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Library Laptops: Home

Guidelines for Checkout and Use

Pickup and Return Guidelines

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 are available for 3 week checkout periods.
  5. Laptops may be renewed online or in person within three days of the due date.   Log in to your HCC Library account.to find the due date or to renew online. You will receive a courtesy notice 3 days before the due date.

    Laptops may be renewed twice and then must be returned. Another may be checked out if available.
  6. Students may place hold requests for delivery to a selected HCC library or ERC according to the pickup guidelines linked at the top of this page.
  7. Laptops will be held for pickup for no more than two days following notification of availability.
  8. Following a second overdue notice charges for the Laptops and power cord will be placed on the student record.
    A charge for the overdue Laptop will be $1100 and a $10 processing fee.
    The charge for an overdue power cord will be $35 and a $10 processing fee.
  9. Laptops must be returned without damage.  Repair or replacement costs for damaged Chromebooks will be charged to the borrower.
  10. All work should be saved to either the student's Microsoft 365 account, to an external drive, or to Google Drive.
  11. Contact the IT Help Desk for assistance with logging in and software use. Phone 713.718.8800

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

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