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Equipment Checkout – Fall 2020

At this time, due to low inventory, renewal or extension requests are approved on a case-by-case basis and should be emailed to technologycirculation@library.wisc.edu with the equipment barcode and reason for the renewal/extension request.

Libraries are circulating laptops and AV equipment to be used in support of research, learning, and instruction.

Equipment is available for two-week check out on a walk-up basis, although you may want to call or check online first to ensure that inventory is available.

Laptops available at College Library, Memorial Library, and Steenbock Library

  • Dell/Windows
  • Macbooks

AV equipment available at College Library

  • SLR and video cameras
  • Projectors
  • Audio recorders
  • iPads
  • Laptop chargers
  • Hours
    • Monday – Thursday
      9 a.m. – noon, 1 – 5 p.m., 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. (College, Memorial)
      9 a.m. – noon, 1 – 5 p.m. (Steenbock)
    • Friday
      9 a.m. – noon, 1 – 5 p.m. (College, Memorial, Steenbock)
    • Saturday – Sunday
      1 – 5 p.m. (College, Memorial)
  • Phone
    • College • 608-263-9889
    • Memorial • 608-265-5326
    • Steenbock • 608-262-1371
  • Email
    • Contact technologycirculation@library.wisc.edu with questions

Loan period

Equipment checked out will have a two-week loan period. Renewals are possible if inventory allows. Laptop loans longer than two weeks are available from the DoIT Help Desk at rentals@doit.wisc.edu.

Availability of equipment

To check the availability of some equipment, please visit the Equipment Checkout System page although you may want to also call first to ensure that inventory is available.

Bring with you

Bring your Wiscard and a face covering.

Please see our accessibility page if you are unable to access our libraries physically due to health reasons, or if you are unable to wear a face covering.

Frequently asked questions

Are other types of equipment available for check out? expand_more

Equipment available for checkout is limited to the types listed.

How do I return equipment to the library? expand_more

When returning equipment, please return it to the location you checked it out from. Please do not return equipment via the book returns.

If you need to ship the equipment back to campus, see shipping instructions here.

Can I install software on the laptop? expand_more

Yes, you will have full rights to make changes to the laptops, including installing software.

What happens to the personal information on the laptop when I return it? expand_more

Your personal information is removed from the laptop. All laptop hard drives are completely wiped and reimaged before being returned to the loaner pool.

What are you doing about COVID-19 protection with the equipment? expand_more

All equipment is quarantined for at least 7 days when they are returned.