Technology Lending

UGA students may request to borrow technology equipment online from the Miller Learning Center. 

Laptop computers (24 hour loan) and Canon DSLR cameras (7 day loan) are available. Other equipment will be re-added over the next several weeks.

Items are not ready until email notification is sent. Equipment is ready for pickup when you receive an email from maincirc@uga.edu with the subject "UGA Libraries - Ready for pickup." Exact due date and time will be established at check out. Advanced booking and extended loans are not available. If your question is not answered on this page, please submit a question.

  • Equipment must be picked up and returned during service hours. Do not leave items at an unattended desk.
  • Equipment should be returned on time with all components/accessories and no signs of misuse or neglect.
  • Borrowers cannot install software on laptops.

Service Desk

Miller Learning Center, 3rd Floor East

M - TH: 8am - 8pm
Fri: 8am - 5pm
Sa: 11am - 5pm
Su: 11am - 8pm

Hours vary due to holidays, game days, and other situational factors. Please verify the service desk is open before coming to the MLC.

Desk Phone: 706-542-4673
Submit a question online.

Who can borrow?
Enrolled students at UGA. Access to equipment may be restricted if students do not follow terms of use.

Is this service free?
Technology loans are free if equipment is returned on time with all components and no evidence of misuse or negligence.

Is it safe to borrow during COVID-19?
Equipment will be treated with UGA Facilities Management Division approved disinfectant between loans. Wash hands frequently in general practice, but especially when using shared items. It is courteous to wear a mask while using shared equipment.


Place a Request

Requesting equipment indicates agreement to service terms of use. Equipment is not ready for pickup until you receive email notification. 

Laptops:
Dell Latitude (up to 24 hours)
MacBoor Air (up to 24 hours)

Audiovisual Equipment:
Canon DSLR camera (up to 7 days)

View requests and loans via GIL-Find catalog (access user account at the top right).

When will my item be ready?

Equipment may not be available for same-day pick up. External factors may delay preparationEquipment is not ready until you receive email notification.

Requests submitted during service hours for in-stock items have an estimated preparation time of 15 minutes to an hour. 

Requests submitted after service hours for in-stock items have an estimated preparation time of 1 - 2 hours after service re-opens.

Requests for unavailable equipment will be entered into a queue to receive items as they return. Requests for laptops and computing equipment remain active for 2 days, audiovisual item requests remain active for 14 days unless canceled/no longer needed.

Additional information about requests and borrowing.

Pick Up After Notification

After receiving notification from maincirc@uga.edu that your requested item is ready:

1. Bring UGA ID or official photo ID to the 3rd Floor East of the MLC during service hours.
2. Present your ID to staff and tell them you have received notice that equipment is ready for you to pick up.
3. Follow staff's guidance to verify components and complete the check out process.
4. Pay attention to the due date and time of your loan. Log into your library account to confirm.

Return Items Before Due Date/Time

1. Bring ID and equipment with all components to the 3rd Floor of the MLC during service hours. Do not leave items at an unattended desk.
2. Present ID to staff and tell them you are returning equipment.
3. Follow staff's guidance to place equipment in the provided bin and hold up item barcode for scan.
4. Wait until staff indicates you are set before leaving.

Can I renew my loan?

Renewals are not guaranteed; please be prepared to return items before due date and time determined at check out. Renewal requests will be denied if there is a waiting list for item type.


Terms of Use

Borrowers must be currently enrolled for credit at the University of Georgia. Faculty and staff who are not students should investigate the equipment available for loan from the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL).

Borrowers agree to return equipment during open service hours prior to the due date and time established at check out. Loans will be automatically extended in case of UGA campus or MLC building closure. 

Student borrowers agree to contact the Miller Learning Center in the following situations:

  • Equipment is damaged, lost, or stolen.
  • They cannot honor return equipment on time due to emergency, including COVID isolation or quarantine.

Borrowers understand that egregious or repeated failure to honor the terms of use will be penalized. A police report will be filed for lost or stolen technology.

Renewals are not guaranteed. 

Items returned past due will incur charges after a defined grace period. 

Laptops:
Grace period: 120 minutes (2 hours)
Hourly fee past grace period: $10 per hour

Audiovisual Equipment:
Grace period: 2 days (48 hours)
Daily fee past grace period: $20 per day

Personal computing accessories:
Grace period: 120 minutes (2 hours)
Hourly fee past grace period: $1 per hour

Audiovisual accessories:
Grace period: 2 days (48 hours)
Daily fee past grace period: $5 per day

Loss: Students assume risk when they borrow technology and should treat equipment with care. Borrowers are liable for replacement cost if equipment, components, or accessories are lost. Report lost or misplaced equipment ASAP via our contact form to maximize chances of recovering items.

Damage: Some damage is inevitable over time due to wear and tear. Please report physical damage, technical malfunction, and/or missing components ASAP. Borrowers may be held financially responsible if negligent or careless behavior leads to damage. 

Abandonment: Do not leave items at an unattended desk.

Emergencies: Borrowers in emergency situations, including those related to COVID-19, should contact the MLC to avoid charges or loss of access.

Equitable Access: This collection is intended for all students at the University of Georgia, but inventory is limited. Borrowers should honor due dates to help us serve their fellow students equitably. Students should return equipment that they are not actively using.  Please protect equipment: do not leave items unattended in public spaces or visible in vehicles.

Additional Information About Requests and Borrowing

Laptops will be held for at least five open service hours after email notification is sent. Cameras will be held for two days. Your request will be canceled beyond this interval if the held item can fulfill a request for another patron. If the hold window has passed, please sign in to your library account with MyID and view "Requests" to check on the status before coming to pick up.

If you need to borrow a laptop and don't have a preferred operating system (Windows or Mac), you can place a request for one of each type. When one of the two requests is filled, the other will be canceled. 

If you have requested multiple items, please note that they may not be pulled and held for you at the same time, depending on availability. Your email notification should indicate which item is available for you. If you are requesting audiovisual equipment with a two day hold window, you may want to wait until you have received notification for all (or most) items.

At this time, you cannot place requests for two of the same item. If you need to borrow multiple pieces of the same type of equipment at the same time, please submit a question with more information about your need. We can make exceptions on a case by case basis depending on current availability.


Fee Payment and Account Information

MLC Administrative Offices Phone: 706-542-7000
Submit a question online.

Payments are ideally processed by phone during business hours (8am - 5pm) Monday - Friday. Please use our contact form to request in person appointment.