Technology loans

NEW! Overdue laptop fines are now $5.00 per day. Laptops are due back at 10:30 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.
     
  • 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
  • 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!

       Technology loan lockers

  • We provide locker service for returning tech loans when the Inforum is unstaffed.
  • Lockers are located on the 4th floor, near the printers and photocopier
  • Users can sign out a locker key at the Information Desk
  • Deposit your tech item into the locker, lock it, then drop the key into the grey metal box adjacent to the lockers
  • Staff will clear the lockers and retrieve the keys next morning

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 [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 
    • MacBook Pro with retinal display [6]  – Due back at 10:30 am the next morning
    • MacBook Pro  [6]  – Due back at 10:30 am the next morning
    • MacBook [2]  – Due back at 10:30 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 [1]  – 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 10:30 am the next morning
    • E-6430 laptops  [6] – Due back at 10:30 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]
  • Sony digital voice recorders  [2]
  • Yeti USB microphones  [3] 

Digital projectors

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

Miscellaneous equipment

  • 3D glasses for monitors in the group study rooms  [4]
  • More adapters & cables
    • HDMI to HDMI, Mini & Micro adapters [2]
    • HDMI to VGA adapter [1]
    • Huawei USB to micro-USB cable [1] – 2 hour loan
    • Lightning Digital AV adapter [3]
    • Lightning to VGA adapter [3]
    • USB-A to Micro-USB cables [2]  – 2 hour loan
    • USB 3.0 to gigabit Ethernet adapters [2]
      • Comes with a Trendnet Driver disc, which has to be installed first
  • 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
  • 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