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Equipment Loans

The Smith College Libraries lend an assortment of media equipment to current Smith College students, faculty and staff with a valid OneCard. Before some equipment can be borrowed, an annual loan agreement form may need to be completed. Borrowers assume all responsibility for equipment during their loan periods, including replacement or repair costs in the event of theft or damage.

Hours & Pickup Locations

Neilson Library

Laptop chargers, headphones, media players and calculators can be loaned during all open hours.

Laptops and digital media equipment can be loaned during ITS open hours:

Date Time
Wednesday-Thursday, May 10-11 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday, May 12 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, May 13-14 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday-Friday, May 15-19 9 a.m. -  5 p.m.
Saturday, May 20 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 21 CLOSED
Monday-Friday, May 22-26 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 27 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday-Monday, May 28-29 CLOSED
Tuesday-Friday, May 30-June 2 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, June 3-4 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Summer Hours starting June 5:  
Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 12-6 p.m.
Monday, June 19 CLOSED
Monday-Tuesday, July 3-4 CLOSED
Saturday-Sunday, July 8-9 CLOSED

Pick up items at the ground floor Central Service Point. See Neilson Map for service point locations.
Contact: Digital Support online form

Josten Library

Equipment can be loaned during open hours. Pick up items at the main service desk.

Hillyer Library

Equipment can be loaned during open hours. Pick up items at the main service desk.

Circulating Equipment & Locations

Type Location
Mac & PC Laptops Neilson
Wacom Graphics Drawing Tablets Neilson
Apple SuperDrives and Blu-Ray Players Neilson, Josten, Hillyer
1 TB Portable Hard Drives Neilson
Laptop, Phone, and iPad Chargers Neilson, Josten, Hillyer
Adapters Neilson
Type Location

DSLR Cameras and Video Recorders


Lenses and Tripods

Lighting Equipment Neilson
Audio Recorders and Microphones Neilson
Projectors, Projection Screens, and Presentation Remotes Neilson
Webcams, Conference Speakers, and Ring Lights Neilson
Headphones Neilson, Hillyer, & Josten
Smartphone Kits Neilson
Type Location
Calculators Neilson
Misc. Science Equipment Neilson
Type Location
Ukuleles Josten
Tuners Josten

Loan Periods

The standard loan period for digital media equipment and laptops is up to 3 days. Renewals may be approved and depend upon equipment availability. Equipment to be loaned for semester-long coursework is arranged with instructors; once arranged, individual students can check out the equipment at the Central Service Point.

Replacement Cost

In the event that borrowed equipment is not returned or if the returned equipment is damaged, the borrower will be charged the repair fee or replacement cost, which may be assessed proportionately based on the age of the equipment.

Equipment Guidelines

  • Equipment is loaned on a no-cost basis, though fees for losses, damages, and late returns may apply.
  • Equipment should be returned directly to the service point from which it was loaned.
  • Equipment cannot be reserved or renewed by phone. Digital Media equipment may be reservable in advance, depending on inventory. To request, reserve in person at the service point or complete the Digital Support online form.
  • Borrowers can request an extension on their equipment due date by completing the Digital Support online form

Assistance with Equipment

If problems occur with borrowed equipment, please return it and report the problem to the service desk from which the item was loaned. ITS staff are available at the Neilson Library ground floor Central Service Point to answer your question about computer and digital media equipment and policies. To submit questions online, complete the Digital Support online form.

Contact Us

Location Phone Email
Neilson Library 413-585-2910
Hillyer Art Library 413-585-2940
Josten Performing Arts Library 413-585-2930