Borrow Equipment

Due to COVID-19, The Desk @ Langsam will be unable to circulate equipment during Fall 2020. IT@UC is providing access to students in need of laptops through their NEXT Apprenticeship Program.

We understand how this might impact some users, but we have to ensure your and our safety first. Library users are encouraged to keep any equipment they have already checked out from Langsam Library. Due dates have been extended to February 15, 2021. Fines will not be incurred or collected for items after March 1, 2020. 

If you wish to return equipment to The Desk @ Langsam Library, you may begin doing so on Monday, August 24, 2020.  We will accept returns by appointment, Monday through Friday between the hours of 10am-4pm. Please call 513-556-1424 or email Ben Kline to arrange for the drop off. 

We are engaged in planning for a resumption laptop lending in November 2020, which would enable students to borrow laptop through the end of the Spring 2021 semester. 



Students and faculty can learn more about what technology is available, and how to use it, at the Equipment and Technology guide.

The guide features photos, instructional videos and detailed information about accessories and compatibility.


The Desk @ Langsam loans multimedia equipment and technology solely for use by UC students and faculty in direct support of instruction and completion of course assignments.

This technolgoy is funded largely by Information Technology and Instructional Equipment (ITIE) fees which students pay. These funds are restricted to use that promotes "direct and primary benefit to student learning."

The equipment is not intended for personal use or extra-curricular activities. Users discovered using the equipment for inappropriate purposes could face suspension of borrowing privileges.

UC staff members who are currently enrolled in UC courses that require equipment in the completion of coursework may also borrow this equipment.

The Desk @ Langsam does not allow any patron to borrow on another patron's account, with the exception of faculty designates as specified in Circulation section. The patron on whose account equipment is reserved and/or is being charged must be present at the Desk to both check out the equipment and sign the borrower's agreement. The patron who signed the borrower's agreement is responsible for returning this equipment in person.


How and Where to Check Out Equipment

Equipment and technology can be reserved in person at The Desk @ Langsam, or over the phone at (513) 556-1424. Patrons must pick up or return equipment at least one hour before the library closes.

Who can Borrow

Patrons listed below may borrow equipment for up to five days and renew for an additional five days, provided there are no additional reservations on the items. Many items are in high demand so patrons should limit the length of their loan periods whenever possible out of courtesy to other users.

Laptops, data projectors, speakers, video cameras and digital still cameras are limited to one per person.

Multimedia Equipment Privileges by Patron Type
Patron Type Max Number of Equipment Items Max Loan Period Renewals* Fines
UC Student 6 5 days 1 $10 per day on each overdue item
UC teaching faculty 6 5 days 1 $10 per day on each overdue item
UC staff taking a class at UC** 6 5 days 1 $10 per day on each overdue item

* Renewals can provide up to an additional five days, depending on subsequent reservations on the euipment being renewed.
** UC staff members takaing a class at UC, and who wish to borrow multimendia equipment must submit a prinout of their One Stop registration to the Desk@Langsam.  This printout will be kept on file for one semester, with a note added to the patron record in our catalog to ensure privileges.