Loanable Technology

Media Commons Loanable Technology


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UPDATE: As of 7/2:

  • The Undergrad Library is still closed to patrons until further notice. Starting July 7th, instructors can book technology online and pick the items up in the Main Library’s Marshall Gallery Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-4pm. More info will be emailed as a follow up.
  • Bookings are mediated and must be approved before items can be loaned. Bookings are limited to instructors using the equipment strictly for instructional purposes.
  • Renewals will not be granted at this time.
  • Please book items at least 48 hours in advance. Requests received less than 48 hours before the booking start date are not guaranteed and you may be asked to reschedule.


  • Loanable Technology items may be returned in person to the Main Library’s Marshall Gallery, Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-4pm. We ask that you please wear a mask and practice social-distancing while in the building.
  • You can 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 note: Items will NOT be removed from your library account until the UGL can safely process the returned items. Overdue fines will not be charged during this time. If items are returned with a problem (incomplete, broken, etc), we will contact you to address the issue. Please contact UGL Billing with any questions.

General Loanable Technology

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

*Bookings are currently mediated and limited to instructors only. Please see update above.*

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

During the Semester:

  • Sunday: 11:30am-11:00pm
  • Monday: 9:30am-11:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:30am-11:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:30am-11:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:30am-11:00pm
  • Friday: 9:30am-8:30pm
  • Saturday: 11:30am-8:30pm

Pro-Gear Rental Hours

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
  • 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 Loanable Technology Desk on the upper level of the Undergraduate Library.
  • Bring an active UIUC i-card.
  • After use, please return items to the Loanable Technology Desk in the Media Commons during our open hours.

Checkout Period

  • In-Library items: 2 hours
  • Out-of-Library items: up to 10 days
  • Overdue fines are $15/day (for 10 day items)
  • Overdue fines are $5/hour (for 2 hour items)

All Policies and Procedures

For more information on our policies and procedures – click here