Answered By: Information Commons
Last Updated: Aug 18, 2016     Views: 385

Students are granted the privilege of renting a variety of devices, free of charge. Please visit the Information Commons desk at Irwin Library or the desk at the Science Library to borrow one of these devices.

Note: Faculty and staff are asked to contact the Center for Academic Technology for equipment rental (except for College of Education equipment)

Camcorders and Microphones

The Irwin Library has 6 standard camcorders, 3 high definition camcorders, two wireless microphones, and several tripods available for check-out at the Information Commons desk. The equipment can leave the library and has a 7-day circulation period. Items are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and have no renewals. 

iPads

The Irwin Library has 4 iPads and 2 iPad minis available for check-out at the Information Commons desk. The Science Library has 2 iPad2s available. These devices may leave the library and have a 7-day circulation period. iPads are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and have no renewals. 

Loaner Laptops

Both the Irwin Library and the Science Library have HP laptops and Apple Macbooks available for checkout to current Butler University students. These are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. This equipment can leave the library and has a 7-day circulation period. Loaner Laptops have no renewals and students must wait 24 hours before they will be able to check out another laptop.

​Overdues, Lost, or Damaged Equipment

Overdue

Overdue notices will be e-mailed to students several times before an item(s) is declared lost. To ensure a timely return of equipment and to avoid fees for lost materials, students are encouraged to monitor their due-dates via My Library Account. Late fees for reserves, PC & Mac laptops, and iPads are billed at $10 per day per overdue item up to $300. Late fees for all other equipment (headsets a la carte chargers, room keys, etc.) are billed at $10 per overdue item.

Billing

After 30 days, library equipment is declared lost and a bill will be e-mailed to the student and to Student Accounts. Students will have to pay an irreversible replacement cost (ranging from $15—500+). If the bill is greater than $195 a department requested hold will be placed on the student's account and will not be lifted until the bill is settled.

If the library equipment is returned undamaged within 30 days past the due date, then the student will only be required to pay the late fee(s).

Please direct any questions regarding overdue items and billing to circ@butler.edu.