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Library Guide for Students During Campus Closure

This guide is for students who are off campus and need guidance on accessing library resources at Moorpark College during the COVID-19 closure.

Requesting a Laptop

Any student who is currently enrolled at Moorpark College may request to borrow a laptop for the semester. The library has two types of laptops: Dell or Chromebook. Please refer to the Equipment Details section below to learn about the two different laptops' capabilities. This is important information to help you decide which option is best for you to complete your coursework.

Scheduling your appointment

To schedule a pickup appointment, please visit the appointment booking page for equipmentYou will need to log into your MyVCCCD portal.

Arriving for your pickup appointment

You will receive a confirmation to your my.vcccd.edu email after you submit your appointment. Library staff must approve requests for Dell laptops because of the option for additional software; in this case, you will receive an additional message once your appointment is approved.

Once approved, you may come to the library to pick up your laptop. You must follow the check-in procedures outlined by the district and you must wear a face covering indoors.

Equipment Details

Dell

For the patron's reference, each Dell laptop comes pre-installed with the following programs:

  • Windows 10
  • MS Office Suite (includes Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Access, Skype, OneNote, OneDrive)
  • Trend Anti-Virus
  • Adobe Creative Cloud and Acrobat DC (Patrons must have their own Adobe account for these programs to work)
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • VLC media Player

Additional software requests may be made in the booking form when scheduling a pickup. These will be evaluated by library staff and IT, and we will notify you if there are any problems.

A charging cable will also come with the laptop. Additionally, Zoom may be downloaded by the patron once the laptop is in their possession and does not require IT to install it for them.

Chromebook

Chromebooks are for patrons who need basic access to the internet and DO NOT come with any special programs besides Google Chrome. Selecting a Chromebook over a Dell laptop will only give patrons the ability to user "browser-friendly" versions of programs such as Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc) and Google (Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets, etc). Canvas would also be accessible.

Requesting a Hotspot

Students enrolled at Moorpark College may request a hotspot to use for completing their coursework. The hotspots can be borrowed for a semester.

Scheduling your appointment

To schedule a pickup appointment, please visit the appointment booking page for equipment. You will need to log into your MyVCCCD portal.

We also offer hotspot checkout for in-library use if you are having trouble accessing the wifi on campus.

Returning Your Laptop/Hotspot

If you need to renew your laptop or hotspot, please contact the library:

To return your laptop or hotspot, please follow these steps. You do not need to schedule an appointment to return.

  1. If you are returning a laptop, be sure to back up any files or data you need to save as they will be erased from the device once returned.
  2. Follow check in procedures for visiting campus. You are required to go through the screening process to enter campus. You must wear a face covering indoors. We will be unable to assist you if you do not follow these procedures.
  3. Ring the doorbell on the right-side library doors (if Fountain Hall is behind you) or call Circulation by phone at 805-378-1450, and staff will come to assist you. Please have your 900 number ready.
  4. Library staff will ask you a few questions about your equipment. Please report any damage or issues that you encountered to help our IT staff.