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.
Repair Replacement Chromebooks
Tech Services has a dedicated collection of Chromebooks for use by AU students, faculty and staff whose own laptops are damaged and being repaired. These Chromebooks can be checked out for as long as the repair takes. To have a long term loan authorized, bring your damaged laptop to the OIT Support Desk on the Library First Floor. OIT staff will advise you on the best options for repairing your laptop and authorize a long term loan. When a Chromebook is available, you will receive an email from Tech Services. Long term loan Chromebooks can not be checked out until OIT Support Desk staff examine your laptop and authorize a loan. Repair replacement is the only purpose for this set of Chromebooks. Other users wanting a Chromebook for an extended time can check out a one day loan and return it for renewal each day.