technology Lending LibGuide.

Requests/reservations are not permitted for these devices. For any assistance, please contact the 2nd floor Circulation Desk in the University Library, email or call (909) 869-3075.

CPP Tech Lending Devices must be checked out at the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor of the University Library.

Borrowing Tech Lending Devices

CPP Tech Lending devices are checked out at the University Library Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor. Students will need to provide a Bronco Access Card or a valid government-issued photo identification. Students are responsible for tech lending devices and all accessories provided with the devices. All devices include a power cord and adapter that must be returned with the device.

An email confirmation will be sent to your university email when checking out devices.

Viewing Availability of Devices

To see the availability of Tech Lending devices please follow these instructions:

  1. Go to the University Library website
  2. Enter "CPP Tech Lending" into the OneSearch search bar
  3. On the left side of the page, filter the results by "Resource Type" and select the "Three Dimensional Objects" filter
  4. Select the device type to see the availability of devices
  5. On the screen that pops up, go to "Location Items" and select "Cal Poly Pomona University Library, Reserve Desk and you will see if there are devices available

Note: Reservations are not available for these devices. Tech Lending devices must be checked out at the University LIbrary Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor.

Borrowing a Laptop

A limited number of Dell Laptops are available for semester loan. Priority will be given to students with the greatest need. To request a laptop, students will first complete the Care Center’s Technology Loaner Request form. If you have questions regarding this process, please contact the Care Center at (909) 869-5071 or email

Borrowing a Hotspot

A limited number of hotspots are available for semester loan. Priority will be given to students with the greatest need.
To request a hotspot, students will first complete the Care Center's Technology Loaner Request form. If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact the Care Center at (909)869-5071 or email

Returning your Devices

University Library materials must be returned in person at the Circulation/Access Services desk located on the 2nd floor of the library building (Building 15) 30 minutes prior to closing. University Library hours can be found on our website. DO NOT RETURN DEVICES IN THE OUTSIDE BOOK DROP OR AUTOMATED SELF-CHECK MACHINES. If devices are damaged, lost, stolen, or have missing parts, a charge will be determined based on the replacement cost. Please note: Fines will be assessed upon returning items.

A return receipt will be emailed upon returning Tech Lending Devices.

Please visit  our Lost & Overdue Fines page for further information.

Using Tech Lending Laptops

Laptops borrowed through Tech Lending require authentication with your Bronco username and password. Verify that the network you are connected to when logging in is "CPPGuest," then proceed to enter your CPP credentials. Laptops will have to be connected to the Eduroam network for Wi-Fi access immediately after logging in.

Printing has been disabled on Tech Lending laptops due to campus security.

Do not save data to the hard drive or desktop. Anything saved on the hard drive or desktop will be lost when the device is shut down. Save data often to a flash drive or email your data to yourself.

Students are not permitted to install additional software on the lending laptops. However, a number of applications are available to students from an Internet browser within the Virtual Software Lab.

Any use of a laptop or hotspot for illegal purposes, unauthorized copying of copyright protected material in any format, or transmission of threatening, harassing, defamatory or obscene materials is strictly prohibited. Tech lending is a privilege that will be revoked if the service is abused.

Software Available on Laptops

The following software comes pre-installed on our 4-hour loan Tech Lending Laptops:

  • VPN
  • Adobe SDL
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • 7Zip
  • Zoom
  • Eviews
  • K2 Client
  • Kurzweil
  • Mathematica
  • SAS
  • SPSS
  • Visual Studio
  • Zotero

The following software comes pre-installed on our semester-long loan Tech Lending laptops:

  • VPN
  • Office 365

Additional software available for download in the Software Center:

  • Camtasia
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • EquatIO
  • Filezilla
  • Jabber
  • Notepad++
  • MS Teams
  • Snagit
  • Solstice
  • SPSS Statistics
  • VLC
  • Zoom
  • Zoom Outlook Plugin

Additional Resources for Students

Delete the Divide

  • The Digital Equity Initiative is a comprehensive program aimed at addressing the pressing issue of limited broadband Internet access in Los Angeles County. This initiative brings together the efforts of federal, state, and county entities to combat the digital divide. Recognizing the pivotal role of computer literacy and reliable internet services, the Digital Equity Initiative emphasizes their importance in accessing critical resources. Collaborating closely with the County of Los Angeles Internal Services Department (ISD) and working in consultation with the County Chief Executive Office (CEO), the program is dedicated to supporting students and their families.

LA County Wi-Fi Map

  • This interactive map shows Wi-Fi locations throughout LA County. 

Local Public Libraries

Please note: Policies differ from library to library. Students are encouraged to contact the library prior to visiting for more information on their technology lending policies.