Equipment Depot (the EQ)
Posted by Michael Cosma, Last modified by Erika Rydberg on 03 September 2019 01:13 PM

Equipment Depot

 

Equipment Depot (the EQ)

The EQ is a service that allows students, staff, and faculty to borrow laptops, media production equipment., and more. The following are some of the items available for checkout:

  • Mac and PC Laptops
  • Canon DSLR Cameras (T6i)
  • Tripods and other support mounts
  • Microphones
  • Snowball USB Microphones
  • LED light kits (temperature and dimming controls)
  • Wacom tablets
  • Headphones
  • Electronics tool kits
  • Soldering kits
  • Sewing machine

To reserve any of the equipment in the EQ, use the Equipment Loans link found in myPlymouth in the left-side menu, under the category, Campus.


How I make a reservation for an equipment loan?

Click on the “Equipment Loans" link in myPlymouth, on the left-side menu of the Welcome page. This goes to the WebCheckout patron portal, which is at: https://webcheckout.plymouth.edu/patron/


Can I just walk up to the Information Desk in Lamson Library and ask for equipment?

Yes, you can. However, what you want to borrow may already be loaned out or be reserved for somebody else. Equipment is available on a first-come basis.


Who is allowed to checkout equipment?

Active students, faculty, and staff.


If the equipment gets lost or damaged while it is checked out to me, what happens?

You are financially responsible for the equipment you borrow. You will have to pay for the repair or replacement of the lost or damaged item.


What kinds of equipment are available?

Laptops, Digital still cameras, camcorders, tripods, video projectors, lighting kits, computers repair tools, and much more.


How long can I have the equipment for?

The default loan period is for three days. If no one has reserved the equipment after your loan period is up, you may renew the loan once for three more days. If you want a longer initial loan period, let us know. We will try to work out a longer loan period if it is possible.


If I need to have equipment for a longer loan period, can you make an exception for me?

Maybe, if no one has reserved the equipment after your loan period is up, you may renew the loan once for three more days. The purpose of the Equipment Depot is to make a limited number of technology items available to the greatest number of PSU members. It is not the intended purpose of the Equipment Depot to take the place of your purchasing, say, a laptop or a camera that you need to do your work on for week at a time.


Can I borrow more than one of the same item? Can I, say, borrow ten laptops at one time?

Usually, you can borrow one of each type of item. The purpose of the Equipment Depot is to make a limited number of technology items available to the greatest number of PSU members.We can make exceptions for verifiable academic purposes, but we have to impose time limits and item type limits. For example, some items, such as DSLR cameras, have a loan rule of one per person for up to 72 hours per week.


 

When is the Equipment Depot open?

It is open whenever Lamson Library is open. For the current open hours of Lamson library, go to https://library.plymouth.edu/hours.

 

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