Loanable Technology

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How To Book Main Library Loanable Tech

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2-Hour Loans: Orange Room Loanable Tech

We’ve partnered with The Orange Room on the first floor to provide all your short-term technology needs while you’re in the Main Library. The collection includes device chargers, headphones, adapters, and more! Located at the service desk in Rm 100.


Need to capture that perfect image or record a video? We have a wide range of DSLR and camcorders.

Camera Equipment

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 and Accessories

Projectors, DVD and Blu-ray players.

Coming soon: Pro-Gear Rental

A reservable collection of professional media production kits provided, with a consultation, for a small daily fee.

Loanable Technology Desk Hours

Monday to Thursday

10:30 am to 7:30 pm


10:30 am to 5:30 pm




2 pm to 6:30 pm

Loanable Technology Policies and Procedures

Loanable Technology Checkout Procedure

  • Technology is available for booking. Book in advance on your own device or visit the Loanable Technology Desk in Room 306 of the Main Library for walk-up service.
  • All users must agree to our terms and conditions at time of booking.
  • 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 closing time on the first day of the booking.

Loanable Technology Returns

  • Please do not place technology in library book drops
  • Items must be returned in person to the Loanable Technology Desk in Room 306 Main Library.
  • 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.
  • If returning by mail, please account for shipping time to ensure items do not reach overdue status. Package appropriately, include your netid and library number and list the address on the package as:
    Attn: Main Library Loanable Technology
    Main Library Room 306
    1408 West Gregory Drive
    Urbana IL 61801
  • Billing question? Please contact

Loan Information

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

All Policies and Procedures

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The Loanable Technology Desk is located in Room 306 on the third floor of the Main Library. Room 306 is in the northeast corner. Main Library map