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Laptop Loan Support

Students may pick up and return laptops at Duncan Hall 110 during open lab hours. For pickup, please bring a student ID and documentation of enrollment in an upcoming or current term such as a class schedule or the term sticker on your student ID from public safety.

  • Borrowing Loaner Equipment
    Howard Community College offers semester long laptop loans for current students. To borrow a laptop please visit the lab during open hours with a student or state ID and confirmation of enrollment such as a class schedule or student ID with the current semesters sticker on it from public safety. We will ask that a waiver is filled out at before we loan out the equipment.
  • What software is installed on the computer?
    The laptops are configured with all three of the major browsers (Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer) and the Microsoft Office suite. 
  • Can I connect to WiFi at home with this laptop?

    Yes!  The HCC laptop will connect to your home wireless network the same as all the devices at your house (laptops, phones, TVs).  Follow these steps:

    1. On your desktop, click the Network icon in bottom right-hand corner of your screen. This will bring up a list of available connections.  

      Wifi bar


    2. Find the name (SSID) of your WiFi network and click on it.
    3. Ensure Connect Automatically is ticked and then click Connect.
    4. Enter your WiFi password.
    5. Click OK to finish. Your computer should remember your password for you from now on.
  • How long can I keep the laptop?
    The laptop is intended to support teaching and learning at home. Return it after your semester finals, or earlier if you are finished using it before then.

    If you borrow a laptop in Fall, and register for Spring before winter break you can keep the laptop through winter break and return it after Spring finals.
  • How long will the battery last?
    It will depend on your activities on the laptop, but expect 2-4 hours. We recommend keeping it plugged in at all times unless necessary.
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