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Equipment Borrowing Policy

Equipment Borrowing Policy

Equipment Borrowing Policy

Who is eligible

Only UMass Amherst students may check out equipment.
Valid UCard required. A second picture ID may also be requested.

Loan Periods

See details for each item.
If other equipment available for checkout, borrowers may check out equipment again immediately.
Borrowers are responsible for equipment while it is checked out to them.
No checkouts when Digital Media Lab is closed.


Return equipment to the Digital Media Lab on the 3rd floor of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library.
Equipment checked out within 4 hours of closing is due back 30 minutes before the Digital Media Lab closes.
Hand equipment to a staff member at the Digital Media Lab Desk.
Do not return equipment in a Library book return.
Borrowers are liable for loss or damage to equipment, including loss or damage caused by putting it in the Library's book returns.  Borrowers are also liable for late fees and replacement costs for equipment given to a third party to return.

Fines and Fees

Late fees are $20.00 per hour or fraction thereof, up to a maximum fine of $480.00.
Non-refundable $10.00 billing and $15.00 processing fees are added to bills for fines and replacement costs.

Replacement Costs

After 24 hours, borrowers will be billed for the replacement cost of the equipment.



Last Edited: 21 August 2013