Technology Lending

Date of Last Review: March 18, 2022

Technology Lending Policy

Evans Library provides a variety of technology items and equipment that are available for loan to current students, faculty and staff. The following conditions must be met:

  • Users must be in good standing and present a valid Florida Tech ID Card when borrowing an item.
  • Equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Items may not be reserved in advance and no renewals are allowed. 
  • Loan periods vary depending on the device. See below.
  • If tech lending items go into Overdue status, library privileges will be suspended until the item is returned.
  • When borrowing or using equipment, please bring any problems to the attention of library staff immediately.
  • As the borrower, you are responsible for the safety and security of the equipment and its components while it is checked out to you.
  • Never leave items unattended, in direct sunlight or in a place subject to extreme temperatures.
  • Borrowers must return items to the iDesk at least 30 minutes before the library closes.
  • Do not return technology equipment in a book return drop.
  • When returning technology equipment, wait for library staff to check the device for damage and verify that all of the components have been returned, e.g., manual, power cords, USB cords, etc.
  • If a component is missing, you will be charged the cost of replacing the lost component. If it is not possible to purchase a replacement, you will be charged the replacement cost of the entire piece of equipment.
  • Replacement cost will be assessed at the current market price at the time the item is identified as lost.
  • You will be charged the full repair or replacement cost if the equipment is lost, damaged or stolen while it is checked out to you.
  • Technology equipment that is not returned will be considered lost and full replacement cost will be charged. A block will be placed on the user’s library and student accounts.
  • The following table does not represent the entirety of the Technology Lending collection. Any items not listed below will also be assessed at the current market price for replacement costs.

Technology Equipment and Loan Information

DeviceQTYSpecsLoan PeriodLate FeeApproximate Replacement Cost per item
BeagleBone Black element14   3 weeks  $10/hr  $70 
Raspberry Pi  Model B+  3 weeks   $10/hr  $ 90
RedBoard Arduino Kits  Slightly Modified Arduino Uno  3 weeks   $10/hr  $ 120
Wacom Graphing Tables  Pen Tablet, Intuos Pro Professional  72-hour  $10/hr  $ 500
Video Camera  Panasonic HC-V770 w/32 GB SD card  48-hour  $10/hr  $ 500
Digital Camera  Canon PowerShot SX150 IS. Tripods also available  48-hour  $10/hr  $ 250
Gimbal Stabilizer  Lanparte HHG-01 Handheld 3-axis  48-hour $10/hr  $ 320
Digital USB Microphone  Telex M-560  48-hour  $10/hr  $75 
Simple VR Google Googles  VR 3D Goggles for smartphones  24-hour  $10/day  $30 
USB DVD Writer  Samsung SE-S084  24-hour  $10/hr  $100 
Video Projector  AAXA MP-300-02 LED  24-hour  $10/hr  $555
Graphing Calculator  TI89 Titanium (5); TiI-84 Plus Silver Ed(2)  24-hour  $10/hr   $200 
Financial Calculator  TI- BA II Plus 24-hour  $10/day   $45
Multiview Calculator  TI-30XS  24-hour  $10/day   $20
Scientific Calculator  Casio FX-115ES Plus  24-hour  $10/day   $25
Laser Pointer / Presentation Mouse  2.4 GHz Wireless Remote Control Laser Pointer  24-hour  $10/day   $10
Laptop Computer  Dell  24-hour  $10/hr   $1000
Laptop Computer  5 Dell, Lenovo  4-hour, in library only   $10/hr   $1000
iPad  Retina Display  4-hour, in library only   $10/hr   $600
USB Phone Charger  10  iPhone/Android/Type C with power blocks   4-hour, in library only   $1/hr   $6.50
Multitool Adaptor  Lifetrons Lightning Edition for iOS  4-hour   $1/hr   $100
Touch Screen Stylus  Universal Capactive  4-hour, in library only   $1/hr   $10
Headphones  Califone 3068AV 4-hour, in library only   $1/hr   $25