Loanable Technology

Media Commons Loanable Technology

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UPDATE: As of 10/27:

  • CLOSED ELECTION DAY 11/3: the Undergraduate Library will be closed Tuesday, November 3rd. Technology items may not be booked or returned on this day. 
  • Loanable Technology is now available for booking. Bookings must be made online at least 24 hours in advance, and pick up is located inside the west plaza-level entrance to the UGL. More info will be emailed upon submission of booking.
  • CLOSED Fall Break, reopen November 29th


  • In-person returns are accepted inside the west plaza-level entrance to the UGL during any open hours. Please see listed hours further down this page.
  • 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 quarantine period. 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.

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

Access to Loanable Technology is now provided through lockers in the west plaza level entrance to the Undergraduate Library.

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Fall 2020 Hours:

  • Sunday: 3:00pm-9:00pm
  • Monday: 11:00am-9:00pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00am-9:00pm
  • Wednesday: 11:00am-9:00pm
  • Thursday: 11:00am-9:00pm
  • Friday: 11:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday: CLOSED

Pro-Gear Rental Hours

TBD for Fall 2020

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 24 hours for Fall 2020)
  • 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 Fall 2020
  • 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 NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE 
  • Out-of-Library items: up to 28 days Fall 2020 only
  • 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