Technology Equipment and Media Loan Policy

Technology Equipment | Media Lab | Equipment Loan Policies

General Equipment Loan Policies

  • All patrons must have a valid University of Maine System ID card to use A/V equipment or media collections.
  • Preference for equipment and computer use is given to those working on course related projects. Recreational email is not permitted on media lab computers.
  • Duplication of materials is not permitted, except under special circumstances. See staff if you have questions.

Equipment Available for Check Out

  • 36 wireless Laptop computers (4 hour loan)
  • 2 Canon digital camcorders (24 hour loan)
  • 3 digital Nikon CoolPix cameras (24 hour loan)
  • 2 Marantz PMD660 professional quality digital audio recorders (24 hour loan)
  • 4 Garmin eTrex personal navigators

Media Loan Periods

FORMAT Students/Staff Faculty/Professionals All Others with ID
Audio cassettes In-house only 7-day loan In-house only
Compact discs 3-day loan 4-week loan 4-week loan
Laser discs 48-hour loan 4-week loan 4-week loan
Vinyl records In-house only 4-week loan 4-week loan
Video cassettes 48-hour loan 4-week loan 4-week loan
DVDs 48-hour loan 4-week loan 4-week loan
Laptops 4-hour loan 4-hour loan Not available
Camcorders 24-hour loan 24-hour loan Not available
Digital cameras 24-hour loan 24-hour loan Not available
Digital voice recorders 24-hour loan 24-hour loan Not available
Audio cassette recorders 24-hour loan 24-hour loan Not available
GPS units 7 day loan 7 day loan Not available

There is a 3 item check-out limit for all formats listed above.

Laptop Computer Policies

University of Maine Students, Faculty, and Staff will be allowed to sign out laptop computers for 4-hours per session. You will be asked to present your valid Maine Card to Circulation Staff at the time of check-out.

You are completely responsible for this computer while it is in your possession, should it be stolen or damaged. Each laptop costs over $1,500, please handle them with extreme care. If the equipment is damaged while in your possession, you may be billed for repair or replacement of the equipment, at the discretion of Fogler Library.

Fogler Library reserves the right to determine whether damage to the equipment was due to accident, abuse, or intentional misuse. Each incident will be determined per individual case. If the equipment is stolen while in your possession, you will be billed for the replacement of the equipment.

This policy is available on each laptop unit.