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Circulating Technology

Circulating Equipment

The Technology Services Desk has several types of circulating technology, including:

  • Laptops (Dell PC and Apple Macbook Pro models)
  • Headphones
  • Dell and Apple Power Cords
  • Mac VGA Adapters
  • Tablet Computers (Surface Pro, Google Nexus, and iPad models)
  • Kindle and Nook eReaders
  • Graphing and Scientific Calculators
  • Laptop Locks

Items may be borrowed for four hours by current American University students, faculty and staff.

Items may leave the library, but should not be left unattended.

If no one is waiting for an item, it may be renewed in person or by sending an email to AUTechServices@gmail.com.

Overdue items cannot be renewed online or by phone and must be renewed in person.

Fines will be charged for items that are returned late at the rate of $3.00 per hour, prorated to $0.05 per minute.

Replacement fees will be charged for items lost or stolen while checked out.

Faculty Technology Collection

The library also has a collection of classroom technologies available for checkout to AU Faculty members, including:

  • Laptops (Dell PC and Apple Macbook Pro models)
  • Headsets
  • Student Response Systems (Clicker Sets)
  • Panopto Webcams
  • iPads
  • Portable Projectors
  • Google Glass
  • Presentation Remotes

Items may be borrowed by current American University faculty and staff. Standard checkouts times are for four hours, but items may be reserved for longer. Please contact us at AUTechServices@gmail.com for reservations, renewal requests, or for more information.

Overdue items cannot be renewed online or by phone and must be renewed in person.

Fines will be charged for items that are returned late at the rate of $3.00 per hour, prorated to $0.05 per minute.

Replacement fees will be charged for items lost or stolen while checked out.


Overnight Laptop Borrowing:

  • Patrons may use a laptop overnight Sunday through Thursday when the library is open 24 hours.

  • Individuals wishing to borrow a laptop overnight must stipulate this at checkout.

  • Overnight laptops will be loaned from the technology services desk starting at 8pm.

  • Laptops checked out overnight must be returned to the Information Desk the next morning by 8AM.

  • Items checked out overnight will not be renewed online or by phone the following morning. These items can only be renewed in person at the Tech Services Desk when it opens at 8AM.

To renew a laptop online during Technology Services business hours, please send an email to: AUTechServices@gmail.com.

Nooks and Kindles

The Technology Services Desk also has four Nooks and four Kindles to circulate. Each comes with several fiction titles preloaded. The loan period is two weeks, with late fees at $1 per day. There is often a wait list for these items, so stop by the desk today to check out availability.

Energy Meters

Thanks to a great partnership with the Office of Sustainability, the Technology Services Desk has Kill-A-Watt meters to check out. The meters are used to measure energy draw for household appliances and electronics. After evaluating the efficiency of items in your home, you can determine what draws the most power. By making small adjustments, such as changing settings and unplugging items when not in use, you can save money on your electric bill. You also help the environment by reducing energy consumption. The meters are available for a two-week loan period, and late fees are $1 per day. More information is available here.

Tech Services

Lower Level, Bender Library
202.885.3231
Tech Services staff

Fall Hours
Mon - Thurs: 8am - 11pm
Friday: 8am - 9pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 10am - 11pm