Equipment loans

You can borrow a range of IT and audiovisual equipment from the Service Desk in Shawcross. Items can be borrowed for up to 48 hours.

Equipment available

We currently offer the following equipment for loan:


  • Laptops for staff
  • Optical mice
  • SD card reader
  • External DVD drives
  • CD/DVD burners


  • Projectors
  • Mini-projectors
  • Projector screens
  • iPad connectors
  • Digital presenters


  • Microphones
  • Microphone stands
  • Small PA systems
  • Dictaphones (digital)
  • Hearing loops


  • High Definition camcorders
  • Digital stills camera
  • Tripods
  • Webcams
icon showing an open laptopSelf-service laptop loans
Remember, you can also borrow a laptop from the self-service lockers in the Library.

Terms of use

All equipment is tagged and listed on the Library catalogue so you must have a current library card in order to borrow equipment. Equipment is intended for use on campus. If you borrow equipment, you are responsible for returning it in the same condition and might be asked to arrange for its replacement or repair if it's damaged.

If you don't return equipment by the due date, your Library borrowing rights may be suspended until the item is returned.

How to borrow

Library card
You will need your Library card so we can book items to your account and you should have no outstanding fines (see below)

9.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday

9.00am to 7.00pm, Monday to Friday
(9.00am to 5.30pm in vacations)

Loan period
All equipment can be borrowed for up to 48 hours

Call the IT Service Desk on 8090 to check the availability of equipment and reserve it for the day you need

Outstanding fines
We cannot book out any items to cards with outstanding fines so you will need to contact the Library to clear these before you can borrow equipment