Loanable Technology

Media Commons Loanable Technology


For Remote Media and Instructional Support, please visit

UPDATE: As of 3/23:

  • All libraries are closed until at least April 7th. If the Main Library building is open after that date, you can return items to the Main Library circulation desk. Please check the Main Library webpage for updated information on access and hours.
  • 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

Items will NOT BE DISCHARGED until the UGL receives and processes the items, which may mean a delay of discharge from your account. Overdue fines will not be charged during this time. 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.

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