Laptop, MiFi and Equipment Support

Laptop/MiFi Application and Distribution

Technical Support for Laptops and MiFi Connections

For Additional Help


Laptop/MiFi Application and Distribution

Gavilan College has a limited number of laptops and MiFi/hotspots to loan to students who need them to continue their classes.

To borrow a laptop or hotspot, you must be a registered student. Please complete the Laptop/Hotspot Request form.

A Gavilan representative with then contact you with information about times and dates when you can come pick up equipment. Please read and follow directions carefully, as they include COVID-19 protocols for coming to campus safely.

Note: Students should not come to campus for equipment pickup unless confirmation of laptop request has been received by phone or email from Gavilan staff.

Students may return technology at the Gavilan Library (laptops, MiFi/hotspots, calculators) at these times (when classes are in session):
Click here for current semester Library Hours


Distribution Dates:

Distribution of the laptops and MiFi/hotspots—as well as some books and other course materials-- will take place in both Gilroy and Hollister at beginning and end of term and then in the library during regular open hours. If you are unable to pick up or drop off equiment during the library's open hours, contact the library staff at or call (408)848-4810.


Technical Support for Laptops and MiFi Connections

Instructions for connecting laptop to WiFi

Instructions for connecting MiFi to laptop (Verizon):

Instructions for connecting MiFi to laptop (Cool Pad by Sprint):

If you have questions about equipment, contact Tara Myers, or call (408) 840-4810

 For Additional Help

Contact library staff at , or call (408) 848-4810


Need a Tech Buddy?

If you or someone you know would like to be paired with another student who can help you learn how to use technology, complete this short request form and a Gavilan representative from the Tech Buddy program will contact you:  If you have questions about this program, call (831) 205-1895.


Last updated 07/26/22