Gadgets

All items are available for checkout at the Library Store and/or the gadget check-out desk on the 3rd floor of Crosland. Loan periods vary from 4 hours to 2 days, depending on the item. High-demand items, like camcorders and cameras, may be subject to wait lists.

Please place any online request at least 48 hours in advance. Submission of a request does not guarantee availability.

Gadgets are purchased with Tech Fee funding. Students have priority for requests.

Cameras

Canon Eos

Canon EOS Rebel T3 and T.6 DSLR cameras with 18-55mm lenses are available for a two day loan. The Canon Rebels come with a case, carry strap, battery and charger, 8 GB SDHC card, USB cable, lens cover, disk, & guide.

New Olympus

Point-and-shoot Olympus E-M10 (Mark II) Mirror-Less cameras are available for a two-day check out.  The cameras come complete with an 8 GB SDHC storage card, case, USB cable, manual and a battery charger. Overdue fines are $5 per day.

Panasonic DV

Panasonic V770 HD camcorders come complete with a case, firewire/USB cable, video input cable, manual and a power cord/adapter. Overdue fines are $5 per day.

Samsung HD

Samsung HMX-Q20 HD camcorders are available for a two-day loan. An 8GB SDHC card is included with the camcorder at check out. Overdue fines are $5 per day.

Go Pro

The library has three models of GoPro Cameras available for checkout (HERO 5, HERO 3+ Silver & HERO 3+ Black).  Both cameras can be controlled via the GoPro app. The HERO 3+ Black edition also includes a WiFi remote.  GoPros circulate for two days at a time, and there are additional accessories available for check out. Demand is high, so please plan ahead.

300 mm lens

The Library also carries a full range of camera accessories, including;

  • Tripods for various devices, including tablets and smartphones
  • Speed flashes
  • Additional lenses
  • A green screen kit
  • A lighting kit

Laptops & Tablets

Macbook

Macbook Airs are now available for a 4-hour, out-of-building, loan in person only. They circulate with a Magsafe charger and carrying case and may be eligible for renewal, based on availability.

Dell ultrabook

Dell Ultrabooks are available for in-person only check-out from the self-service kiosk , located in the Library Store. Loan period is 4 hours, outside of the building

iPad

All current Georgia Tech students, staff, and faculty are eligible for iPad borrowing. Alumni borrowers and outside users are not eligible. The library has iPad Air (9.7" 16 GB WiFi ) and a limited number of iPad Pro models (12.9" 64 GB WiFi ). Each device comes with the same set of pre-loaded apps. Please bear in mind that during periods of high demand, a wait list may be implemented. iPads circulate for 2 days, and fines accrue at $5 per day.

Items not returned within 5 days will be listed as lost, and the borrower will be issued a bill for the full replacement cost of the device ($599 Air/$899 Pro) and a processing fee ($35). Borrowers also assume responsibility for any loss or damage that may occur while the device is charged to their library account.

Kindle readers

Kindle Paperwhite eBook readers are available, by request, for check out. The Paperwhite models have 6-inch screens and circulate with a case, USB cable, and charger. 

The Kindles also come pre-loaded with a suite of popular reading titles. Users may access their own Amazon accounts with the devices, but all downloads will be cleared from each device upon return.

The Kindles circulate for two weeks at a time. Overdue fines for Kindles are $5 per day.

Audio & Other Devices

Snowball mic

Thanks to a generous donation from the School of Literature, Media, and Communication (and the Brittain Fellowship), the library now has Snowball ICE USB microphones available for checkout.

Additionally, we have:

  • Wireless mic systems
  • Lapel and handheld mics
  • Shotgun mics (hot shoe and boom mount)
  • Audio field recorders
  • Headphones
Utopia

As part of the Library Next Data Visualization Lab, the library now has Utopia 360 VR Headsets available for check out. They are compatible with smartphones running iOS or Android operating systems. The Utopia devices are available for a 3-day check-out period.

Each headset includes a Bluetooth controller, ear bud headphones, a micro USB cable and a hard shell case.

Superdrive

In addition to the various devices you see here, the Library also loans periphery. This includes:

  • External DVD drive
  • Multi-card reader
  • Portable DVD player
  • Portable scanners
  • Wireless presenter with laser pointer       
Wacom tablet

Wacom Intuos Graphics tablets are available in various sizes. The Wacom tablets circulate for 4 hours, outside of the building, and include stylus, base, USB cable, guide, and software. 

Projector

View Sonic DLP and EPSON LCD projectors are available for a 24 hour out of the building checkout. The projectors are VGA and HDMI compatible.

Calculator

TI-83,84, and 89 advanced graphing calculators are available for 4-hour loans. The calculators come with software and connection cables.

Cables

Various USB, Firewire,and HDMI cables are available for 4-hour loans. Mac Magsafe chargers, Lightning to USB cables, and Thunderbolt to HDMI cables are also available for check-out.

General Policies

Unless otherwise noted, all items are 4-hour, or 2-day, out-of-building checkouts (Due to high demand and limited supply, laptops are only available on a first-come, first-served basis. Laptops circulate for 4 hours at a time). Renewals are often allowed, but they are predicated on availability. You must check with Public Services for any equipment renewal.

Overdue fines for equipment with a 4-hour loan period may be assessed at a rate of $1 per hour (during finals, midterms, or other periods of high demand).  Laptop fines may be assessed at a higher rate due to high demand.

Camcorders, cameras, iPads and Kindles are not subject to the hourly overdue rates. Overdue fines for these items are assessed at $5 per day.

Items are inspected upon checkout and return. An item is expected to be returned in the same condition in which it was loaned.

Failure to return equipment on time may result in fines, suspension of gadget borrowing privileges, or billing for the replacement cost of the item.

The Library assumes no liability for misuse of borrowed equipment.

For questions related to fines, holds, or account blocks, please contact: customersupport@library.gatech.edu or gadgets@library.gatech.edu.

Rates are quoted based on the price paid for the item, though the Public Services Department reserves the discretion to modify these rates. Replacement of equipment will also be subject to a $20 processing fee.

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