Equipment Loans

SJSU Student Computing Services (SCS) lends laptops and iPads, including pre-installed software, to SJSU students, faculty and staff. Items can be checked out for either four hours or one week. See Borrowing Terms & Conditions for details.

To extend a 4-hour loan period (weekly loans cannot be renewed), go to your SJSU Library OneSearch My account, visit SCS on the 4th floor, or call SCS at 408-808-2470 (NOTE: Loans CANNOT be extended by e-mail).

The following equipment is available to borrow from SCS (see below for system hardware and software details):

 MacBook Pro

MacBook Pros & MacBook Pro Retina Displays

HP ProBook


Windows Laptops
 

iPad


iPads

Surface Pro


Microsoft Surface Pro 4s

projector


Projectors

Arduinio, Raspberry Pi


Raspberry Pi and Arduino

 Laptop, iPad accessories:

Accessoriess
  • USB mouse for laptops
  • Bluetooth keyboards
  • Headphones for all devices

 Other items:

Creative Media Lab

Creative Media Lab Card Keys

Interactive WhiteboardWhite Board with Screen Capture capabilities: See SCS for Dry Erase Markers, erasers or a USB cable, or bring your own USB stick to save the screen captures.)
Whiteboards

White Boards (on wheels): Available on 4th floor and various other locations throughout the library. Get Dry Erase Markers and erasers in SCS.

CalculatorCalculators:
  • Scientific
  • Graphing
  • Financial
  • Basic
ChargersChargers:
  • Micro USB cable
  • iPhone Lightning
  • Type C
CablesCables
  • HDMI to HDMI
  • Lightning to VGA
  • Lightning to HDMI
  • HDMI to VGA

*NoteAbout Apple Thunderbolt vs. Mini Display Port.  These ports are physically identical; however, Thunderbolt devices (like certain HiDef Apple displays) will not work on older Mini Display Ports (found on older Macs). Thunderbolt is a newer standard but is backwards compatible with the older "display port" devices.

PLEASE SAVE YOUR WORK OFTEN!

If you are using an SCS  laptop or iPad, you should save your work frequently (to a USB device or in the cloud). When you restart a borrowed laptop, any files or programs you saved on it will be deleted as the system restores itself to its default condition. 

NOT available from SCS:

  • USB memory sticks or other storage devices (NOTE: USB memory sticks are available to buy at the Spartan Book Store)

System hardware

All SCS PC Laptops have:

  • USB 2.0 ports
  • DVD/CD (Read Write) drive
  • ⅜” (3.5mm) Stereo Headphone jack
  • ⅜” external Microphone input
  • Built in microphone
  • Built-in WiFi network adapter
  • Wired (Giga Bit) network adapter (RJ45)
  • VGA video out
  • Built-in front-facing camera (at least 720p resolution) 

 The following laptops have additional hardware:

  • HP ProBook 440 G3: HDMI video/audio out, USB 3.0 (2 ports), SD-MS/Pro memory card slot.
  • HP ProBook 4440s: HDMI video/audio out, USB 3.0, SD-MS/Pro-MMC memory card slot.
  • HP ProBook 6460b: HP Display Port video out, eSATA/USB combo, 1394a mini Firewire, SD MMC memory card reader, ExpressCard/54 (not PCMCIA)

All SCS Macbook Pros have:

  • Thunderbolt (backward compatible with Mini Display Port) video/audio/control port (output to projector, monitor, camera, etc.; requires appropriate adapter)
  • Firewire 800 port
  • USB 3.0 (2 ports)
  • ⅜” (3.5mm) Stereo Headphone jack (output) support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone
  • Built in microphone
  • Built-in 802.11n WiFi network adapter
  • Wired GigaBit network adapter (RJ45)
  • Built-in front-facing camera (720p resolution)
  • SDXC Card Slot Reader
  • Magsafe Power Port

All SCS iPad 2s have:

  • 30-Pin Apple Dock Connector
  • ⅜” (3.5mm) Stereo Headphone jack
  • Built in microphone
  • Built-in WiFi network adapter

System Software

All SCS Windows laptops come with the following programs installed:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional w/ service pack 1
  • Microsoft Office 2010 Professional (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, InfoPath, Publisher, Clip organizer, Office Picture Manager, etc.)
  • Browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome)
  • IBM SPSS (for statistics classes; the latest version released for SJSU use)
  • Media Players (VLC [for playing most video formats], iTunes, Quicktime, Windows Media Player, OverDrive Media Console)
  • Media Applications (HP Webcam, Audacity, Gliffy Diagrams, Mindomo, Movie Maker, Photo Gallery, Skype, OverDrive Media Console)
  • Refworks, Write-N-Cite
  • King Library Links (Library Homepage, Catalog, My Library Account, SJSU Articles & Databases, LibGuides, SCS Home Page)
  • SJSU Campus Links Collection (Canvas, Financial Aid & Scholarships, MySJSU, SJSU Schedules, SJSU Home)
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Complete Creative Cloud collection including Adobe Premier Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, etc., and the usual Adobe Reader, Flash Player, Shockwave and Digital Editions)
  • 7-Zip (data compression utility that can open/create almost all compresion formats)
  • LockDown Browser (for taking timed closed-Internet tests outside the classroom)

All SCS MacBook Pros come with the following programs installed:

  • OSX 10.x.x
  • Microsoft Office 2011 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Browsers (Firefox, Safari, Chrome)
  • IBM SPSS (for statistics classes; the latest version released for SJSU use)
  • Media Applications (VLC [for playing most audio/video formats], iTunes, Quicktime, FaceTime, iMovie, iPhoto, Photo Booth, Overdrive Media Console, Skype)
  • King Library Links (Library Homepage, Catalog, My Library Account, SJSU Articles & Databases, LibGuides, SCS Home Page)
  • SJSU Campus Links Collection (Canvas, Financial Aid & Scholarships, MySJSU, SJSU Schedules, SJSU Home)
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Complete Creative Cloud collection including Adobe Premier Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, etc., and the usual Adobe Reader, Flash Player, Shockwave and Digital Editions, Adobe Flash Builder 4.7, etc.)

All SCS iPad 2s come with the following (apps) installed:

  • iOS x.x.x (The latest iOS)
  • Kindle (Reader)
  • DropBox
  • Quick Office (MS Office compatible apps)
  • PDF Reader Pro
  • BlueFire Reader
  • OverDrive reader
  • Calculator 3D
  • Dictionary
  • Discover
  • WolframAlpha
  • Statistics
  • StatViz
  • TED
  • RedLaser (bar code scanner)
  • The Library (Library Home, My Library Account, Catalog, SJPL app, Databases, LibGuides)
  • SJSU Campus (SJSU Home, MySJSU, SJSU Schedule, Financial Aid, Canvas, SJSU Mobile app)
  • Twitter
  • EverNote
  • SCVNGR
  • Poppet Lite
  • FetchNotes
  • Inspiration
  • Pintrest
  • Gallery+
  • Mendeley
  • Notes
  • iThought