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Policies, procedures, and item availability for Hodges Library Equipment Checkout


The Public Services Equipment Desk in the South Commons of the John C. Hodges Library has a variety of equipment available for UT students from laptops & scanners to digital audio recorders & camcorders and everything in between. Most of the Commons Equipment is purchased using Student Technology Fees which allows only students of the University to check out these items.

We provide equipment to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville students in order to assist in the advancement of their technological knowledge and awareness as well as the betterment of their educational experience.  Our goal is to make sure the students at UT are provided with some of the most effective equipment available to our department, in order to assist the students with proficiency and excellence in classes which require the usage of equipment we circulate.  

Bring your UT ID to the Equipment Desk in the Commons South at Hodges Library to checkout equipment.

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Fines and Policies

Please note that all of our items have a limited borrowing period so that equipment may be available to other students, and that failure to return equipment in a timely manner may result in suspension of your Equipment borrowing privileges.

Limitations: Patrons may only check out one of each item (one camera, one laptop, one tripod, etc.) at a time. Equipment is first-come, first-serve and cannot be put on hold or reserved ahead of time.

Fees: Most late equipment (All 6-hour equipment and some 3-day equipment, i.e. tripods, microphones, etc.) accrues a fee of $0.25 per hour with the exception of cameras, digital recorders, and lighting kits that have a $20.00 late fee.

Renewals: 3-day equipment may not be renewed. 6-hour equipment may be renewed only if the equipment desk has at least one more of that item available. Patrons must physically bring their items to the desk (along with a valid photo ID) to renew them.