Student Equipment Checkout
Equipment Checkout Counter: 715-836-3856 Make a reservation
Who can use the service? - Currently enrolled University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire students with a valid Blugold card.
What do I need to do to checkout equipment? - You will need to bring your valid Blugold card to the Equipment Checkout Desk and sign an agreement (PDF).
Is there a charge to checkout equipment? - There is no charge for checkout, but fines and fees apply if equipment is not returned when due or if the equipment is lost or damaged. Cost to replace the item or fix the damage will be billed to the student. Fines are assessed per minute at the rate of ten (10) dollars per hour.
What kinds of equipment can you checkout? - Digital Audio Recorders, Laptop Computers, iPads, Microphones, Tripods and Video and Still Cameras.
When can I checkout equipment? When classes are in session during Fall Semester, Winterim, Spring Semester and Summer Sessions. No equipment can be checked out or kept between academic sessions.
How long can I keep the equipment? - All equipment can be checked out for up to seven (7) days, subject to availability.
Where do I pick up and return the equipment? - Equipment is picked up and returned at the Equipment Checkout Desk on the first floor of the McIntyre Library during normal library hours. Do NOT return equipment in the book drops. Please remove your files before returning equipment to the Equipment Checkout Desk.
When is the Equipment Checkout Desk open? - The Equipment Checkout Desk opens 30 min. after the library opens and closes 30 min. before the library closes. No equipment is checked out after 11:45 p.m. or before 7:30 a.m. when the library is open 24 hours.
Do I need a reservation? - It is recommended that you make a reservation as equipment is subject to availability. Reservations are only accepted via the online form or in person at the Equipment Checkout Desk with a valid Blugold card.
How do I make a reservation? - Students can make a reservation for a piece of equipment by following the directions for Reserving Equipment or Rooms (pdf) and going to http://eaulib.wisconsin.edu/vwebv/patronRequests.
Where do I go to make a reservation online? - http://eaulib.wisconsin.edu/vwebv/patronRequests.
Can I renew equipment that I have checked out? - No, but equipment can be rechecked out, subject to availability, in person at the Equipment Checkout Desk with your Blugold card. All equipment and accessories must be present when you try to recheckout as you may need to return the equipment at that time. Please remove your files before returning equipment to the Equipment Checkout Desk. Note: For security reasons you must turn in laptops and check out a different laptop, subject to availability.
How do I use the library iPad? - See the iPad Checkout page for help with library iPads.
What applications are pre-installed on the iPads? - For a list of installed apps, see the iPad Apps list.
Do you have questions that are not answered above? - If so call the Equipment Checkout Desk at 715-836-3856.
The Student Technology Fee funds the purchase of the equipment and items are only available for checkout by currently enrolled students. The McIntyre Library manages the circulation and reservations of the equipment.