Harper College

Semester Loan Technology

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.

Chromebook, calculator, and hotspot on a table

Summer 2024 Requests: The Library is accepting in-person requests for Chromebooks, graphing calculators, and hotspots for the Summer 2024 semester. Items are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Students must be registered in Summer 2024 credit classes at the time of request, and a Harper ID or other valid photo ID is required. Students who are registered in Fall 2024 credit classes but are not taking Summer 2024 credit classes will be able to request technology beginning Monday, July 29, 2024.

Questions? Email semesterloantech@harpercollege.edu or call 847.925.6584.

Here are additional options for internet access:

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

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. Students are encouraged to return the technology earlier than the due date if it is no longer needed for the semester.



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. Items should be returned to a Library employee at the front desk. All parts (chargers, carrying cases, etc.) should be included in the return. Do not return technology in outside book drop boxes.

Please send an email to semesterloantech@harpercollege.edu for the latest updates regarding renewal request procedures. NOTE: registration in the current semester is required, so make sure you are registered before requesting 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: 6/10/24