Technology Lending

Technology Lending at the Miller Learning Center

Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students may borrow laptops, tablets, DSLR cameras and accessories, camcorders, microphones, e-readers, charging cables, and more.  This service is free of charge if items are returned on time, complete, and in working condition. We encourage students to use this equipment to create, learn, and explore the world around them!

Borrowing Basics

  1. Complete the online borrowing assessment and terms of use agreement [PDF version of the terms for reference is linked at the bottom of this page].
  2. Come to the EITS lending desk on the 3rd floor, East side of the Miller Learning Center during [open hours] with your UGA ID or other form of photo identification.
  3. Laptops, tablets, charging cables, and other personal computing items may be borrowed for twelve (12) hours or until the daily lending deadline.
  4. Cameras, tripods, microphones, projectors, and other audiovisual equipment may be borrowed for a period of five (5) days. Students should plan to provide their own memory cards unless otherwise indicated.
  5. Kindle e-readers may be borrowed for a period of 14 days.

See all items and specifications or check item availability – Please note: request button will not reserve technology items. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Service Hours

The lending desk is NOT open 24/7 like the rest of the MLC.  Standard hours for Fall and Spring:

Monday – Thursday: 8am – Midnight (items due back by 11pm)
Friday: 8am – 7pm (items due back by 6pm)
Saturday: 10am – 7pm (items due back by 6pm)
Sunday: 11am – midnight (items due back by 11pm).

During breaks and intercession periods, desk hours will be adjusted.

Returns

Items must be returned in working condition and with all components or accessories by the date and time indicated on your receipt. Items returned after this deadline or in an incomplete state will generate service fees. Courtesy reminders may be sent via email, but borrowers are responsible for timely returns even in the absence of reminders.

Renewals

Renewals are never guaranteed. They may be possible if an identical or equivalent item is currently available for check out. Students should bring the complete item to the lending desk to request a renewal.

Duplicate items

Multiple items of the same type may not be checked out to the same individual without prior approval by the Service Desk Coordinator.

Overnight laptop loans

After 8pm, students may request to borrow a laptop overnight with a due time 12 hours from check out. Overnight loans must be requested; all personal computing loans are same day unless otherwise indicated.

Borrowers must contact the 3 East Lending Desk (706-542-4673) or Germaine Cahoon, MLC Service Desk Coordinator (mlctechinfo@uga.edu) as soon as possible if they discover equipment is incomplete or in disrepair.

Late, damaged, lost, or stolen equipment

Students assume full responsibility for equipment and agree to pay repair or replacement costs for equipment that is lost or damaged while in their care. Students agree to file a police report if borrowed equipment is illegally removed from their possession. Equipment will be tracked in the case of theft.

Outstanding fees must be paid to borrow or renew.  Fees for MLC technology loans may only be made at the MLC. Holds that prevent registration or graduation will be applied to student records after one week in the event of unpaid fees. Fees of all kinds may be paid by cash, check, or Visa, Mastercard, or Discover credit card in the MLC Administrative offices, 8am – 5pm, Monday - Friday. Only fees paid by appointment with the Service Desk Coordinator are guaranteed same day hold removal.

Excessive lateness will result in the loss of borrowing privileges. Police reports are filed on items 7 days overdue.

Service Fees for Equipment Kept Past Loan Period

Cameras, Mics, Recorders, Lenses, Tripods, & GoPro mounts

$30 per day

DSLR Filter Set, Smartphone Lenses, GorillaPods, & Kindles

$15 per day

Laptops, tablets, & other 12-hour loans

$10 per hour

Abandoning items or leaving unattended (including at a service desk) $50 mishandling fee
Return of incomplete equipment $10 processing fee or full price of component replacement

Maximum replacement costs vary by item

MacBook Air Laptop; power adapter

$2000;$100

Kindle; power adapter

$200;$50

Dell Inspiron Laptop; power adapter

$1000;$100

Nexus 7

$200

Panasonic Camcorder

$950

H1 Handy Recorder

$100

Canon Rebel T2i, T3i, T5i

$850

Medium Manfrotto Tripod

$100

iPad

$750

Audio Technica Lapel Mic

$50

Large Manfrotto Tripod

$550

Bags & cases

$50

GoPro Hero 3

$400

Device charger; cables

$40; $20

DSLR Lenses

$300

GoPro Mounts

$40

RODE & Opteka Microphones

$250

DSLR Filter Set

$30

Canon Powershot

$200

GorillaPod

$30

Flip Camera

$200

Smartphone lenses

$30

Incidentals: lens caps, data cables, batteries, power cords, etc.

$10-$20

Questions? Email the MLC Service Desk Manager, Germaine Cahoon, at mlctechinfo@uga.edu