Technology Borrowing

At UBC Vancouver

Laptop Lending

All borrowers must hold a valid UBC Library card and sign the Laptop Borrower Agreement. Laptop loan periods will vary by UBC Library branch. Enquire at the branch circulation desk for specific loan periods and return times. Laptops are non-renewable and non-requestable.

Laptop computers are available at:

  • Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Information Desk, Level 3
  • Koerner Library at the Circulation Desk, Entrance Level
  • Woodward Library at the Circulation Desk, Entrance Level
  • David Lam Library at the Circulation Desk, Entrance Level

To see up-to-date availability, check the Laptop Computer entry in the UBC library catalogue.

For more information on using the laptops, please see our Laptop Q&A file.

source: http://wiki.ubc.ca/Library:Technology_Borrowing/Laptop_Lending

Other Technology

At the help desk on level 3 of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, we have the following equipment available for loan to UBC students, faculty & staff:

source: http://wiki.ubc.ca/Library:Technology_Borrowing/Other_Technology

Laptop & Device Chargers

Laptop Chargers

  • Check availability
  • 4 hour loan period. Item is due before the Learning Commons closes
  • Universal AV adaptor with 8 connectors
  • LCD screen displays working voltage
  • AC input : 100-240V, 1.8A, 50-60Hz
  • DC output : 5-24V, 6A
  • Fine Rate: $5/hour
Mac Chargers

  • Availability: Check
  • Loan Time: 4 hours
  • Item Information: 85W MagSafe 2, 60W MagSafe, and USB-C power adapters for Apple computers
  • Magsafe 2 adaptor is backwards compatible with 45W and 60W
  • Input 100-240V AC 50-60 Hz
  • Output 20V 4.25A or 16.5V 3.65A
  • Fine Rate: $1/hour
iPhone Chargers

  • Availability: Check
  • Loan Time: 4 hours
  • Item Information: Compatible with iPhone 4/4S and 5/6/7.
  • USB and wall outlet options.
  • Fine Rate: $1/hour
Mac Chargers

  • Availability: Check
  • Loan Time: 4 hours
  • Item Information: 85W MagSafe 2, 60W MagSafe, and USB-C power adapters for Apple computers
  • Magsafe 2 adaptor is backwards compatible with 45W and 60W
  • Input 100-240V AC 50-60 Hz
  • Output 20V 4.25A or 16.5V 3.65A
  • Fine Rate: $1/hour

source: http://wiki.ubc.ca/Learning_Commons:Chapman_Learning_Commons/Equipment/Chargers

Cameras & Camcorders

Camcorders

  • Availability: Check
  • Loan Time: 3 days
  • Item Information: Sony HDR-PJ380 digital HD camcorder and Sony HDR-CX110 mini DVD camcorder
  • HD Camcorder has projector capabilities
  • 16GB and 8GB memory. 8.9 Megapixels
  • USB, HDMI, RCA AV cables available
  • Fine Rate: $5/day
Cannon PowerShot Camera

  • Availability: Check
  • Loan Time: 1 day
  • Item Information: Canon PowerShot SX610 HS.
  • Item contains case, USB cable, and SD card.
  • Fine Rate: $5/day
DSLR

  • Availability: Check
  • Loan Time: 1 day
  • Item Information: DSLR digital Rebel T5i shoots on SD/SDHC/SDXC card, via external media (USB v.2.0 hard drive), Full HD Video. Canon EFS 18-55mm lens.
  • Also contains: camera strap, battery, battery cover, power adapter (2pcs), a carrying case, USB interface cable and a 8GB SD card.
  • Fine Rate: $5/day
GoPro Camera

  • Availability: Check
  • Loan Time: 3 days
  • Item Information: GoPro Hero4 Black. 64GB memory card. USB cable, mounts, and soft bag.
  • Extra mounts available for item check out.

Fine Rate: $5/day

GoPro Mounts

  • Availability: Check
  • Loan Time: 1 day
  • Item Information: Head strap or chest strap connects to GoPro camera, also for loan at CLC. Head and and chest strap must be checked out separately.
  • Fine Rate: $5/day
Ricoh 360° Camera

  • Availability: Check
  • Loan Time: 3 days
  • Item Information: Ricoh Theta shoots in 360°, making spherical images or movies.
  • Also contains: USB interface cable
  • Fine Rate: $5/day
Tripod

  • Availability: Check
  • Loan Time: 1 day
  • Item Information: Compatible with CLC cameras and camcorders
  • Fine Rate: $5/day

source: http://wiki.ubc.ca/Learning_Commons:Chapman_Learning_Commons/Equipment/Audio_and_Film

Adapters & AV Equipment

LCD Projectors

  • Availability: Check
  • Loan Time: 1 day
  • Item Information: EPSON EX51 projector
  • EPSON remote control and VGA cable
  • Fine Rate: $5/day
Mac Display Adapters

  • Check availability
  • 1 day loan period. Item is due before the Learning Commons closes
  • Adaptors available Mini DisplayPort to VGA, Mini DisplayPort to HDMI, Mini HDMI to VGA, HDMI Micro to VGA, USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter, Lightning to VGA Adapter, 30PIN to VGA Adapter.
  • Useful if you are trying to connect a Mac to a projector or display: HDMI represents audio and visual components. VGA only transmits visual material.
  • Fine Rate: $5/day

source: http://wiki.ubc.ca/Learning_Commons:Chapman_Learning_Commons/Equipment/Projectors

Microphones and Recording Equipment

Digital Voice Recorder

  • Check availability
  • Loan Time: 1 day
  • Item Information: Sony Digital Voice Recorder.
  • Fine Rate: $5/day
Lavalier Microphone

  • Availability Check
  • Loan Time: 1 day
  • Item Information: Rode SmartLav Microphone. Provides broadcast-quality audio for a close mic that also connects to a cell phone for easy recording.
  • Also contains: mounting clip, wind shield
  • Fine Rate: $5/day
On-Camera Microphone

  • Availability: Check
  • Loan Time: 1 day
  • Item Information: Rode Videomic
  • Fine Rate: $5/day
USB Microphone

  • Availability: Check
  • Loan Time: 1 day
  • Item Information: Yeti Blue USB Powered Microphone. Item comes with USB cable.
  • Compatible with PC/Mac.
  • Fine Rate: $5/day

source: http://wiki.ubc.ca/Learning_Commons:Chapman_Learning_Commons/Equipment/Microphones_and_Equipment

Electronic Accessories

DJI Osmo Mobile Stabilizer

  • Availability: Check
  • Loan Time: 1 day
  • Item Information: DJI Osmo Mobile Stabilizer films with your phone. Download of DJI mobile app is helpful for usage.
  • Also contains: Charging USB cord
  • Fine Rate: $5/day
Film Scanning Adapters

  • Availability: Check
  • Loan Time: 1 day
  • Item Information: Adapters attach to the scanners in the Learning Commons.
  • You can scan: 35mm Slides, Negatives, 4X5 Inch Film, FilmStrips
  • Fine Rate: $5/day
Mac USB SuperDrive

  • Availability: Check
  • Loan Time: 1 day
  • Item Information: Apple USB SuperDrive. Play and burn CDs and DVDs
  • USB cable.
  • Fine Rate: $5/day
Mini Virtual Reality Glasses

  • Availbility: Check
  • Loan Time: 1 day
  • Item Information: Virtual Reality(VR) glasses clip on to phone. For use with VR apps.
  • Fine Rate: $5/day
Portable Blu-Ray DVD Player

  • Availability: Check
  • Loan Time: 1 day
  • Item Information: Sony Portable Blu-Ray DVD and CD player.
  • Fine Rate: $5/day
Smartphone Tripod Kit

  • Availbility: Check
  • Loan Time: 1 day
  • Item contains: Adjustable mount to hold different phones and mini tripod
  • Fine Rate: $5/day
USB-Powered External DVD Writer

  • Availability: Check
  • Loan Time: 1 day
  • Item Information: Samsung SE 208 8x Slim Portable External USB Writer. Play and burn CDs and DVDs.
  • Item contains USB cable.
  • Fine Rate: $5/day
USB-Powered Mouse

  • Availability: Check
  • Loan Time: 1 day
  • Item Information: USB plugs into terminal for wireless mouse
  • Fine Rate: $5/day
Virtual Reality 3D Headset

  • Availability: Check
  • Loan Time: 1 day
  • Item Information: ReTrak Utopia 360° Virtual Reality Headset
  • Item contains: Headset and bluetooth controller
  • Fine Rate: $5/day
Wireless Presenter

  • Availability: Check
  • Loan Time: 1 day
  • Item Information: Logitech wireless presenter R400.
  • Item contains USB receiver stick.
  • Fine Rate: $5/day

Office Supplies

Rulers

  • Availability: Check
  • Loan Time: 1 day
  • Item Information: Staedtler 562 04SP-12. 30 cm plastic rulers
  • Fine Rate: $1/day
Scissors

  • Availability: Check
  • Loan Time: 1 day
  • Item Information: Large blue scissors.
  • Paper cutter is also available next to the printer in the CLC.
  • Fine Rate: $1/day
Whiteboard Markers

  • Availability: Check
  • Loan Time: 1 day
  • Item Information: 4 markers coloured markers
  • Eraser included
  • Fine Rate: $1/day
Calculators

  • Availability: Check
  • Loan Time: 1 day
  • Item Information: Simple Scientific Calculator. Sharp EL 510R with 11 Digit Display, 160 Functions
  • Simple 20 key calculator also available
  • Fine Rate: $1/day

source: http://wiki.ubc.ca/Learning_Commons:Chapman_Learning_Commons/Equipment/Misc_Supplies

The Canaccord Learning Commons also has equipment for loan to students in the Sauder School of Business. For more information, please visit the myBCom website.

Associated page:

Learning_Commons:Chapman_Learning_Commons/Equipment/Categories

source: http://wiki.ubc.ca/Library:Technology_Borrowing/Canaccord

Arduino Prototyping Platform

Courtesy of the Engineering Physics Department, six Arduino boards are available for 3-day loan to UBC students, faculty & staff. More information is available from the Engineering Physics Project Lab. For up to date availability, please see our holdings information page

  • Woodward Library, Course Reserve area

source: http://wiki.ubc.ca/Library:Technology_Borrowing/Arduino

Kill A Watt Meters

UBC Library has partnered with the Sustainability Office. These devices monitor energy usage of electrical equipment. For more information, see this news article. They are available at:

  • Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
  • Koerner Library
  • Woodward Library

For up to date availability, please see our holdings information page.

source: http://wiki.ubc.ca/Library:Technology_Borrowing/Kill_A_Watt
source: http://wiki.ubc.ca/Library:Technology_Borrowing

Laptop and Netbook Lending

Loan Procedures

  • Laptops may be borrowed at the Library Services Desk. All borrowers must show a valid UBC/Library card and sign the Laptop Borrower Agreement. At the time of signing, they must also present a piece of government-issued photo ID that has their signature.
  • Laptops are available for 24-hour or week-long loans. They are due no later than one hour prior to the Library's closing time. The 24-hour computers may be taken out for the weekend if they are borrowed on Friday or Saturday.
  • All laptops may be used outside the Library and can be signed out overnight.
  • Renewals may be possible depending on availability of other laptops and the absence of other users waiting in turn for this equipment. However, laptops cannot be renewed over the phone. They must be renewed in person at the Library Services Desk with the laptop in hand.
  • Laptops must be returned in person at the Library Services Desk. Users will be required to wait briefly so that library staff can verify that all equipment pieces have been returned.
  • Users must report any laptop malfunctions and/or problems to library staff.

Fines and/or Replacement Charges

  • Overdue fines for the late return of laptops are charged at the rate of $20.00 per hour with a maximum fine of $200.00 and suspension of borrowing privileges.
  • The cost of a damaged or lost laptop and/or laptop accessories may result in replacement costs of up to $2500.00 in addition to any overdue fees incurred.

Availability

Click the appropriate link to check the current availability of the 24-hour laptops or week-long laptops.

Other Technology

The UBC Okanagan Library also lends the following items to students, faculty and staff:

  • Calculators (1-day loans)
  • Cameras (3-day loans)
  • Headphones (1-day loans)
  • Mac adaptors for projector screens (maximum 6-hour loans)
  • Smart Board kits (2-hour loans)
  • White Board kits (2-hour loans; for in-library use)
  • Mac chargers (4-hour loans)
  • Phone chargers (4-hour loans)

source: http://wiki.ubc.ca/Library:Technology_Borrowing/UBC_O
source: http://wiki.ubc.ca/Library:Technology_Borrowing