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Technology Services

Borrowing Policies for All Equipment

Location: Technology Services Desk, 1st floor
Loan Period: Four hours to MTSU students only. Items may be taken out of the library but must be returned to the Technology Services desk 30 minutes before the Library closes.
Renewals: Renewal may be available if there is not a waiting list for items. Items must be renewed in person.
Overdue Fines: Overdue fines are $1.00/hour. The maximum overdue charge is $27.00 for all items except laptops. Laptop fines will continue to accrue until it is returned. A $20.00 processing fee will be charged for laptops kept overnight. A $5.00 processing fee will be added to other equipment kept overnight. All equipment must be returned 30 minutes before the library closes. A $5.00 fee will be charged for laptops and adapters and $2.50 fee will be charged for other items not returned 30 minutes before the library closes. Borrowers are responsible for the replacement cost of lost or damaged equipment.


Microsoft Office is installed on all of the laptops. Documents should be e-mailed to the student's account or saved to a USB flash drive frequently.  There is a small amount of storage on the laptop's hard drive.  However, all documents are deleted after the laptop is returned to the Technology Services desk.

Upon checkout, the patron signs a form assuming financial responsibility for the laptop and its condition upon return to the desk. Any borrower who fails to return a laptop to the desk will be denied laptop borrowing privileges in the future. See borrowing policies on this page. 

TI-83 Graphing Calculators

TI-83 Calculators are available for checkout for 4 hours by currently enrolled students. See additional policies at the top of the page.

Ethernet Cables for Laptops

 Ethernet ports are located in all study areas throughout the library. 

Mouse Devices

USB-wired mouse devices may be checked out from the Technology Services desk for use with library laptops or personal laptops. 

SD Card Reader

Also available for checkout in Makerspace. See checkout policies on this page.

Pen Tablets

Available for use in the Makerspace.

External Optical Drives (CD/DVD)

Tech Services has DVD Writers (external optical drives) for use.