MC Loanable Technology Policies and Terms

General Terms and Conditions

  • The Library reserves the right to limit the number of bookings a patron can make on an item (or similar item) in order to provide access to multiple students. In general, the limit is one item per category at a time.
  • Reservations are not guaranteed, since it is contingent on the previous patron returning the item on time.
  • The Library requires 72 hours after the return of an item before the borrower can check out the same or a similar item.
  • Exceptions to policy for academic use may be made at the discretion of Library administration. Please contact with questions
  • If any pieces are damaged or missing during the loan period, the borrower is held responsible and must discuss the issue with UGL Billing:
  • If anything is missing or damaged, the item will not be discharged from the borrower’s account until the situation is resolved.
  • The library is not responsible for any damage that may occur to equipment while in possession of the borrower.
  • By making a booking, the borrower agrees that all pieces are present upon check out.
  • The item must be returned to the Loanable Technology Desk in the Media Commons at the Undergraduate Library and cannot be returned to a different library or via a book drop box.
  • Overdue fines of $15/day begin accruing as soon as the items become overdue.
  • Loanable technology equipment will not be discharged from the borrower’s account until all the items are inspected and accounted for by a library staff member.
  • The Library does not provide common battery types (AA and AAA) for circulating items, nor will we refund any personal battery purchases.

Notice: Warning of Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (title 17, United States Code) governs the reproduction, distribution, adaptation, public performance, and public display of copyrighted material. A person who uses technology to make an unauthorized copy of copyrighted material may be liable for copyright infringement unless they have a valid justification for making the copy, such as fair use. Should you have questions regarding copyright, please contact the University’s Copyright Librarian, Sara Benson, at General copyright information is also available online at:

Loanable Technology Checkout Procedure

  • Book equipment online- here’s how
  • 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.
  • Bookings made before date of pickup will be processed and charged to your account on the first listed day of the booking and placed into lockers for pickup. For same-day or walk-up bookings, visit the Loanable Technology Desk
  • Bring your UIUC i-card. Your i-card must be valid and active in order to use our equipment.
  • After use, please return items to the Loanable Technology Desk in the Media Commons during our open hours.

Checkout Period

  • Out-of-Library items: up to 10 days
    • Overdue fines are $15/day
  • In-Library items: 2 hours  (now at the UGL Circulation Desk)
    • Overdue fines are $5/hour