Equipment Policies

Camcorders and Microphones

The Irwin Library has 6 standard camcorders, 3 high definition camcorders, two wireless microphones, and several tripods available for check-out at the circulation desk. The equipment can leave the library and has a 7-day circulation period. Items are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and have no renewals. Patrons should charge camcorders and clear memories before returning the equipment.


The Irwin Library has 3 iPad 1s, 2 iPad 2s, 4 iPads, 2 iPad minis available for check-out to students at the Information Commons desk. The Science Library has 2 iPad 2s available. These devices may leave the library and have a 48-hour circulation period. iPads are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and have no renewals. Patrons should not delete library-installed applications. When iPads are returned, they will be reset to library settings.  Faculty and Staff may borrow iPads from the Center for Academic Technology.


Loaner Laptops

Both the Irwin Library and the Science Library have Dell laptops and Apple Macbooks available for checkout to current Butler University students. These are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. This equipment can leave the library and has a 48-Hour circulation period. Loaner Laptops have no renewals.  Faculty and Staff may borrow laptops from the Center for Academic Technology.

The Irwin Library recognizes that demand for these devices can be high; as a result, patrons are required to wait 24 hours after returning a laptop before checking one out again.

Available Equipment

  • Dell Laptop E6400
  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Adobe CS5.5 Suite
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Adobe Reader
  • Adobe Flash Player for Internet Explorer
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection (Antivirus/Antispyware program)
  • Java Runtime Environment
  • Apple Quicktime
  • Apple MacBook
  • Microsoft Office 2011
  • iLife '09 Suite
  • Adobe CS5.5 Suite
  • Safari Web Browser
  • Symantec Antivirus for Macintosh
  • Apple Quicktime

Please note that software selection is limited to the above descriptions.

Laptop Rental Program

Butler University students, staff, and faculty may rent a laptop for an extended period of time if the 48-hour laptop loaner program does not meet their needs. The Laptop Rental program has the following devices available:

2 HP Elitebooks
     - 14" HD Screen; DVD±RW SuperMulti DL Drive; Integrated 720HD Webcam; Wireless Network Card
     - Windows 7; Microsoft Office 2010; Internet Explorer; Firefox; Adobe Reader; Java Runtime  
     Environment; Quicktime; Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 Apple Macbook Pros
     - 13.3" Widescreen Display; SuperDrive 8x (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW); Integrated Web Cam with     
     Digital Microphone; Airport Extreme Card & Bluetooth
     - OS X 10.6; Microsoft Office 2011; Safari; iLife; Adobe Reader; Java Runtime Environment; Quicktime
     and iTunes; Symantec Antivirus

All rentals include the device, a power cord, and a carrying bag.

Those wishing to rent a laptop must make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance, otherwise devices are available on a first come, first serve basis. Costs for laptop rental are $25/week (7 days) and $75/month (4 weeks), and payment is due at the time the reservation is made. Devices not returned on time will be assessed with at $10 late fee per day overdue. In addition, patrons disregarding due dates may lose laptop borrowing privileges.

Borrowers will be responsible for any damage or loss that occurs to the device during their rental period. Fees for damage or loss will be assessed through Student Accounts and may be as much as $1700.

For device availability, please contact the Irwin Library at or at (317) 940-9227.

Other Equipment

The Irwin Library has a digital camera and an Edirol recorder available for check-out at the circulation desk.

The digital camera has a 48-hour loan period and may leave the library. It is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The Edirol recorder has a 3-day loan period and may leave the library. It is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Overdue Notices, Late Fees, & Replacement Fees

As a courtesy, students with late fees are notified by e-mails before bills are sent to Student Accounts. All late fees for computer devices and equipment are billed at $10 per day for items that are overdue. To ensure a timely return of devices and to avoid late fees, students are encouraged to monitor their due dates via My Library Card.

Replacement fees for camcorder and microphone equipment or parts are billed based on the cost of the item and may cost up to several hundred dollars.

To review our overdues policy, please see our Overdues Policy and Procedures page.


Last updated October 2, 2014.