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Technology Checkout

Our Technology Checkout Stations provide laptop computers, webcams and other technology to aid students working remotely. Students may check out needed equipment with their Panther Card for a limited time period. Have a question about a particular piece of software or hardware? Our staff can help! Booth Library has opened two Technology Checkout Stations on the EIU campus: at the library's Center for Student Innovation and in the lower level of Thomas Hall.

During the spring semester of 2022, the CSI in Booth Library is open from 2-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and from 2-4:45 p.m. Friday. The satellite location in Thomas Hall, located in the lower level near the vending machines, is open from 4-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

The following items are available for checkout. Their loan periods are listed. All patrons must sign an agreement certifying they take responsibility for the item(s) and their safe and timely return.

Available at the Booth CSI:

      • Dell 3510 i3 256/16 laptops - 2 weeks
      • MiFi hotspots (mobile WiFi) - 3 days
      • Webcams - 3 days
      • Microphone/speakers - 3 days
      • GoPro Fusion 360 cameras - 3 days
      • Canon (mirrorless) digital cameras - 3 days

Available at Thomas Hall:

      • Surface Book 3 laptops - 2 weeks
      • Webcams - 3 days
      • Microphones - 3 days
      • Mini-tripods - 3 days

Patrons are charged a monetary fee for overdue items and a replacement cost for lost, stolen, or damaged library materials. Your official academic records will be withheld until all fines have been resolved through Booth Library's Circulation Services.

Funding for the technology checkout program at both the CSI and at Thomas Hall was provided through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief fund.

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