Laptop & Equipment Checkout

Tech Lending Program

UPDATE: Tech Lending reservations will resume at 12:00 AM on January 25, 2021.  

Reserve a laptop, iPad, Camera, Sound Systems, and other equipment at lib.iastate.edu/techlending.

The ISU Library equipment is for use by currently registered ISU students. You must have a valid ISU Net-ID to check out the library equipment. Equipment in the Tech Lending Program is funded by CASTLE and Student Government.

Laptop Loaner Program: 

Contact Information

Location: 101-F Parks Library

Phone: 515-294-1564

Email:  lib-support@iastate.edu

Reserve Equipment

CategoryDefault Check-Out PeriodMax PeriodLate/Not Returned Processing Fee
Laptops & iPads
funded by CASTLE

7 days

30 days$100.00
Graphics Tablets
funded by CASTLE
7 days30 days$100.00
Power Bank, Charger/Power Adapters, Calculators, Adapters/Cables, Computer Accessories, Electronic Kits, Amazon Echo, Portable Monitor, Hotspot
funded by CASTLE
7 days30 days$25.00
Camera, Projectors, Projector Screen
funded by Student Government
7 days7 days$100.00
Camera Flash, Camera Microphone, Tripods, Recording Audio, Smartphone Accessories, USB Presentation Remote
funded by Student Government
7 days7 days$25.00
Camera Lens
funded by Student Government
7 days7 days$25.00 or $100.00*
Sound System & Sound System Accessories
funded by Student Government
5 days5 days$25.00 or $100.00*
*Processing Fee will be based on replacement cost. If the replacement cost is greater then $500 the fee will be $100.00   

For extensions, contact Tech Lending lib-support@iastate.edu or 515-294-1564. Only one laptop or iPad can be checked out at a time.

Borrowing Equipment

Library equipment may be reserved on our website, lib.iastate.edu/techlending. Once you receive confirmation that your reservation is ready, you may pick up reserved items at the Tech Lending Room (101-F Parks Library, located just west of the Main Desk in the lobby). In addition to the regular checkout process, you will need to consent to our equipment checkout agreement, acknowledging your responsibilities regarding damage, theft, late return, as well as the terms and conditions for checkout.

No show reservations will be canceled after 24 hours of the reservation date.

The desk attendant can help with basic equipment instruction. If you have any other questions, you may contact the Solution Center at solution@iastate.edu.

Use of Equipment

Tech Lending equipment should only be used for academic purposes. Keep in mind, after the laptops and iPads are returned, any documents that have been saved to them will be permanently erased. The University Library is not responsible for any lost data or documents. The borrower is responsible for saving files to cloud storage (CyBox), a USB flash drive, or another memory device. Borrowers may sync additional data and applications, with the understanding that all data added by the borrower will be erased when the laptop or iPad is wiped and reset upon return. Any additional applications, media, or software purchased by the borrower during the loan period must be done with the borrower's own money and is not the responsibility of the University Library. The University Library monitors the utilization of checked-out equipment and if identified that it is not being used you must return the equipment.

Late Returns & Bans

  • All equipment loans are due back before Tech Lending closes on the due date that you selected.
  • Borrowers should note the due date and ensure the secure and prompt return of all items.
  • Once an item is late, you will start receiving emails and text messages reminding you to return the item.
  • Late items cannot be extended.
  • Once the equipment is 5 days late it will be marked as lost/stolen, you will be charged the full replacement fee. When the equipment is returned, a portion will remain on your account as an "Equipment Processing Fee."
    • Each month late, 5% of the replacement fee will become non-refundable.
    • If you receive an overdue notice, contact lib-support@iastate.edu

Damage to, loss, or theft of loaned equipment during the borrowing period is the sole responsibility of the borrower. Users should not borrow equipment for use by any other student or individual. Borrowers will be assessed fees for damage on an individual basis based on multiple factors that include the extent of the damage and whether the equipment is under warranty. Damage costs assessed to a user must be paid within 30 days or borrowing privileges from the University Library will be suspended until the fee is settled. If the equipment is lost, stolen, or damaged upon repair, your U-Bill will be charged for the full replacement cost of any equipment involved.

Return Policy

Equipment must be returned before Tech Lending closes on the due date. Library equipment can be neither placed in the library book drop nor left at the main desk. This ensures the equipment will be checked in properly and the borrower will not incur any penalties for not returning it.

Allow at least five minutes for library staff to check the equipment at both pick-ups and return as they will need to confirm receipt of all items included with the equipment and that the pieces are in working condition. Returning equipment without accessories will result in being charged for replacing the missing items. If found later, missing items can be returned and fees will be refunded except for the $25/$100 processing fee.

The following violations may result in semester suspension of the borrower’s equipment loan privileges:

  • Returning library technology equipment through the library book drop.
  • Equipment left unattended or abandoned in or outside of the library.
  • Problems with, damage to, or the loss/theft of equipment was not reported immediately to library staff.
  • Library equipment returned five or more days past due.
  • Violating the equipment loan agreement.

Laptop Loaner Program:

Requests for participation in the Laptop Loaner Program will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. CST on Monday, January 4, 2021.

 

Contact Information

Location: 101-F Parks Library

Phone: 515-294-1564

Email:  lib-support@iastate.edu

Tech Lending reservations will resume at 12:00 AM on January 25, 2021

Reserve Equipment