Loanable Technology Policies

Loanable Technology Policies and Terms of Service

General Terms and Conditions

  • Your i-card is your Library card. Patrons must have their own valid, physical i-card (or be a verified Proxy) to loan equipment. Patrons must pick up their own bookings. We do not accept temporary IDs, photos, or apps.
  • 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 a greater number of patrons. The Cameras and Laptop/Tablet categories are limited to one item at a time. These items must be returned before another booking can be made.
  • Neither the max loan period of 10 days nor the reservations themselves are guaranteed, since they are contingent on previously-made bookings’ start times and previous patrons returning the items.
  • 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 policies for academic use may be made at the discretion of Library administration. Please contact loanabletech@library.illinois.edu with questions
  • If any pieces are damaged or missing during the loan period:
    • the borrower is held responsible and must discuss the issue with Billing staff: go.library.illinois.edu/maintechbilling
    • the item will not be discharged from the borrower’s account until the situation is resolved. This includes bags, cases, and documentation.
  • 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 Room 306 Main 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.

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 srbenson@illinois.edu. General copyright information is also available in the library’s Copyright Reference Guide.

Loanable Technology Checkout Procedure

  • Book equipment online
  • The Cameras and Laptop/Tablet categories are limited to one item at a time. These items must be returned before another booking can be made.
  • All users must agree to our terms and conditions at time of booking.
  • 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 Room 306 during our open hours.

Checkout Period

  • Out-of-Library items: up to 10 days
    • Overdue fines are $15/day