Loanable Technology

Media Commons Loanable Technology

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UPDATE: As of 6/25:

  • Technology is available for booking. Book in advance for contactless locker pickup, or visit the Loanable Technology Desk on the upper level for walk-up service.
  • To pick up equipment, patrons must have a valid i-card. Face masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated patrons.
  • Summer hours are 11am-5pm M-F  (Closed Monday July 5)
  • Two-hour in-library use items are available for checkout with an active i-card (in-library use laptops are currently unavailable)


  • Please do not place technology in library book drops!
  • Items must be returned in person to the Loanable Technology Desk on the upper level or mailed to the UGL (see below)
  • Items will not be discharged until after the tech desk receives and processes the items, which will mean a very minimal delay of discharge from your account.
  • To return items via mail, please package appropriately, include your netid and library number, and list the address on the package as:
    Attn: UGL Loanable Technology
    Undergraduate Library
    1402 West Gregory Drive
    Urbana IL 61801
  • Please email Media Commons at with general tech questions
  • Billing question? Please contact UGL Billing

General Loanable Technology

For a complete list of all the technology we have available in our Loanable Technology program – click here!

In Library Use

In Library Use (2 Hour)


All your technology needs while you study or meet with a group in the UGL. Including device chargers and headphones




Need to capture that perfect image or record a video? We have a wide range of DSLR and camcorders.

camera accessories

Camera Accessories


Already have a camera or just need some extra gear for your video shoot? We’ve got you covered.


Laptops and Computer Accessories


Laptops, cables, chargers and all the things.




For all your exam taking needs.

media viewing

Media Viewing


Projectors, DVD and BluRay players.


Gaming Devices


When you need to take a break from all that learning, reward yourself with a gaming session.

emerging technology

Emerging Technology


Virtual Reality headsets, 360 cameras and all things innovative.

Pro-Gear Rental and Partner Programs

Pro Gear Rental

Pro-Gear Rental


A reservable collection of professional media production kits provided, with a consultation, for a small daily fee.

Media and Cinema Studies

Media and Cinema Studies


Equipment for courses connected to Media and Cinema Studies: Video Production

Loanable Technology Desk Hours


Please visit for Online Media Support

Summer 2021 Hours

  • Monday-Thursday 11:00am-5:00pm
  • Closed Monday July 5

Pro-Gear Rental Hours

Unavailable (2021 TBD)

During the Semester:

  • Sunday: 1:30pm-5:30pm
  • Monday: 1:30pm-5:30pm
  • Tuesday: 1:30pm-5:30pm
  • Wednesday: 1:30pm-5:30pm
  • Thursday: 1:30pm-5:30pm
  • Friday: 1:30pm-5:30pm
  • Saturday: 1:30pm-5:30pm

Loanable Technology Policies and Procedures

Loanable Technology Checkout Procedure

  • Book equipment item in advance (minimum one full business day in advance for Spring/Summer 2021)
  • In general, patrons may only book one item per category at a time.
  • All users must agree to our terms and conditions at time of booking.
  • Visit the service desk in the west plaza level entrance of the Undergraduate Library for pick up of equipment Spring/Summer 2021.
  • Bring an active UIUC i-card (face mask required, practice social distancing)
  • After use, please return items to the service desk in the west plaza level entrance of the Undergraduate Library during our open hours

Checkout Period

  • In-Library items: 2 hours  
  • Out-of-Library items: up to 28 days Spring/Summer 2021 only
  • Overdue fines are $15/day (for out-of-library use items)
  • Overdue fines are $5/hour (for 2 hour items)

All Policies and Procedures

For more information on our policies and procedures – click here