Computer Loaner Program

The Loaner Computer program is designed to help students who are in need of a desktop computer during the semester. Loaner computers can be checked out at any time during the semester. Paperwork must be renewed each semester. Students are able to borrow a system on a semester-by-semester basis to help with their classes.

We recommend calling the office first if you are driving a long distance.

  • All loaner computers have Windows 7, an Open Office suite, and antivirus software installed on them.
  • The computers remain the property of Temple College and must be returned to the College in essentially the same condition as when signed for.
  • Loaners have been updated and now cost $5 to check out. Please pay at the cashier’s office and bring us the receipt to copy along with a current class schedule.
  • An administrative hold will be placed on your academic record for non-returned systems. Lost/non-returned/damaged systems are valued at $200. An additional $50 is charged if a flat-screen monitor is lost/non-returned/damaged.
  • The system is being provided primarily for student school work and will not be used in any manner which would be illegal, unethical, immoral, or reflect badly on the College or the student.
  • Typically we loan out desktop computers. Loaner laptops are in limited supply, so they can only be loaned out to students who meet specific requirements. Laptops also require a referral form.

Computer Donor Program

Temple College has undertaken a project to refurbish and redistribute donated PC computers back into the community. Our first concern is to make sure all hard drives have all data removed. We use a program to totally erase data on the hard drives. As a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher, we are able to obtain Windows operating systems at minimal cost which we then load on the systems that go back out into the community through various non-profit organizations. The Temple-Belton Central Texas Housing Consortium has received over 200 systems, helping their clients with computer training and using the systems to improve their lives. Other systems have gone to church groups, and other various organizations including several drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers.

Microsoft Registered Refurbisher

Some systems have been given to organizations outside the United States. These systems were loaded with a different operating system, called Ubuntu, a free open source Linux system.

Help us expand our program

  • Donate your systems
  • Redistribute within community
  • We will assure data destruction
  • Keep systems out of landfill
  • Satisfy E-waste requirements
  • Save money on storage costs
  • Increase community good will

Contact

Cathy Coe-Clune
Loaner/Donor Computer Office
Watson Technical Center (WTC), Room 549
Phone:  254-298-8467
Email:  loaner.computers@templejc.edu

Fall & Spring Hours
Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to Noon
Summer Office Hours
Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fridays CLOSED