The HCC libraries have over 1200 Chromebooks available for current HCC students to check out and use either at home or on campus.
- HCC current full- and part-time students aged 18 and older who have no library holds on their records are eligible to borrow.
- Students must have a current HCC Student ID card or a state or national ID card.
- Devices may not be taken out of the United States.
- Only one device may be on loan at a time. Students may not check out more than one Chromebook, netbook or tablet or combination of the three. Students may check out a WiFi hotspot with a Chromebook.
- Devices are due at the end of the current semester’s enrollment. In the case of withdrawal from all HCC classes, all HCC library materials, including devices, must be returned immediately. Students who are enrolled for subsequent semesters may bring the device to the library for an additional semester renewal.
- Devices may not be renewed online. Log in to your HCC Library account.to find the due date. You will receive a courtesy notice 3 days before the due date.
- Students may place hold requests for delivery to a selected HCC library or ERC.
- Chromebooks will be held for pickup for no more than two days following notification of availability.
- Following a second overdue notice charges for the Chromebook and power cord will be placed on the student record.
- A charge for the overdue Chromebook will be $205 and a $10 processing fee.
- The charge for an overdue power cord will be $25 and a $10 processing fee.
- Chromebooks must be returned without damage. Repair or replacement costs for damaged Chromebooks will be charged to the borrower.
- Chromebooks are not laptops. All work should be saved to either the student's Microsoft 365 account or to Google Drive.
- Personal information will be removed from the Chromebook upon logging out.
- Google @student.hccs.edu accounts will be suspended once students are no longer current.
The borrower is responsible for reporting the loss, damage, or theft of the chromebook immediately by completing the Reporting Lost, Damaged, or Stolen Device form
. In addition, the borrower should contact the library and return damaged items, if applicable. At that time, library staff and HCC IT will determine any fees.