Equipment & Laptop Checkout

Media equipment and laptop computers are available for students only.

Personal use and university-owned computers can be purchased through Tech CYte. Faculty and Staff should contact the Solution Center to obtain media equipment or laptop computers.

Available Equipment

Laptop ComputersApple and Dell
Video EquipmentDigital video cameras, LCD video projectors, and USB remotes
Digital Cameras & AccessoriesDigital SLR cameras, lenses, flashes, tripods, and microphones
PA SystemsPA systems, Microphones (wireless and wired)
AudioRecording devices, headphones

Reserving Equipment

To reserve equipment (except PA systems and accessories):

Visit the Online Booking System

To reserve PA systems and accessories:

Call Equipment Checkout at 515-294-6789.

Checking Out Equipment

  • Media equipment may be checked-out for up to five working days.
  • An ISUCard is required to check out laptops and equipment.
  • Laptop checkout is available in the Tech Lending Room in 117 Parks Library
  • Other non-laptop equipment checkout is available at Equipment Checkout in 91 Durham.

Media equipment is loaned at the user’s risk. Iowa State IT does not guarantee results and assumes no liability of any kind for video or audio tapes, 35mm film, or processing costs, nor is Iowa State IT responsible for batteries, film, slides, video or audio tapes, or personal property left inside equipment or cases.


Media equipment (partially funded by Student Government) and laptop computers (funded by the Computation Advisory Committee (CAC)) are available for students, currently enrolled at Iowa State University, to borrow at no charge if returned on time.

There is no grace period for equipment that is returned late. Late fees, ranging from $50 to $200, are assessed for equipment returned past the due date.