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Glendale Community College Library Updates

Check out a device
See Return a Book or Device for information about how to drop off laptops and other devices.

Request a Laptop or Device

Request a Device 

Updated Monday, October 19, 2020

Although the College is closed, library staff have worked to get as many devices to GCC students as possible. We have laptops, Chromebooks, internet hotspots, iPads, webcams, piano keyboards, and calculators (scientific and graphing) available for semester-long checkout.


To request a laptop, Chromebook, internet hotspot, iPad, webcam, piano keyboard, or calculator:

  • Fill out a form to request the equipment you would like to borrow.
  • A library staff member will contact you via email to set up an appointment.
  • The Library is not currently open to the public. You will be directed to a pick up location in your confirmation email.

To request a book, see How to Check Out Print Books from the GCC Library.

Device and book pickups are currently scheduled at the following times:

  • Tue, October 20, 11 am - 2 pm or 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Wed, October 21, 11 am - 2 pm or 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Tue, October 27, 11 am - 2 pm or 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Wed, October 28, 11 am - 2 pm or 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Tue, November 3, 11 am - 2 pm or 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Wed, November 4, 11 am - 2 pm or 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Tue, November 10, 11 am - 2 pm or 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Wed, November 11, 11 am - 2 pm or 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Tue, November 17, 11 am - 2 pm or 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Wed, November 18, 11 am - 2 pm or 2 pm - 5 pm


If you already have filled out the form to schedule an appointment: We are processing the forms in the order received and will respond as soon as possible. Although we may not be able to honor your request immediately, your name will remain on the list and you’ll be notified if/when more devices become available.


If you missed your appointment: If you missed your appointment to pick up a laptop or other device, we are unable to hold it for you, and will check it out to the next student on the waitlist. We recommend resubmitting a request using the form.
 This will restart the request process.


Note that while we will do our best to get more devices into the hands of students who need them, we are unable to ensure every student who wants a device will get one. Please be patient as we make the best attempt to honor your device request, and we apologize for any inconvenience.

In addition, please be aware that you can access Canvas from a smartphone. For instructions, check out the resources on GCC's COVID-19 Information for Students page. For 24/7 Canvas support, call the Canvas Helpline at 1-844-600-4951.

Technical Information about Library Laptops & Hotspots

About the Library laptops, iPads, and Chromebooks 

  • Chromebooks and iPads have built-in microphones and cameras. Laptops may not have microphones and cameras. Use this form to request a webcam. All webcams have built in microphones. 
  • You cannot download software to laptops or Chromebooks. Contact your instructor if the software is critical to course completion.
  • You can download apps to iPads.
  • You can install apps or extensions in Chromebooks using "portable apps". See instructions here. (Video)
  • How to install Proctorio. (link)
  • Zoom Virtual Backgrounds do not work on Chromebooks or iPads (iPad Air 2's). Laptops by default do not have the ability to use virtual backgrounds. To change this setting, complete the Device Help Form to request access to download Zoom Client on the laptop and allows for Zoom Virtual Backgrounds.
  • Flash must be installed in Chromebooks. See instructions here.

Having technical issues with laptops? Contact ITS HelpDesk.

About the Library Hotspots

  • Up to 15 users at one time can link to this Hotspot.
  • Remember to keep the Hotspot charged.
  • Unlimited data. 
  • Each Hotspot comes with illustrated instructions. 


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