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.
  • Laptops are loaned for up to 7-days at a time and patrons are allowed a total quota of 70 days per semester. (For example, a patron could check out a 7-day laptop 10 times during a semester, or checkout a 7-day laptop once and then renew it 9 times.) Once the quota has been exceeded, the patron may not checkout or renew laptops for the remainder of the semester.
  • Renewals may not be available if there is not sufficient inventory.
  • 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 Equipment

  • Equipment should be returned on or before the due date. Some items can be renewed online, but renewals must be submitted prior to the due date. More information about how to renew items.
  • Equipment that is overdue may result in restrictions on a person’s ability to check-out equipment in the future. See our full overdue policy for more information.
  • Equipment that is severely overdue can result in lost fees being assigned to the patron record or, in extreme cases, more severe penalties including registration blocks or contacting the Office of the Dean of Students.