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Equipment

The Library (Irwin and Science), Center for Academic Technology (CAT), and Information Technology (IT) work together to meet Butler's technology lending needs. The appropriate lending department depends on affiliation (student or faculty/staff) and usage scenario as outlined on the Technology Lending page.

Camcorders and Microphones

The Irwin Library has a collection of standard camcorders, high definition camcorders, USB snowball & wireless microphones, and several tripods available for check-out at the Information Commons desk. The equipment can leave the library and has a seven day circulation period. Items are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and cannot be renewed. Patrons should charge camcorders and clear memories before returning the equipment.

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

Chargers

The Irwin Library has various à la carte chargers for smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc. These include Android Micro USB, Android USB-C, Apple 30-pin, Apple Lightning, Apple USB-C as well as laptop chargers for MacBooks, Thinkpads, Surface Pros (3 & 4), and various PC models (Dell, HP, etc.). The loan period on these items is four hours. Items are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and cannot be renewed.

Headphones

An assortment of headphones are available at the Irwin Library. Some of them are headphones only and connect via a 3.5mm connector while others also have microphones and connect to the computer via USB. Four hours is the loan period for these components. Items are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and cannot be renewed.

iPads

The Irwin Library has iPad 2s, iPads, and iPad Minis available for check-out to students at the Information Commons desk. The Science Library has iPad 2s available. These devices may leave the library and have a seven day circulation period. iPads are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and cannot be renewed. Patrons should not delete library-installed applications. When iPads are returned, they will be wiped of all user data and settings and reset to library settings.

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

Laptops

Both the Irwin Library and the Science Library have PC 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, has a seven day circulation period, and cannot be renewed.

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.

Portable CD Players

Several portable CD players are available for checkout to Butler University students. These are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and can be found at the Information Commons desk.  These can leave the library, have a seven day circulation period and cannot be renewed.

Headphones are available for checkout as well through a separate checkout transaction.

Overdue and Billing

Overdue

Overdue notices will be e-mailed to students several times before an item(s) is declared lost. To ensure a timely return of equipment and to avoid fees for lost materials, students are encouraged to monitor their due-dates via My Library Account. Late fees for reserves, PC & Mac laptops, & iPads are billed at $10 per day per overdue item up to $300. Late fees for all other equipment (headsets, à la carte chargers, room keys, etc.) are billed at $10 per overdue item. If the library equipment is returned undamaged within 30 days past the due date, then the student will only be required to pay the late fee(s).

Billing

After 30 days, library equipment is declared lost and a bill will be e-mailed to the student and to Student Accounts. Students will have to pay an irreversible replacement cost (ranging from $15—$500+). If the bill is greater than $195 a department requested hold will be placed on the student's account and will not be lifted until the bill is settled.

 

Please direct any questions regarding overdue items and billing to circ@butler.edu.