Computers & Electronics


Portable Chargers, by Oomf

18 portable chargers are available for checkout from the Oomf self-service vending machine next to the Service Desk. To check out a charger, follow these steps:

  1. Download the Oomf app.
  2. Create an account or log in via Google or Facebook.
  3. Enter your credit/debit card information. The first 24 hours are free. You can keep the charger for longer at a rate of $20/day (maximum charge of $300).
  4. Unplug and remove a charger from the charging station.
  5. Sign into the app and select <Charge your laptop or phone with omnicharge>.
  6. Place your device on top of the charger and tap <Identify>.
  7. The display on the charger will flash. Once it does tap <Activate>.

To return the charger, bring it back and plug it in at any empty slot. Make sure the power cord is fully plugged in; it won't be removed from your account until it is charging again.

Notes

  • The loan period is 24 hours, regardless of library hours. If you are unable to return the device because the library is closed, you will be charged.
  • Each charger has one AC and two USB outlets. See the Oomf website for more details.
  • The charger does not come equipped with cables to charge your device. Charging cables for mobile devices can be checked out separately at the Service Desk.
  • Any billing questions should be sent directly to Oomf

This is a pilot service by the Library and ITS—we would appreciate your feedback!


Charging Lockers, by KwikBoost

The Library now has two sets of 10 KwikBoost Multi-device Charging Lockers, free of charge for members of the University community. They are located on the ground floor of Library North, just inside the front entrance.

Each locker contains an electrical outlet and a Micro USB, USB-C, or Lightning charger (iPhone). For use, follow the steps below:

  1. Find an empty unlocked locker.
  2. Plug in your device(s). Each locker can accommodate up to 3 devices.
  3. Close the door and turn the lever to the locked position.
  4. Enter a 4-digit code of your choosing and press the <Zephyr> button. Make sure to remember this code, and which locker it is, for retrieval.
  5. To reopen, enter the same 4-digit code and press the <Zephyr> button.

Notes

  • Charging lockers are not for overnight use; items left in the lockers at closing will be placed in the Library's Lost & Found.
  • Make sure to keep your 4-digit code private.
  • Report any problems to the Service Desk.

Computers

A MyCalStateLA account is required to use all campus computers.

Users without a MyCalStateLA account must obtain a Guest Network Login from the Library Service Desk (1st Floor North).

Level A - Library North

  • 28 Windows 10 PCs equipped with Open Access Lab Software (2+ Hour Time Limit)
  • 12 Apple iMac computers
  • 1 Microsoft Surface Hub - Coming Soon
  • 1 black & white laser printer

1st Floor - Library North

  • 12 Windows 10 PCs for quick use equipped with Open Access Lab Software (15 Minute Time Limit)
  • 4 flatbed scanners (12x17 inches, files can only be saved to USB)
  • 2 black & white laser printers

2nd Floor - Library North

  • 32 Windows 7 PCs equipped with MS-Office, Web browsers, and internet with DVD player, and headphone jack (2 Hour Time Limit)
  • 1 black & white laser printer

3rd Floor - Library North

  • 63 Windows 10 PCs equipped with Open Access Lab Software (2+ Hour Time Limit)
  • 1 black & white laser printer
  • 1 black & white laser printer for Guest/Community users
  • 1 color laser printer

Notes

  • Time limits for computers marked 2+ hour time limit will only limit users to 2 hours use if all machines on that floor are in use.
  • Do not save your files on library computers. Files saved on library computers get erased after you log off or when your time limit expires.
  • Save your files to a USB drive or save files temporarily to the desktop and email them to yourself.
  • Once you log off the computer (or your time limit is reached) you lose your information -- be sure to save your work often.
  • If you forgot your USB drive, you can save it to your OneDrive or check out a USB at the Service Desk
  • Library Computer FAQs