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! See items and specifications or check item availability in the library catalog.

Borrowing Basics

  1. Complete the online borrowing assessment and terms of use agreement. (PDF version for your reference)
  2. Visit the 3rd floor East wing lending desk of the Miller Learning Center during lending hours with your UGA ID or other form of photo identification.
  3. Lending periods depend on item type. Check your library account or your receipt for due date and time.
    • Laptops, tablets, charging cables, and other personal computing items may be borrowed for twelve (12) hours or until the daily lending deadline.
    • 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.
    • Kindle e-readers may be borrowed for a period of 14 days.

 Please note: Technology items cannot be reserved using the request button. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Service Hours

The lending desk has limited hours. Items must be turned in one hour before desk closing. Hours vary during academic holidays, such as Fall Break, and when classes are not in session.

Fall & Spring Semester Hours

Sunday Monday - Thursday Friday Saturday
11 a.m. - 12 a.m. 8 a.m. - 12 a.m. 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Items must be returned in working condition and with all components or accessories by the date and time indicated on your receipt and in your library account. 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