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The Library has a number of technology solutions to assist students, including desktop machines, laptops, printers, a sharing monitor, and more! The machines are equipped with Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel) and a CD/DVD player. In addition, the laptops have webcams to facilitate coursework, such as online partner discussions. Read more below.


The Contra Costa Community College District's Acceptable Technology Use Policy states that " access is a privilege, and requires that individual users act responsibly and ethically. Users must respect the rights of other users, respect the integrity of the system and related physical resources, and observe all relevant laws, regulations, policies, and contractual obligations. Improper use of technology resources may result in the loss of technolgy privileges throughout the District."

College and Library policies further define acceptable use. A copy of the College's computer lab use policy is posted in the LISC Lab. The Library's computer use policy is posted on signs adjacent to the computers in the Information Commons. Failure to follow these policies may result in disciplinary action and the loss of computer use privileges.

You can help ensure that everyone has equitable access to the library workstations by following these simple rules:

  • The computers are for library research or school-related tasks; other uses may be permitted (see below), but students needing to do research or type a paper have priority use. If asked to yield a computer to one of these students, please do so graciously.
  • Students with a disability have priority use of computers on adjustable tables, and of the computers containing the screenreader program JAWS. If asked to yield a computer, please do so graciously.
  • Limit computer searches to 20 minutes when someone is waiting.
  • Do not use chat rooms or social networking sites. If school-related, please explain assignment or need to the librarian.
  • Do not play any computer games.
  • Do not dowload or reconfigure any software.
  • Be aware that some online sites may be offensive to others. You will be asked to exit such sites.
  • Children under the age of 12 may not use any library computer unless they are enrolled in a CCC class.

Borrowing Laptops in the Library

The library also has laptops available for checkout. To sign up for a laptop, you must: 

  • be a current student.
  • have no fines or overdue items on your library account.
  • fill out a form at the Reference Desk.
  • provide your photo ID (school or state) to the librarian.


  • are checked out at the Circulation Desk (after you have completed the sign-up process at the Reference Desk). 
  • can be used for school-related work only.
  • may be checked out once per day for a maximum of three hours.
  • must stay in the LLRC building.
  • must be returned to a person (not left on the counter).
  • are your responsibility while checked out to you. Do not let it leave your sight! If you must leave to go to the bathroom, bring it to a person at the Circulation Desk to be held while you are away. 
  • have a fine of $15 per hour if they are overdue (by even one minute). It is your responsibility to be mindful of your return time.
  • have a lost fee of $700 if it is stolen or damaged while checked out to you.

For more information, see a librarian at the Reference Desk!