Holiday Laptop Donation Drive with HP kicks off Dec. 1
In partnership with HP Inc., San José Public Library, and the Library Foundation are hosting a donation drive to refresh and repurpose used Windows laptops. Your donations will provide more students, families, and other Library program participants with access to the technology they need to thrive.
As we approach the holiday season, if you're thinking of upgrading your devices, please consider paying it forward by dropping off your used device between December 1, 2020 and January 9, 2021. You will receive an acknowledgement receipt for your gift-in-kind tax-deductible donation.
Donations can be made at any of our Express Pickup locations, Monday – Saturday from 1:00 – 6:00 PM. Please, do not drop off donations at the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library.
NOTE: Windows-equipped laptops or tablets are preferred. We cannot repurpose Apple devices. Don't forget to include any power cords and other device accessories!
Donated laptop drives will be cleaned by our HP volunteer partners. If you would like to clean your own drive prior to your donation, you may do so. HP volunteers will still review all laptop drives for cleaning, whether cleared prior to donation or not.
I have a few laptops, but they are having some issues (need some hardware fix).
Fixing hardware will cost some $, but they are easily fixable. I grab them from my old work for my personal work.
I am not sure if I can drop not working ones, please let me know.
We highly encourage the donation of working laptops but will still accept all donations. We ask that you please provide a description of the laptop upon donation, which could include any functional issues. Our HP volunteers can possibly address hardware issues on HP laptops but are not able to fix other brands.
Also another lib system has checkout laptops or tablets tx?
Problem is not all come back...
We encourage the donation of working laptops but will accept all donations. At the time of your donation, you will be asked for a description of the laptop that you are donating. This description should include details, such as the current condition of the laptop. Our HP volunteers can address minor issues with HP brand laptops but will not be able to fix issues with other brands, such as Dell.
We encourage the donation of laptops, but we will accept all donations.
I have two laptops that I'd like to donate.
One is running Chromium but isn't in a good condition and another one is running Ubuntu and is a descent condition.
Are they eligible for donation?
We are accepting all donations. At the time of your donation, you will be asked to provide a description of the laptops that you are donating. Details should include the brand and the current condition at time of donation.
We will accept Chromebooks.
Our HP volunteers will clear the drives of all donated laptops. If you have concerns, you care encouraged to clear your drives prior to your donation.
We encourage the donation of laptops, but we will still accept desktops.
We are encouraging the donation of working laptops, but will accept all donations.
We encourage the donation of working Windows-based laptops, but we will accept all donations. Be advised that our HP volunteers will be unable to clear the drives of Apple products. You should be certain that you have cleared all personal information from your Apple product prior to your donation.
Would you accept a working laptop with missing power cord?
We encourage the donation of working windows-based laptops with their power cords included. Our HP volunteers could possibly assist in power cords for HP brand laptops, but not with other brands.