Semester Loan Technology

The Library is taking in-person requests for Chromebooks, calculators, and hotspots. These items are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Students must be registered in Summer 2023 credit classes and must present their Harper ID or other valid photo ID to request items. If you have any questions or need help requesting technology items, please email us at semesterloantech@harpercollege.edu or call us at 847.925.6584.

Here are additional options for internet access:

Texas Instruments offers free downloads for TI-84 Plus graphing calculator emulators.

The Harper College Library's Semester Loan Technology program allows students access to technology that otherwise may be unavailable. You can learn more about what technology is available as well as the procedure that is followed to get this technology to you below. Once you receive your library technology, you can reference the user guides and video tutorials below to get started.

Check here for a full list of campus and community resources available for students. 

  • Chromebook - Laptop with Chrome Operating System as opposed to Windows 10 or Mac OS.
  • Hot Spot - A device that receives a cellular signal and emits a Wifi signal so you may access the internet. *Required in order to use a Chromebook if you do not have Internet Service.
  • Graphing Calculator - A calculator that is capable of plotting graphs, solving simultaneous equations, and performing other tasks with variables.
  • Student initiates a request in-person at the Library.
  • Library staff verify the requester is a current Harper College student. *A Harper student ID or other valid photo ID is required.
  • Student reads and agrees to the Technology Borrower's Agreement.
  • Materials are pulled and checked out to the student. 
  • All technology items are due at the end of the current semester or if the student withdraws from all credit classes. 



You should hear from a Harper College Library employee by the end of the next business day (Monday-Friday).

If you have any additional questions, feel free to send us an email at semesterloantech@harpercollege.edu.

Technology is picked up and returned in the Library during open building hours.

Once you are registered for the following semester, please send us an email at semesterloantech@harpercollege.edu to request a renewal.

If you are having minor technical issues, please contact the Student Service Desk.
If you have a damaged Chromebook, please contact the library.

Calculators and Hot Spots
If you are having issues with a calculator or a hot spot, please contact the library.

You will need a personal Gmail account to login to the Chromebook. If you do not have one, click "More Options" on the login screen and select "Create Account." While your Harper email is powered by Gmail, it is not a Gmail account and cannot be used to login to the Chromebook.

Last Updated: 5/22/23