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How to return checked out equipment

Technology equipment including laptops, chargers, mobile hotspots, webcams, and tablets was loaned out to faculty, staff and students as part of the University’s transition to remote learning in response to COVID-19. There were three primary locations where devices were checked out: the Thomas G. Carpenter Library, the Center for Instruction and Research Technology (CIRT) and the ITS Help Desk. All equipment checked out will be returned to the Library during a scheduled return time.


At this time, all due dates for materials and equipment loaned from the Thomas G. Carpenter Library, the ITS Help Desk, and CIRT have been extended and no fines or holds will be imposed. We will communicate the new due date directly to anyone with checked out equipment.


We request that any technology devices or peripherals not needed to complete remote instruction and/or coursework be returned at this time.


If you are able to return a technology device (laptop, chargers, webcams, hotspots, etc.), please use the following process:

Step 1

You may return equipment to the Thomas G. Carpenter Library during their hours of operation.


We will only accept returns during established return windows. We will not accept returns outside of set return windows. To avoid damage and possible fees, please do not attempt to return technology items in book drops.

Step 2

Make a copy of any data you have on a checked out laptop before you return it. You will not be able to recover the data after you return it.

Step 3

You will be required to fill out a form with your full name, N#, and phone number. A plastic bag will be provided for the equipment you are returning and the form to be placed into.

Once you have sealed the equipment in the bag, you will give it back to the staff member at the Information Desk.

At this point, your equipment return is complete.

Step 4

We will store the equipment you returned in a quarantine location for a minimum of 96 hours before we sanitize it following established guidance from hardware vendors such as Apple, Dell, and Microsoft. During this time, no returned equipment will be accessible.