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Equipment to Borrow

Computer Loans

Laptops and iPads Loan Terms

Item Type Loan Period Renewals Fees
Dell XPS 13 Laptops 4 hours / overnight* No renewals $1 / hour**
iPads (7th Gen and Air 2) Semester No renewals $500 Replacement fee charged if not returned.

* Overnight materials must be returned within the first hour after opening the next time the library is open.
** Fines will not be charged unless they exceed $15 in a semester

More Info about the iPads

Available iPads include:

  • iPad 7th Generation (2019)  Model A2197
  • iPad Air 2 (2014)

In order to borrow a laptop or iPad, a borrower must have:

  • A Cal Maritime photo ID (Portpass) presented in-person to the librarian;
  • A Library account in good standing (i.e. no outstanding library fees);
  • A signed Library Laptop/iPad Liability form on file.

Loan Enforcement

  • The borrower agrees to return the equipment in the same order and condition as when received.  If equipment is damaged or lost while on loan, borrower agrees to reimburse Cal Maritime for the costs of repair or full replacement cost (iPads: $500).
  • Please report loss, damage, or defect to the Cal Maritime Library immediately.

Printing Your Work

  • Printing is available via WEPA wireless print stations.


  • Do not leave Library laptops or iPads unattended. You are responsible for the device checked out to you.
  • Personal software and apps may not be loaded onto the laptop or iPad. NOTHING CAN BE SAVED TO THE DEVICE. Each device is configured to delete all files on shut down or restart.
  • Suggestions for desired software may be made. The Library, in consultation with IT, will consider each request.


  • The Library may answer a limited number of technical questions about operation of the Library laptops and iPads at the Front Desk. If major troubleshooting is required, someone at the Library Front Desk will contact the IT Help Desk.
  • Please report any hardware or software problems to the Front Desk staff when returning the device.
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