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Equipment Checkout

The Service Desks both offer an assortment of hardware that can be checked out or reserved for future use. Please visit either of our locations for assistance borrowing an item.

Hardware for checkout includes:

  • Laptops (See details at our Loaner Laptop Program page)
  • Webcams (starting Summer 2021)
  • Microphones (2 kinds)
    • USB lav mics for Zoom audio (no amplifier), or
    • Portable/wearable voice amplifier
  • Projectors
  • Pointers/clickers
  • A/V adapters
  • Drive docks
  • Power cables
  • Flash drives
Due to workload and demand, the EIT Service Desk will only loan out to a single individual/group 2 Loaner Laptops at a time during Fall/Spring, or up to 5 Loaner Laptops during Summer. If you need more than 2 Loaner Laptops at a time in the Fall or Spring (or more than 5 over Summer), OR need another piece of equipment for the duration of an entire semester, please refer to this link to the UMD Libraries equipment checkout program.
"UMD Libraries has a variety of general-use equipment, from calculators to projectors and plenty of things in between! Our general-use equipment is first-come, first-serve and typically cannot be borrowed overnight or reserved in advance. To borrow general-use equipment, bring your UMD ID and visit the Tech Desk (McKeldin 2nd floor), the STEM Library service desk, or the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library service desk.

Need to borrow items for a longer period of time, or looking for specialty equipment? Explore the options below to learn about our long-term use laptops, media production equipment, equipment for studying, health, and wellness, and more. To reserve long-term equipment, please submit the request form at least 24 hours in advance of your need."

With the exception of the Loaner Laptop program, equipment checkouts are typically limited to 3 business days; longer requires approval from an administrator.

Software checkouts are also permitted so long as the installation falls within the licensing guidelines for that particular piece of software. You may be asked for information about where you are installing the software and what group you're working with in order for us to provide the most accurate licensing guidelines for your request. Software checkouts may be denied if the request doesn't meet the requirements of the vendor's licensing agreement with UMD, the College of Engineering, or your department. 

Due to limited resources we recommend that you call or e-mail to reserve equipment in advance of your meeting or class. 

Keywordsequipment checkout borrow hardware   Doc ID95077
OwnerAyla H.GroupUMD Engineering IT
Created2019-10-18 10:17:53Updated2024-01-23 10:17:46
SitesUniversity of Maryland Engineering IT
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