Loanable Technology

Media Commons

Loanable Technology

We’re Moving! Loanable Tech is closed for the summer.

See Hours section below for more info

For a complete list of all the items in our Loanable Technology program – click here

In Library Use

In Library Use (2 Hour) Now at the Circulation Desk!


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 Blu-ray 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

The Loanable Technology desk is closed for the summer.

We’re Moving! The Loanable Technology Desk at the UGL location closed permanently on Friday, May 13. We’re currently in the process of  moving to the third floor of Main Library.

We look forward to seeing you this Fall in our new digs! Please check this page, the UGL homepage, and the following page for updates: UGL Building and Service Updates

RETURNS Starting Monday, May 16th, Loanable Technology can be returned to Room 220 in Main Library Monday through Friday, 12pm-5pm. Please contact UGL Billing with any return questions.

Pro-Gear Rental Hours

During the Semester (closed Summer 2022):

  • Monday-Friday: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Loanable Technology Policies and Procedures

Loanable Technology Checkout Procedure

  • Technology is available for booking. Book in advance for contactless locker pickup, or visit the Loanable Technology Desk on the upper level of the UGL for walk-up service.
  • To pick up equipment at the Tech Desk, patrons must have a valid i-card.
  • In general, patrons may only book one item per category at a time. Email with questions.
  • All unclaimed bookings expire at the end of the first day.
  • All users must agree to our terms and conditions at time of booking.
  • NEW this academic year
    • Two-hour in-library use items are available at the Circulation Desk for checkout with an active i-card
    • Locker pickup! Items booked in advance will be processed, assigned a locker for self pickup, and available as soon as the Tech Desk opens. No need to wait in line, and pick up your items even after the Tech Desk closes! Lockers are located on the upper level of the UGL between the Circ and Tech desks.

Loanable Technology Returns

  • 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
  • Billing question? Please contact UGL Billing

Loan Information

  • General Loanable Tech items: up to 10 days
  • College of Media items: up to 3 days
  • Overdue fines are $15/day
  • No renewals

All Policies and Procedures

For more information on our policies and procedures – click here


The Loanable Technology Desk is located on the north side of the upper level of the Undergraduate Library. Tech pickup lockers are located between the circulation desk and the technology desk.