Circulating Technology Equipment
The Technology Services Desk has several types of circulating technology, including:
- Laptops (Dell Chromebooks)
- Apple Power Cords
- Video Adapters
- HDMI Cables
- Graphing, Scientific, and Financial Calculators
- SD Card Readers
Items may be borrowed for one day loan by current American University students, faculty and staff. Items may leave the library, but should not be left unattended. Items may be renewed in person on or before the due date. 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 $4.00 per day. 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 and staff members only, including:
- Laptops (Dell PC models)
- Student Response Systems (Clicker Sets)
- HD Webcams
- Portable Projectors
- Presentation Remotes
Standard checkout times are for one day loans. 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 $4.00 per day. Replacement fees will be charged for items lost or stolen while checked out.
AU Faculty and staff can reserve laptops directly through the library catalog. Login and search title = faculty staff laptop. Choose "AU request". You can also email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.