Technology Loan Program

A close up of three boxes of ThinkPad laptops.

Laptop Loan Program

The Laptop Loan application window for summer 2023 session is now open.  Currently enrolled Cal State LA students can sign up to borrow a free laptop in order to be successful in their learning and class work. Loaned equipment is distributed on a first-come-first-served basis. Students may request equipment by completing the steps below.   

If you have any questions or need assistance with this program, please email [email protected].


To apply for this program, please complete the 

 Technology Loan Form 


Technology distribution is located in the Dean of Students Office, located in the Student Services Building, on the fourth floor, room 4380.  Our technology loan team is available to assist students with their loaned technology requests and drop-offs starting May 31, 2023, during these times:

  • Tuesdays:  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Wednesdays:  9 a.m. -  5 p.m.

  • Thursdays:  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Fridays:  9 a.m. - 5 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 Dean of Students office to pick up your equipment.  If you miss your preferred pick-up time/date, you can come at any other scheduled session to get your loaned technology.  Please let the staff who assist you know that you missed your preferred pick-up session so they can quickly locate your technology request form.


Technology distribution will take place in the Dean of Students Office, located in the Student Services Building (Campus Map), on the fourth-floor, room 4380.


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. 

Hotspot Loan Program

The 2022-2023 Hotspot Loan program has closed.  All loaned-out hotspots should be returned by Friday, June 2nd.  Please visit the Technology Returns page for more information.

 If you have any questions or need assistance with this program, please email dean[email protected].

How can I find out more about available internet resources?

Please review the following resources for available internet access programs: 

  • The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a U.S. government program run by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program to help low-income households pay for internet service and connected devices.

Check out the Affordable Connectivity Program

  • Everyone On: Provides a comprehensive, updated list of low-cost internet offers by zip code.

Visit Everyone On

  • Human-I-T: a non-profit and social enterprise that creates equitable access to opportunity by providing devices, internet access, digital skills training, and tech support for communities affected by the digital divide.

Explore Human-I-T

  • Los Angeles Public Library:  Tech 2 Go Program provides computer bundles, equipped with a Chromebook device and an internet hotspot for long-term use to library card holder patrons. 

Learn more about Tech 2 Go  

  • LA County Libraries:  Laptop and Hotspot Program, Adults with a standard adult library card in good standing will be able to check out a Chromebook kit and wireless hotspot to access the internet (plus chargers) inside a handy carrying case at participating libraries.

Read more about the Laptop and Hotspot Program