Technology loans

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New!  Wacom Intuos creative pen & touch tablet. 

The Inforum has a charging station in case your phone runs out of juice. 

The following technology and accessories are available exclusively for the use of iSchool students, staff, and faculty.  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 3 to 7 days as listed below.
    photograph of 3 ebook readers

How to return

  • 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
  • Fines are 50 cents AN HOUR, so return your tech loan on time!

Laptops, tablets, & accessories

  • Microsoft Surface tablets
    • Surface PRO 3 [2]  – 3 day loan
    • Surface tablets [10]   – 3 day loan
      • Surface pen [1]  – 3 day loan
      • Surface adaptors [5]
         
  • iPads – 3 day loan
    • iPads, 4th generation [4]
    • iPads, 2nd generation [2] - Currently unavailable due to maintenance
    • iPads, 1st generation  [6] - Currently unavailable due to maintenance
    • iPad minis [2] - Currently unavailable due to maintenance
    • iPad keyboards [4] – 3 day loan
    • iPad VGA adaptor  [1]
       
  • Samsung Galaxy Tabs [4] – 3 day loan
     
  • NEW! 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 – [Guide: Mac Tips & TricksPDF ]
    • NEW! MacBook Pro with retinal display [6]
    • MacBook Pro  [6]
    • 45W Magsafe power adaptor 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 adaptor cords  [3]
    • Mac adaptors / dongles  [9, various]
    • Mac Workstation Bluetooth mouse pads [6]
       
  • Dell laptops
    • NEW!  Dell Latitude E-6440 laptops [6]
    • E-6430 laptops  [6]
    • E-64 laptops  [10] - Currently unavailable due to maintenance
    • AC/DC universal power adaptors [4]
    • Dell keyboards [3]
  • Keyboards
    • Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810 for Windows, Android, & iOS [3]  – 3 day loan
    • Dell keyboards [3]
    • iPad keyboards [4]  – 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] - Currently unavailable due to maintenance
  • 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

  • Raspberry Pi single board computers ([2] – 7 day loan
              –  [Raspberry Pi Foundation's Quick Start Guide PDF]
  • 3D glasses for monitors in the group study rooms  [4]
  • Extension cords  [8]
  • HDMI to VGA Adaptor [1]
  • Headphones  [7]
  • Headphones for PhD students  [2] – 3 day loan
  • Huawei USB to micro-USB cable [1] – 2 hour loan
  • Laser pointer  [1]
  • Pocket pointer  [1]
  • Scanner reader [1]
  • Screen cleaning kit [2] – 2 hour loan
  • Speakers  [6]
  • Speakerphone for faculty members  [1]
  • USB-A to Micro-USB cables [2]  – 2 hour loan
  • USB mice  [3]
  • 2 GB USB flash drives  [4] – 2 day loan
  • White noise machine  [1]
  • Wireless presenter remote
     

About the Student Technology Levy (Tech Fund)

  • A non-academic incidental fee, binding on all iSchool students
  • Used for upgrading iSchool technology
  • Voted on biennially (every 2 years) by iSchool students
  • $100/year for full-time students; $50/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