Equipment checkout policies

Note that these policies apply to equipment checked out from library computer labs.

Checking out

  • To check out any piece of equipment you must present your current Wiscard.
  • At checkout, by accepting the equipment you agree to the policies on this page, that you have received all items included with the equipment, and that the included pieces are in working condition.
  • Problems with, damage to, loss, or theft of the hardware loaned to you must be reported immediately. Failure to do so may result in repair and/or replacement fees. Any damage to, loss, or theft of loaned equipment during the loan period is the sole responsibility of the borrower as well as subsequent repair or replacement costs up to the original value of the item(s).
  • Patrons are limited to one checkout of each item type (laptop, camera, tablet, video camera) at a time.
  • Any damage to or loss of loaned equipment during the borrowing period is the sole responsibility of the borrower. Damage costs assessed to a patron must be paid before new equipment can be borrowed from any location. Users found to have damaged equipment will be blocked from borrowing more equipment until the damage fees have been assessed and paid in full.
  • Borrowers should not check out equipment for use by any other student or individual. Doing so may result in permanent revocation of borrowing privileges.


  • Equipment must be returned to the same location from which it was checked out. Items dropped off at locations other than the original borrowing location are not considered returned and may accrue late fines until they are retrieved by the borrower and returned to the correct location.
  • All items must be returned at least one hour before closing on the day that the item is due. For locations that are open past midnight on the day an item is due, items must be returned before 11:00 p.m. A link to the checkout location hours is included in the e-mail receipt. Please verify that the location is open when planning to return the item.

Overdue Fines

  • $20 per day may be charged for every day or portion of every day that the item is overdue that the facility is open.
  • Fines for overdue items may begin to accrue immediately after the checkout location closes (or at midnight if the location is open past midnight) on the day that the item is due.
  • If there is a fine on a person’s record, that person will not be able to check out any equipment item from any location until all fines are paid in full.
  • Unpaid fines stay in the system indefinitely.
  • Fines must be paid on-line and can only be paid with a credit or debit card, not with cash or check.
  • On the fifth day that an item is overdue, staff will escalate efforts to recover the item to the Dean of Students. If these actions are necessary to secure the return of an overdue item, the borrower may be banned from future equipment checkout.