The laptop loan program allows the check out of Internet accessible laptops. Laptops are available for checkout at the following locations:
- ASI Business Office - 3rd Floor Union (Hours)
- IRT Service Desk - AIRC 2005 (Hours)
- Library User Services - 1 South, Library (Hours)
Registered Sac State Undergraduate and Graduate students who are in good standing are eligible to use the service. Once each academic year, students will be asked to sign the Laptop Computer Loan Agreement and Use Policy. Each time a laptop is checked out, students must present a valid Sac State OneCard to the staff a checkout location. The student must not have any outstanding University holds, fines or charges.
A valid SacLink account is required to use the laptop. Wireless access is available on all floors of the Union, AIRC, and Library. The Student laptop loan service staff will assist you with the efficient checkout of a fully charged and working laptop. If you need assistance with the use of the laptop, its operating system, applications or internet access, the student laptop service staff will be happy to assist you.
- Students may check out only one laptop at a time.
- Students may check out one laptop for up to a 4 hour period, based on location hours, during operation hours.
- Students are responsible for the safe and timely return of a borrowed laptop to the original checkout location.
- Students that do not return the laptop on time will be assessed a $10.00 fine.
- Students who do not return a laptop the same day as checkout or who are late twice will be assessed $10.00 fine and have their laptop borrowing privileges suspended for the rest of the semester.
- Student may not install software onto the laptop.
- The University is not responsible for lost or damaged files or the recovery of files left on any laptop during the checkout period. Students should save files to personal media such as a flash drive, writable CD or a network drive (e.g., U: drive) during the checkout period.
Any file changes made to the laptop will be automatically erased when the laptop is rebooted.
- The University is not responsible for vulnerabilities or damages caused by viruses transferred to or from, a student's personal storage media or the Internet.
Replacement and Repair Charges
The student accepts full responsibility for the laptop. The student will reimburse Sacramento State for the cost of repairing or replacing the laptop if it is damaged, lost, or stolen while checked out. The replacement cost for the laptop will be no less than $2000, plus processing fees.
The laptops available for checkout are Dell Latitude D630 with the following specifications:
- Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 2GHz processor
- 14.1 inch LCD Panel
- 2.0GB memory
- 60 GB Hard Drive
- DVD/CD ROM burner/player
- Integrated network card
- Dell Wireless network card
- No FLOPPY
The software on the laptop is similar to the list of software available in our computer labs. See software list.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Who can borrow a laptop?
Currently registered Sac State Graduate and Undergraduate students who are in good standing are eligible to borrow a laptop.
- How do I check out a laptop?
Once each academic year, students will be asked to sign the Laptop Computer Loan Agreement and Use Policy. Each time a laptop is checked out, students must present a valid Sac State OneCard to the staff at a checkout location.
- Where can I check out a laptop?
Laptops are available at the ASI Business office located on the third floor of the University Union, Library User Services located on the first floor of the Library, and the IRT Service Desk located on the second floor of the AIRC building in room 2005.
- How long can I have the laptop?
Laptops may be checked out for a maximum of 4 hours. They must be returned an hour before closing to the original checkout location.
- Can I use the laptop off-campus?
No, access to the laptop requires that you authenticate via the Sacramento State wireless network..
- What if the laptop is damaged or stolen while I have it checked out?
You are fully responsible for the laptop while it is checked out under your name. If the laptop is damaged or stolen , you will be charged for any repair or replacement costs.
- Can I load my own programs on to the laptop?
No, personal programs may not be loaded on to the laptop.
- Where do I save my own files?
Personal files should be saved on a USB flash drive, writable CD, or network drive (e.g., the U: drive), not on the laptop’s hard drive.
- Can I print using the laptop?
Yes, printing is available through the wireless connection and can be retrieved from AIRC, Library and University Union PrintSmart sites.
- Can I reserve a laptop?
No, Laptops cannot be reserved. They are available on a first come first served basis.
- Can someone help me use the laptop?
The Student laptop loan service staff will assist you with the efficient checkout of a fully charged and working laptop. If you need assistance with the use of the laptop, its operating system, applications or internet access, the student laptop service staff will be happy to assist you.