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Library Technology

Check out the Equipment Loan Program for laptops, Wi-Fi hotspots, and calculators here at the Library. We can also help assist with your tech and Canvas questions!

Equipment Loan Program

To request technology please fill out the equipment loan program agreement.

After your request has been approved, you will receive an email to let you know when you can pick up your equipment.

If you have questions, email lrc@elcamino.edu. 

Equipment Pick Up and Return Dates

You may pick up a laptop, hotspot, and/or calculator Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. 

For information how to renew your equipment loans, visit How to Self-Renew a Laptop and Hotspot.

Canvas Assistants

Do you have a question about Canvas? Can't submit an assignment? Having trouble finding your classes in Canvas?

Chat with a canvas assistant by clicking the Ask Us About Canvas tab. Missed chats will be answered the following morning (Monday – Friday).

Canvas Assistant Hours

Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Additional Information

These videos cover the following Canvas topics:

1) Welcome to Canvas and How to Log On 2) The Canvas Dashboard and Global Navigation Menu 3) Course Cards 4) These videos cover the following Canvas topics: 1) Welcome to Canvas and How to Log On 2) The Canvas Dashboard and Global Navigation Menu 3) Course Cards 4) Activity Stream 5) To Do List 6) Calendar 7) Syllabus 8) Modules 9) Assignments 10) Grades 11) Notifications 12)  Pronto13) Zoom:

Access Tutoring Services through Canvas

How to Access Office 365 from Home

How to Access Your El Camino Email

How to Use Zoom with a Computer or Laptop

How to Use Zoom from an iPhone

Live Video Classroom Etiquette

Setup instructions for your laptop

Set up instructions for you laptop (PDF).

Inserting the battery in your brand-new hotspot:

  • The battery is located under the cardboard insert. Remove it from the plastic packaging.
  • To insert the battery, the back panel of the hotspot device needs to be removed. Near the charging port, there is a small notch in the plastic on one of the corners. Insert your fingernail or a small tool in the notch and pull in order to remove the back panel. This will be difficult, but the back should eventually fully come off.
  • Discard the small silica gel packet that is in the device.
  • Match up the three gold spots on the edge of the battery with the three gold parts on the device when inserting it. These connections need to touch for the hotspot to work. When you do so, the text-side of the battery will be facing you, and the battery should fit snugly within the hotspot.
  • Replace the back cover, being sure to fully press down on all the edges so there are no open spaces. There may be snapping/clicking sounds.
  • Plug in your device to charge it and continue following setup instructions provided with the device.

The Learning Resources Center has two student computer labs:

  • The Study Center, located on the second floor of the Schauerman Library
  • Library Media Technology Center, located in the Schauerman Library's east basement.

Printing: Printing is available in both Library computer labs. Black-and-white printing is 10 cents per page. Color printing is 50 cents per page. A current student ID card is needed to print in both labs. Students may use cash or a credit/debit card to pay for printing.

Please note that a $2.00 minimum is required when a credit/debit card is used.

The first time you use the campus print system, bring your student ID card to the computer lab in the Library's east basement. The staff will help you prepare your card for printing.

Send your documents to a printer in the student computer labs.

Reserving a Computer Lab

Faculty and staff may reserve computers for classes and programs. Priority is given based on the Learning Resources Computer Lab Use Policy.

To reserve computers in the Study Center, send an email to lhall@elcamino.edu.

To reserve computers in the Library Media Technology Center, email fwhite@elcamino.edu. In the email include the day, time, planned activity, and number of computers to reserve.

Contact Information for Computer Labs:

Questions? Contact Us

Canvas Assistant Hour
Monday through Thursday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.