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Guidelines for Checkout and Use

The HCC libraries have 1600 Dell Laptops available for current HCC students to check out and use either at home or on campus.
  1. HCC current full- and part-time students who have no library holds on their records are eligible to borrow a laptop.
  2. Students must have a current HCC Student ID card or a state or national ID card.
  3. Only one device may be on loan at a time. Students may not check out more than one laptop, Chromebook, netbook or tablet or combination of the three. Students may check out a WiFi hotspot with a Dell Laptop.
  4. Laptops may not be taken out of the United States.
  5. 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.
  6. Devices may not be renewed online. Log in to your HCC Library find the due date. You will receive a courtesy notice 3 days before the due date. Bring the device to the library to request a renewal before it becomes overdue or if you are registered for the following semester.
  7. Students may place hold requests for delivery to a selected HCC library or ERC.
  8. Laptops will be held for pickup for no more than two days following notification of availability.
  9. Following a second overdue notice charges for the Laptops and power cord will be placed on the student record and the device will be locked so that it can no longer be used.
    • A charge for the overdue Laptop will be $724 and a $10 processing fee.
    • The charge for an overdue or lost power cord will be $20 and a $10 processing fee.
  10. Laptops must be returned without damage.  Repair or replacement costs for damaged Laptops will be charged to the borrower. The cost of a replacement screen is $179.00.
  11. All work should be saved to either the student's Microsoft 365 account, to an external drive, or to Google Drive.Please do not attempt to reset the device. If you feel that you may have personal information on the laptop we can assist you with removing it when we check it in.
  12. Contact the IT Help Desk for assistance with logging in and software use. Phone 713.718.8800
The borrower is responsible for reporting the loss, damage, or theft of the laptop 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.

Get Help

Software and logins are managed by the HCC IT Department.

Call 713.718.8800 for immediate assistance

Software Available

  • Respondus Lockdown Browser
  • Zoom
  • Webex
  • Choice of broswers
  • Adobe Reader
  • Media Player

What About Word and Excel?

Go to and login with your HCC student email account to use all MS 365 products.

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