Laptop Device Resources

Basic Needs Tech Support Program

Resources available include:

Short Term Loaner Laptop Devices

Short-term loaner devices are chromebook devices. The maximum loan period for laptop devices is 30 days. Eligibility criteria includes being currently enrolled at least half time. Borrowers must sign a borrower agreement form when picking up loaner device.

Gift Chromebook Device

These are gifted Chromebook devices to support students that do not have a working laptop device. Eligibility criteria included being enrolled at least half time and must demonstrate financial need.  

A.S. Ipads for Equity (Loaner Ipads)

Loaner iPads are provided with styluses, brought to you by Associated Students. This resource is only available to currently enrolled UCSB undergraduate students and demonstrate financial need. No more than one ipad can be granted per student. The maximum loan period for a loaner ipad is one quarter in length.

Internet Support Grant

This is a $255 grant to support students with the purchase of a hotspot. Students are referred to an organization to make the purchase and secure a low cost internet plan. Eligibility criteria includes being enrolled at least half time and must demonstrate financial need.


To request any of the resources above, please complete the Basic Needs Tech Request form.

Please note the following criteria for our gift devices and grants:
1) Must be currently enrolled UCSB students
2) Must demonstrate financial need
3) Must have a 2023-2024 FAFSA application on file with the UCSB Office of Financial Aid

*one device/grant per student.

23-24 Basic Needs Tech Request Form

Library Resources

Public Computers

More Than 100 Public Computers Are Located Throughout the UCSB Library and the Music Library.

Find a Map of Public Computer Locations in the Library. 
Computer Areas Computers and Printing

Library Laptop Loans

  • Available via the Services Desk in the UCSB Library or from the Circulation Desk in the Music Library.  They are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The maximum loan period is 4 hours. 
  • Please read the laptop checkout policy thoroughly before checking out a laptop. You must return the laptop to the desk where you checked it out by the due date/time to avoid fines.

Laptop CheckoutLaptop Use Policy

Library Technology Lending

  • The UCSB Library has a variety of items available at the Services Desk for checkout to UCSB students, faculty, and staff.
  • Lending technology includes charging cables, calculators, headphones, presentation clickers and more. Most items have a maximum loan period of 4 hours. 

Technology and More

Tech Repair Resources

UCSB Campus Store

Apple Authorized Service Provider Which Can Provide Both in and Out-of-warranty Repairs for Apple Product in-store.

Additionally, We Can Perform Back-ups, Data Transfers, Virus Removal and Hardware Upgrades on Both Pc and Apple Computers.

Book an Online Appointment Computer Repair

Additional Tech Resources

Associated Students

AS Tech Rentals

Offers extra Mac chargers, PC chargers, scientific calculators, and iClickers. Cost per item depends on item and length of borrowing period.

To request a rental visit:
A.S. Tech Rentals

UCSB Collaborate Helpdesk

Students can receive assistance

Services such as

  • Duo
  • GauchoPrint
  • GauchoSpace
  • Identity/NetID
  • UCSB Bridge

Locations for support include

  • Phelps 1521
  • HSSB 1203
  • PSYE 1804
  • Music 1401
  • Library Service Desk (New Spring 2022)

Student can receive support by