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Borrow Technology

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Semester-Long Loan

Request a Laptop
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Semester-Long Loan

Request a Hotspot


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Charging Cables

For Use in Library

Library Hours

Borrow Laptops & Hotspots

The library has a limited number of laptops and hotspots available on a first come, first serve basis for students to borrow for the semester.

Submit a Student Technology Request, and the library will contact you with pick up or delivery information.

Student Technology Request Technical Support Learn How to Use a Hotspot

Return Laptops & Hotspots

All laptops and hotspots must be returned by the end of the semester.

Return Events at Oceanside Campus (in front of Administration Building)

  • Monday, August 9, 2021: 10am-2pm
  • Tuesday, August 10, 2021: 3pm to 7pm
  • Return laptops and hotspots at the on campus Oceanside Help Huts at the beginning of Fall 2021

Please email if you need to return your borrowed equipment before the end of the semester.

When returning these items, you must follow these guidelines:

  • You must wear a mask and follow all safe distancing markers and directions in place at the return event. Staff will not accept equipment if you are not wearing a mask.
  • Laptops: be sure that all pieces are present: laptop charger (two pieces, wall plug and computer plug) laptop bag if borrowed with bag from the library
  • Hotspots: be sure all pieces are present: hotspot charger (two pieces, wall plug and USB charger cable) bag or box given to you with hotspot

Borrow by Mail

Borrow from the Library
Get free Home Delivery

Follow 3 simple steps to get the library materials you need delivered to your home via US Postal Service.



Search the OneSearch for Books, DVDs, and PlayAways

Note: Textbooks on Reserve cannot be requested via home delivery at this time.
Please visit our Textbooks page for more information.

   Using OneSearch


Request Items using Home Delivery

  • Books (6 week checkouts)
  • DVDs (4 week checkouts)
  • PlayAways (6 week checkouts)

During this time, students will be allowed to borrow up to 5 items at a time.

   Requesting an Item


Check your mail for US Postal delivery

You will get a confirmation email, and your items will be delivered to your home via US Postal Service.

To return your items, drop them off at the main Oceanside Campus Library drop boxes. There is a drive up drop box in the main parking lot (1B) across from the police station and another drop box directly in front of the Library and Information Hub building.

Return Books & DVDs

Books, DVDs, and other library materials can be returned to the drop box on the Oceanside Campus.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

If a book or periodical article you need is not in the MiraCosta College Library collection, we will be happy to attempt to obtain it for you from another library. There is currently no charge for this service; for this reason, we do reserve the right to limit the number of items we can request for you at one time. 

Interlibrary Loan services are a cooperative arrangement through which libraries throughout the world may request materials from one another. Many libraries, including MiraCosta, use the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) to facilitate the Interlibrary Loan service. OCLC presently provides online access to nearly 20 million titles.

Please complete and submit the appropriate form for a book request or an article request. We will contact you if we have any questions. Otherwise you will be contacted when the item will be available.

Learn How to Use a Hotspot