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Borrow Equipment

All of the library's equipment is available at the Check-Out & Reserves Desk on the first floor.

Guidelines for equipment use

For more information about our borrowing policies, see our Borrow & Renew page.

  • If there is a problem with the equipment you've checked out, please bring it to the Check-Out & Reserves Desk.
  • You are responsible for any damage that happens to the equipment while it is in your possession. In the case of unintentional damage, you will be charged a replacement fee. Intentional damage is also subject to disciplinary action, as outlined in the Student Handbook.
  • Laptops:
    • You can use the laptop anywhere in the library building—this includes spaces like the Lake Effect Café and the Writing Center. However, our laptops are not permitted outside of the building.
    • While most equipment cannot be renewed, laptops can be renewed once if no one is waiting to check one out.
    • Anything saved to the laptop will be erased when you log off.


DeviceLength of time for checkout
Laptops3 hours
iPads7 days
Portable cassette player7 days
VHS to digital converter7 days
TI-89 graphing calculatorDue at closing
TI-84+ graphing calculatorDue at closing

Multimedia Creation

DeviceLength of checkout
Webcams7 days
360 Degree Camera (manual for Ricoh Theta S)7 days
DSLR cameras (manual for EOS Rebel T5) (manual for DMC-FZ70)7 days
Digital camcorders (manual for Vixia HF M50) (manual for Vixia HF R62)7 days
Full size tripods7 days
Headsets with microphonesDue at closing
Lavalier microphones7 days
Microphones7 days
Digital voice recorders7 days
Wacom Drawing Tablet7 days
Portable scanners3 hours

Computer Accessories

Device Length of Checkout
Headphones Due at closing
Headphone splitters 3 hours
Computer mice Due at closing
Portable projectors Due at closing
Memory card readers Due at closing
DVD/RW drives 7 days
Wireless Keyboards 7 days

Chargers & Cables

TYPELength of checkout
iPod/iPhone Lightning Charging Cables3 hours
iPod/iPhone Lightning to USB Cables3 hours
USB-C Chargers3 hours
USB Micro Wall Chargers3 hours
USB Multi-Charge Cables3 hours
USB to Mini USB CablesDue at closing
USB to Micro USB CablesDue at closing
MacBook Power Adapters (Chargers)3 hours
Mac VGA AdapterDue at closing
Mac HDMI AdaptersDue at closing
USB-C to USB / HDMI AdapterDue at closing

Tools & Kits

TYPELength of checkout
Snap Circuits Kit7 days
Makey Makey Kit7 days
Arduino Starter Kit7 days
Knitting Needles7 days
Crochet Hooks7 days
littleBits Circuits Kit7 days
De-stress Kit (more info)3 hours
Yoga Kit (more info)3 hours