Equipment loans are handled at the technology loan desk in the Newman Library. Loans will be transacted on site in the Library. The items available for loan and the associated loan periods are listed on the Library’s technology loan services page. A few items are available for semester-long loan while supplies last. They may be requested using the equipment loan form.
The College’s main student computing lab, the Kaplan Computing & Technology Center, will be open by appointment.
The procedures listed below were used while the Library was not open for students to borrow from the technology loan desk. Those procedures no longer apply.
Baruch College’s equipment loan program provides students with Chromebooks, iPads, laptops, and other devices that support online learning. At this time the equipment is being mailed to requesters. There is no cost to borrow equipment and the loan period is for the semester.
To Submit a Request:
- Log into CUNYFirst.
- On the CUNYfirst entry screen look for the section headed “Tell Us Your Tech Needs”.
- Click on the link to the “CUNY Technology Needs Form.”
- When the Survey Portal appears click on “Tell Us Your Tech Needs”.
- Answer the questions and submit the form.
Here is a video of the request process.
What Happens After You Submit the Request?
The technology loan staff review the request to make sure that the item is in stock. If there is a problem with the request, you will be notified by email. Otherwise, the information you submitted on the form will be used to produce the shipping label to get the device to you via UPS. Shipments are done twice per week. As soon as the item is ready to be shipped, you will receive an email message that will provide the information you need to track the delivery. If you do not hear anything in a few days, it means that you submitted the request just after a shipment batch was prepared. Your device will be included in the next shipment batch. Please do not resubmit a request, because a duplicate order will cause a delay in shipping the item in the original request.