University of Oregon

Equipment Checkout Policies

Who may borrow equipment

The UO Libraries Center for Media and Educational Technologies (CMET) lends equipment and provides services to UO faculty, staff and students for purposes directly related to University of Oregon courses. There is no charge to borrow equipment for these purposes.

CMET does not provide equipment for non-instructional use. "Non-instructional" is defined as events that are not CRN classes, or are not directly related to a CRN class. These requests should be submitted to UO Scheduling & Event Services (541-346-6000 or

Equipment list

Equipment Reservation Request Form

Loan Periods for Equipment

PLEASE NOTE:  Laptop loans for students are no longer available from the CMET Main desk or Knight Library Learning Commons. A limited pool of laptops is available in the Science Library.


Most CMET items have 24 hour loan or weekend Checkout capability:  * items do not.  CMET equipment may be checked out by faculty, staff and students at the CMET desk. Data Projectors, Document Cameras and video players will be delivered to classes if requested by the instructor.

  • Data Projectors*
  • Document cameras*
  • DVD & Blu-Ray players
  • Digital still cameras
  • Digital video cameras
  • GoPro Hero3+ cameras
  • Tripods
  • Portable speakers
  • USB microphones
  • Wireless Microphones
  • Wired Microphones
  • Digital voice recorders
  • Slide projectors
  • Screens
  • Computer adapters


Borrowers' Responsibilities

  • Reservations for items not picked up within one hour of the scheduled pick-up time are subject to cancellation. 
  • No one may use another person's I.D. or library card to check out materials.
  • It is the responsibility of the borrower to note the time or date that the material is due.
  • Borrowers are responsible for the security and prompt return of material and equipment checked out in their names.

Overdue Fines

  • Overdue fines are charged to encourage prompt returns and to ensure access to the collections for other borrowers.
  • Overdue fines are charged per item.
  • Late fines for most equipment are: $0.75 per hour. 
  • Any borrower who fails to return library material in a timely manner or returns it in damaged condition will be charged lost item fees or repair charges, any accrued fines, plus a $15.00 service charge per item. Patrons may also be billed rental charges above and beyond the overdue charges for materials not returned by the due time given at check-out.


Renewals of equipment may only be done in person, with the equipment present.

Created by sdehart on Jun 18, 2012 Last updated Jul 8, 2015
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