Equipment Checkout

Loan Periods: Laptops checkout to students for five days with no renewals allowed. Faculty may checkout laptops for two weeks. All other equipment checks out for five days unless noted below.

NOTE: Due to high demand, we no longer accept reservations for student laptops and you may only have one laptop checked out at a time. If you want to know if a laptop is available you may search for "laptop" in the Ames Catalog.

To request the library to reserve an item, please fill out and submit the Equipment Checkout Form at least 48 hours in advance. We will contact you if we have any problems filling your request.

  • iPads
    • Faculty/Staff use only
  • Laptops
    • Lenovo Thinkpads
    • MacBooks
    • Chromebooks
  • Video Equipment
    • SD Card Camcorders (180 minutes recording time)
    • GoPro Hero5 Session (180 minutes recording time)

  • Audio Players & Recorders
    • Handheld digital audio recorders


  • Digital Cameras
    • Canon PowerShot
  • Other Accessories
    • Ethernet Cords 
    • Headphones 
    • Projectors
    • Mice
    • Screens
    • Tripods
    • USB DVD-RW/CD Drive
    • USB - Ethernet Adapter
    • USB Headset
    • USB Portable Powerbank
    • USB Recording Microphone
    • USB Webcam