LITS Equipment Lending Policy

Library & Information Technology Services (LITS) offers Beloit College students, faculty and staff equipment that can be temporarily checked out for use in the classroom, a college-sponsored event or other college business purpose. A current Beloit College ID is required for check-out. The equipment should be checked-out from and returned to the InfoDesk in Morse Library.

Patrons who need to check-out multimedia equipment or laptops will be required to fill out an Acceptance of Liability form at the beginning of each academic year.

Multimedia (Students, Faculty and Staff)

Multimedia equipment is available to all students, faculty, and staff. A list can be viewed in the Equipment Available for Checkout page and requests for this equipment can be made via the Google Calendar. Standard equipment checkout period is 3 days.  If the equipment is needed for a longer period of time, arrangements should be made with an IT staff member prior to equipment checkout.

  • This equipment should be reserved at least one business day in advance. All requests to borrow equipment over the weekend need to be made before Thursday at 12:00 p.m. in order to assure the equipment will be available.
  • Students desiring to borrow equipment for a club event must have the event registered with the Student Engagement and Leadership Office.
  • Items more than two weeks overdue will be considered “lost”.
  • In the event that equipment is lost or returned in damaged condition, the patron will be charged for the repair or replacement of the item.

Acceptance of Liability

The patron agrees that they are a current Beloit College faculty, staff, or student and that the equipment being borrowed will be used for a college-related purpose. It will be used only by the person borrowing the equipment and will not be sold, rented, lent or given to any other person or group.

The patron agrees to assume full responsibility for the equipment being borrowed.  The patron shall accept all responsibility and liability for any damages caused to the equipment while it is in their possession regardless of how or by whom such damage should occur.  The patron agrees that they shall have the borrowed equipment returned to  IT on the date specified and that failure to do so will result in late fees being assessed. In the event of loss or damage, the patron shall be required to pay for the cost of repair or replacement of all or any part thereof.  The patron understands that notices about the borrowed equipment will be sent to the patron's email address. The patron also agrees to abide by Copyright and Filesharing laws and policies.