Eligibility: All UT students may borrow equipment, assuming that they bring a valid UT ID, have less than $5.00 in fines, and have no overdue recalls. Misuse of library equipment may result in a suspension of equipment borrowing privileges. Misuse includes but is not limited to: damaging equipment, returning equipment in dirty or otherwise poor condition, having extremely overdue equipment, and repeatedly keeping beyond its due date.
Equipment Availability: Equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis. We do not have a reservation system for Pendergrass equipment.
Equipment Usage: Equipment is available for curricular and extra-curricular purposes. Equipment may be used both on and off campus. All patrons are expected to adhere to all UT computing policies. UT Libraries assumes no liability for misuse of borrowed equipment.
Renewals: All equipment may be renewed once. Visit Pendergrass Library or call us at (865)974-7338 to renew your equipment. Equipment cannot be renewed online. Laptops cannot be checked in and checked back out.
Equipment Return: All equipment must be returned to a staff member at the service desk. Pendergrass equipment must be returned to Pendergrass; it cannot be returned at Hodges. Patrons are financially liable for any damage or missing components.
Fines: All equipment accrues an overdue fine of $0.25 per hour. Failure to return equipment in a timely manner will result in collection attempts which may include contacting UTPD to declare the item stolen. Any fine of $5.00 or more results in suspension of library privileges and some other university activities. Fines are payable by credit or debit card, Vol card, or check. Pendergrass Library does not accept cash or replacements for lost or damaged equipment.
Patron Responsibility: By borrowing equipment, patrons accept responsibility for it until it is returned and agree to abide by all UT computing policies. Borrowers are financially liable for any items not returned on time or returned requiring repair or replacement. All fines related to repair and replacement costs will be charged to the person who borrowed the equipment. UT Libraries is not responsible for the loss or damage to personal documents or belongings while the item is loaned or after it is returned.
In summer/early fall 2015, Pendergrass equipment is available for checkout at our temporary location in Brehm Animal Science Computer Lab, Room 243. Hours at the Brehm location:
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Please be aware that we have fewer quantities of items at our temporary service point. See our FAQs page for more information on our relocation, and contact us to inquire about our equipment. We intend to reopen the normal Library location in the Veterinary Medical Center by mid-September 2015.