Iowa State University
Ames, IowaWeb Link
About the School:Iowa State University of Science and Technology is a public land-grant and space-grant research university in Ames, Iowa. It is the largest university in the state of Iowa and the third largest university in the Big 12 athletic conference.
Laptop & Equipment Checkout
Reserve a laptop, iPad, and other equipment @ lib.iastate.edu/techlending.The ISU Library equipment is for use by currently registered ISU students. You must have a valid ISU Net-ID to check out the library equipment. Equipment in the tech lending program is funded by student technology fees. Laptops (both Apple and Dell) and iPads can be checked out for one week or one day. Laptops are equipped with the same software as the public computers in the library.
Additional equipment available
- AV connectors and cables
- Display adapters
- Business and graphing calculators
- Electronic hardware kits like Arduino, Raspberry Pi and Makey Makey.
Borrowing EquipmentLibrary equipment may be reserved on our website, lib.iastate.edu/techlending. Pick up reserverd items at the Tech Lending room (101-F Parks Library, located just west of the Main Desk in the library lobby. In addition to the regular checkout process, you will also need to consent to our equipment check-out agreement, acknowledging your responsibilities regarding damage, theft, late return, as well as the terms and conditions for checkout. The desk attendant can help with basic equipment instruction. If you have any other questions, you may ask the IT services staff at the Solution Center, located in the lobby of Parks Library, east of the Bookends Cafe and Fireplace Reading Room.
Use of EquipmentIt is expected that laptops and iPads will only be used for academic purposes. Keep in mind, after the laptops and iPads are rebooted, any documents that have been saved to them will be permanently erased. The University Library is not responsible for any lost data or documents. The borrower is solely responsible for saving files to cloud storage (CyBox), a USB flash drive or other memory device. Borrowers may sync additional data and applications, with the understanding that all data added by the borrower will be erased when the laptop is shutdown or when the iPad is wiped and reset upon return. Any additional applications, media, or software purchased by the borrower during the loan period must be done with the borrower's own money and is not the responsibility of the University Library.
Late Returns & BansAll equipment loans are due back by 5 p.m. on the due date to the Tech Lending room. Borrowers should note the due date and ensure the secure and prompt return of all items. A graduated banning policy is in place to encourage the prompt return of items to ensure fair access of the equipment to other borrowers. A call to library staff will not prevent bans from occuring. Late Return Policy effective January 13, 2020 Return of equipment between 5 p.m. and Tech Lending close time:
- 1 occurrence – 3 day ban
- 2 occurrences – 1 week ban
- 3 occurrences – 2 week ban
- 4 occurrences – 4 week ban
- 5 occurrences – permanent ban
- 1 occurrence – 1 week ban
- 2 occurrences – 2 week ban
- 3 occurrences – permanent ban
- 1 occurrence – 4 week ban
- 2 occurrences – permanent ban
- 1 occurrence – permanent ban
- Permanent ban and charged full cost to replace device plus $25 processing fee