Technology loans

NEW! Overdue laptop fines are now $5.00 per day. Laptops are due back at 9:30 am on the next day after they were borrowed.

ipadThe following technology and accessories are available exclusively for the use of iSchool students, staff, and faculty. We also have a charging stations should your phones run out of steam.  Most items have been purchased through the iSchool Student Technology Levy (Tech Fund). Please familiarize yourself with our Technology Loan Policy.

How to borrow

  • Tech Loan items are loaned out on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability, and borrowable with your T-card. Come to the Inforum Information Desk and ask for what you want.
  • Technology loans are only available to students, staff, and faculty from the Faculty of Information. Faculty and staff from outside the iSchool should inquire with Inforum staff regarding borrowing. 
  • Loan periods: If no loan period is mentioned in the list below, the item is a 24-hour loan. Other loan periods range from 2 to 7 days as listed below.

How to return / overdue fines

  • Return all items to the Inforum Information Desk, not the bookdrop
  • Return devices with at least 50% of the battery charged, as a courtesy to your fellow users
  • For overdue laptops, fines are $5.00 per day.  Other tech loan fines are 50 cents AN HOUR, so return your tech loans on time!

Laptops, tablets, & accessoriesmac adaptor

  • Microsoft Surface tablets & accessories – 3 day loan
    • Surface PRO 3 [2]
    • Surface tablets [10]
    • Surface pen [1]
    • Surface adapters [5]
       
  • iPads & accessories – 3 day loan
    • iPad Pro 2 [5]
    • iPad Pro [1]
      • Apple pencil for iPad Pro [1]
    • iPads, 4th generation [4]
    • iPads, 2nd generation [2]
    • iPads, 1st generation  [6]
    • iPad minis [2] 
    • iPad keyboards [4]
    • iPad VGA adapter  [1]videocamera
       
  • Samsung Galaxy Tabs [4] – 3 day loan
     
  • Wacom Intuos creative pen & touch tablet [1] – 3 day loan
    Works with either Mac or PC: Install driver on to your computer first.  Can be used with Photoshop, Illustrator, Photoshop elements, Autodesk, Sketchbook, Corel Painter, ArtRage Studio, Anime Studio, and more
  • MacBooks & accessories
    • MacBook Pro with retina display [8]  – Due back at 9:30 am the next morning
    • MacBook Pro [6]  – Due back at 9:30 am the next morning
    • MacBook [2]  – Due back at 9:30 am the next morning
    • Mac workstation Bluetooth mouse pads [6]
    • 45W Magsafe power adapter for charging MacBook Airs [2]
    • Apple Lightning to USB cable for connecting iPhones etc. to a computer USB port [3]  – 2 hour loan
    • MacBook power adapter cords  [3]
    • Mac adapters / dongles  [9, various]
       
  • Dell laptops & accessories 
    • Dell Latitude E-6440 laptops [6] – Due back at 9:30 am the next morning
    • E-6430 laptops  [6] – Due back at 9:30 am the next morning
    • E-64 laptops  [10] - Currently unavailable due to maintenance
    • AC/DC universal power adapters [4]
  • Keyboards
    • Dell keyboards [3]
    • iPad keyboards [4]  – 3 day loan
    • Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810 for Windows, Android, & iOS [3]  – 3 day loan
  • Webcam for laptops [1]

E-book readers – 7 day loan

  • Kobo e-Readers  [2]
  • Sony e-Readers  [2]
  • Amazon Kindles  [3]

Cameras, recorders, & accessories – 2 day loan

  • Canon EOS 600D professional camera [1]
  • Nikon D5100 professional camera [1] 
  • Sanyo Xacti digital camera / recorders [15]
    • Tripods  [6]
    • GorillaOid hybrid tripod [1]
    • Manfrotto 055 tripod [1]
  • Sony digital voice recorders  [2]
  • Yeti USB microphones  [3] 

Digital projectors

  • Data projector #1
  • Data projector #2
  • Portable projector

Miscellaneous equipment

  • Charging cables
    • Apple Lightning to USB cable [3]  – 2 hour loan
    • Huawei USB to micro-USB cable [1]
    • USB-C power adaptor with type-c cable [2]
    • USB-C to USB 3.0 cable [1]  – 2 hour loan
    • USB-A to Apple 30-pin connectors [5]
    • USB-A to Micro-USB cables [6]
       
  • Adapters for HDMI & VGA
    • AmazonBasics Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter [2]
    • AmazonBasics Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter [1]
    • HDMI to HDMI, Mini & Micro adapters [2]
    • HDMI to HDMI High Speed [4]
    • HDMI to VGA adapter [1]
    • Lightning Digital AV adapter [3]
    • Lightning to VGA adapter [3]
    • USB 3.0 to gigabit Ethernet adapters [2]
      • Comes with a Trendnet Driver disc, which has to be installed first
    • USB-C to Digital AV multiport adapter [1]
    • USB-C to VGA multiport adapter [1]
    • Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter [2]
       
  • 3D glasses for monitors in the group study rooms  [4]
  • C-Pen (Dictionary-Pen) [1] – 2 day loan
  • Echo SmartPen [2] – 2 day loan
  • Extension cords  [8]
  • Flash drives, 2 GB USB [4] – 2 day loan
  • Flash drive, 16 GB USB  [1] – 2 day loan
  • Headphones  [7]
  • Headphones for PhD students  [2] – 7 day loan
  • KOSS noise-cancelling headphones [1] – 7 day loan
  • Mice, USB  [3]
  • Pointer, laser  [1]
  • Pointer, pocket  [1]
  • Raspberry Pi single board computers ([2] – 7 day loan
              –  [Raspberry Pi Foundation's Quick Start Guide – PDF]
  • Scanner reader [1]
  • Screen cleaning kit [2] – 2 hour loan
  • Speakers  [6]
  • Speakerphone for faculty members  [1]
  • White noise machine  [1]
  • Wireless presenter remote

iSchool tech fund logoAbout the Student Technology Levy (Tech Fund)

  • A non-academic incidental fee, binding on all iSchool students
  • Used for upgrading iSchool technology
  • Voted on every 2 years by iSchool students
  • $50/year for full-time students; $25/year for part-time students
  • Read more about the Tech Fund from the Master of Information Student Council website, the Museum Studies Student Association website, and the Doctoral Students Association website