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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.
  • You are responsible for your own safety. Penfield Library is not liable for any injury that occurs while using this equipment.
  • Chromebooks:
    • Can be checked out for 3 hours. You can renew your Chromebook loan if no one is waiting to check one out. 
    • Can only be used in the library. (This includes spaces like the Lake Effect Café and the Tutoring Center.) 
    • Anything saved to the Chromebook will be erased when you log off.
  • Macbooks & PC Laptops:
    • Can be checked out for 1 week or the entire semester *
    • Can be used outside of the library

* We have a limited number of computers available for semester-length loans. If you need one of these loans, please contact the Dean of Students for a referral.


DeviceLength of time for checkout
Chromebooks3 hours
PC laptops or Macbooks1 week / 1 semester
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

DeviceLength of Checkout
HeadphonesDue at closing
Headphone splitters3 hours
Computer miceDue at closing
Portable projectorsDue at closing
Memory card readersDue at closing
DVD/RW drives (multi-regional)7 days
Wireless Keyboards7 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
1.25" button maker kit (more info)7 days
2.25" button maker kit (more info)7 days