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Chromebook Guide: Home

This guide contains information about borrowing and using SBCC Chromebooks.

Research Help

Live Chat (available during Luria Library virtual open hours):


Zoom: make an appointment

In Person: stop by the Library on the West Campus during in-person open hours

Internet Access

If you live in Santa Barbara, Cox may provide a limited amount of free internet service to qualified customers.

If you live in Ventura, Comcast a limited amount of free internet service to qualified customers.

Chromebook and Wifi Hotspot Borrowing and Returns

SBCC students, staff, and faculty can pick up (or return) Chromebooks, wifi hotspots, calculators, and requested print books when the library is open for face-to-face services.


The library will close during the intersession beginning on August, 4 at 4:00pm and will reopen on Monday, August 29. 

The library is offering pre-semester front desk check out services for Chromebooks, and hotspots at the following times:
Tuesday, August 23: 1pm - 7pm
Wednesday, August 24: 1pm - 7pm


Fall 2022 Library Open Hours

(August 29 - December 16, 2022):

Monday - Thursday: 9am - 9pm

Friday: 10am - 4pm

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: 12pm - 8pm

See the Hours and Maps page for additional information, including holiday closures.


Please come inside the library building to return or check out materials. If you are not authorized to enter a building on campus due to vaccination status and/or COVID test result please call 805-730-4044 when you arrive and we will meet you outside at the front entrance of the Library.  

SBCC campus map indicating the location of the Luria Library on the West Campus, just west of the bridge between the East and West Campuses


Be sure to bring a photo ID and wear a mask. Wristbands are required to enter the building (get one at a campus check-in table after showing proof of vaccination, or exemption, and a negative COVID test result).

Social distancing measures and safety precautions will be taken with library pickup and returns. For curbside pickup/return, you are not required to check in and get a wristband, but you must wear a mask.

See How do I pick up or return library materials? for more information, or contact

Semester-Length Loans

The Luria Library has Chromebooks available for long-term check out:

  1. Chromebooks are due back on the last Friday of the semester at 4pm.
  2. Chromebooks must be returned without damage to staff at the Checkout Desk where they were borrowed.
  3. Chromebooks are free to borrow. Replacement cost for a lost or damaged Chromebook is $350. 
  4. Chromebooks that are not returned are considered lost.
  5. Chromebooks do not save student work. Please save all of your work to Google Drive.
  6. Personal information will be removed from the Chromebook upon logging out.

Using Chromebooks to Learn Online

What is a Chromebook, Anyway?

A Chromebook is a personal computer running the Google Chrome operating system (Chrome OS). The devices are designed to be used while connected to the Internet and support applications that reside on the Web, rather than traditional PC applications like Microsoft Office that reside on the machine itself. Using web applications rather than traditional PC applications is known as cloud computing (basically, online storage and software).