Laptop & Hotspot Loan Program

A close up of three boxes of ThinkPad laptops.

Currently enrolled Cal State LA students can sign up to borrow a free laptop, mobile hotspot or both in order to be successful in their remote learning and classwork. Loaned equipment is distributed on a first-come-first served basis. Students may request equipment by completing the steps below.   

Step 1: Sign Up   

Open the Cal State LA Technology Application Form.   

You will be prompted to log in with your student MyCalStateLA login credentials.  (Please do not use student work email addresses.)   

Step 2: Select Your Preferred In-Person Time Range 

The Open Access lab on the first floor of the University-Student Union will be open for technology pick-up during these hours on these dates: 

  • Tuesday, September 21, 21: 9:15 a.m. -11:45 a.m.
  • Wednesday, September 22, 21: 1:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. 
  • Monday, September 27, 21: 9:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 29, 21: 9:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

While completing the form, choose a day and time for pick-up. Please select an option that gives us at least 24 hours to prepare your equipment.  

Please note, you will not receive a confirmation email. This is not a confirmed appointment, but your preferred time to drop by the Open Access Lab to pick up your equipment.

Step 3: Arrive on Campus

Arrive at the Open Access Lab located on the first floor of the University-Student Union (see Campus Map) during your preferred in-person pickup time.  

Step 4: Review Equipment Instructions

After you’ve received your equipment, refer to the Equipment Instructions page for information on your laptop or hotspot. You will receive an email receipt with the due date from our University Library system confirming you have checked out your equipment. This email will be sent to the preferred email you have listed on your GET account. 


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