Libraries

Equipment Lending

Available Equipment

Laptops, calculators, and headphones are available as part of the UCBA Reserve collection at the Information Desk for check-out by UCBA students only.

Faculty and staff requiring the use of equipment should contact UCBA IT at 513-745-8308 or netsupport@ucblueash.edu.

36 laptops (31 Dells and 5 MACs) with Internet access and MS Office 2013 are available for check-out. Laptops can be obtained at the Information Desk with a valid photo ID (UC ID or Driver's License); laptops cannot be reserved in advance and are only available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Borrowers must agree to and sign a UCBA Library Equipment Borrower's Agreement stating the borrower is responsible for the cost of any damages while in their custody, up to the replacement cost of the laptop.

  • A newly signed agreement is required for each academic year.
  • The agreement must be initialed at each check-out during the same academic year.

Laptops can only be checked out by current UCBA College students in good standing with the UCBA Library (i.e. no outstanding UCBA reserve items). Only one laptop may be checked out per patron account

  • Laptops and the associated accessories have a 4-hour loan period.
  • One 4-hour renewal is allowed if demand is low.
  • Laptops are for ON CAMPUS USE ONLY.
  • Laptops and the associated accessories have a overnight loan period. Laptops are due in the UCBA Library the next business day before the library closes.
  • One overnight loan renewal is allowed if demand is low.

Calculators are available as part of the UCBA Reserve collection at the Information Desk. Graphing, Scientific, and basic 4-Function calculators are available.

  • Calculators have a 4-hour loan period.
  • One 4-hour renewal is allowed if demand is low.
  • Only one calculator may be checked out per patron account.
  • Calculators are for student ON CAMPUS USE ONLY.

Headphones are available as part of the UCBA Reserve collection at the Information Desk. In addition, there are two sets of splitters available to permit two listeners at one station.

  • Headphones have a 4-hour loan period.
  • One 4-hour renewal is allowed if demand is low.
  • Only one headphone may be checked out per patron account.
  • Headphones are for student ON CAMPUS USE ONLY.

Borrowing Policies

Please be sure to check your item and time due slip to ensure Equipment Reserve items are returned on time and in good condition.

  • Failure to return the equipment at the agreed upon time adversely affects pending loans by other students, faculty, and staff and will result in owing a fine of $1/hour, $8/day, and $50/2 days, the replacement fee for the equipment, a Service Block on the UCBA student's account, and possible forfeiture of the privilege to borrow in the future.
  • Equipment left unattended or removed from campus will result in having UCBA Library Reserve equipment borrowing privileges suspended at a minimum for the remainder of the current academic semester.
  • The Library reserves the right to suspend service to anyone who abuses equipment or is repeatedly late in returning laptops.

Library Reserve Equipment items considered "excessively overdue" are one or more days late. Please refer to the Excessive Overdue Reserve policy for more information.