The Media and Technology Services desk has closed. Find out more about what this means for borrowing media and technology on our media move page.
The library will no longer circulate phone and laptop chargers. Charging stations are available around the library. Please ask at the Information Desk for locations.
For the Fall 2022 semester, PC laptops will again be available for extended loan by adjunct faculty.
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Circulating Technology Equipment
The Library has several types of circulating technology available at the First Floor Circulation/Reserves Desk, including:
- Conference Call Speaker/Mic
- Graphing, Scientific, and Financial Calculators
- HD Webcams
- HDMI Cables
- Portable Battery Packs
- Portable Projectors
- Presentation Remotes
- SD Card Readers
- Video Adapters
Visual guide to circulating technology equipment.
Tech items can be checked out at the Circulation/Reserves Desk on the Library First Floor. Items may be borrowed for one week loan by current American University students, faculty and staff. Items cannot be renewed online or by phone. Items may be re-checked out in person on or before the due date. If we are currently out of a particular item, users must wait 4 hours to re-checked out.
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.
Adjunct Faculty Laptops
Media Services has a collection of Dell laptops which adjunct faculty can borrow for the duration of the current semester.
To request a laptop, the adjunct's department must request a loan through the Adjunct Faculty Laptop Request form. Requests are only accepted from department administrative staff. When a laptop is available, the adjunct will be contacted by email.
Repair Replacement Chromebooks
Media Services has a 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 request a long term loan, fill out the Request Form. You must attach a receipt, work order, or other document indicating that repairs are underway before submitting your request. When a Chromebook is available, you will receive an email from Media Services. You may also request a Chromebook if you do not own a laptop yourself.
Classroom Response Technology
The Library does not loan classroom response hardware as this field has largely moved to cell phone based polling apps. The Center for Teaching, Research and Learning (CTRL) provides support for two response apps on their webpage -
Poll Everywhere and Socrative