Accessing the Program
Equipment Loan Program Resource Guide
Digital Media Service has compiled the following Resource Guide to detail the full policies and procedures of the Equipment Loan Program. This Guide also contains an introduction to the Loan Program and instructions on accessing and utilizing the Reservation System:
- Digital Media Services Resource Guide - Spring 2014 (Version 2.0.1 - January 11, 2014)
2.1. ACCESSING THE PROGRAM
To reserve, borrow and/or return equipment, a client must present a valid Loyola University Chicago (LUC) ID card. Supplemental identification may be requested by a member of the Digital Media Services team to verify their account.
Additionally, clients must either be:
- A student currently enrolled and attending classes during the current academic term, quarter or semester, and paying a Technology Fee; or
- A faculty or staff member checking out equipment in order to support University business.
LUC Alumni, Friends of the Library, Reciprocal Borrowers and Information Commons Community Access Members do not have access to the ELP.
2.1.1. LIMITS TO ACCESSING THE PROGRAM
The following conditions may limit a client’s access to the Equipment Loan Program and other checkout locations at Loyola University Chicago:
126.96.36.199. LOSS OR DAMAGE OF EQUIPMENT
Loss or damage of equipment while on loan and/or returning equipment late may result in being blocked from reserving or checking out equipment from DMS.
Additional conditions for this policy are related to a client’s status at the University:
- If equipment is returned late, the student will receive a warning, in addition to any associated fine.
- On a second late return within a three month rolling window, the student will receive a final warning, in addition to any associated fine.
- On the third late return of equipment within a three month rolling window, the student will be blocked from the ELP for a period of one month.
Faculty & Staff
- If equipment is returned late, the faculty/staff member will receive a warning, in addition to any associated fine.
- On the second late return of equipment within a three month rolling window, the faculty/staff member will be blocked from the ELP for a period of one month.
188.8.131.52. OUTSTANDING FINES FROM INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
Any client with fines due to Digital Media Services (DMS), Instructional Technology and Research Support (ITRS) or Information Technology Services (ITS) will not be permitted to participate in any of the Equipment Loan Programs, including making future reservations, sponsored by Information Technology Services. Clients will be permitted to participate once their fines are paid in full and/or any existing blocks or holds have expired.
Any client in the process of an appeal request will be unable to checkout equipment until the appeal process has completed. All appears are generally reviewed within three (3) business days.
184.108.40.206. OUTSTANDING FINES WITH THE UNIVERSITY
Similar to course registration blocks, the Office of the Bursar may also request that access to the Loan Program is restricted for clients with outstanding balances due to the University.
220.127.116.11. HEALTH SCIENCES DIVISION FACULTY AND STAFF
Health Sciences Division employees do have access to the Loan Program; however, they will need to visit the Lake Shore or Water Tower Campus Card Office to pick up a Loyola University Chicago ID card in order to access the Loan Program.
18.104.22.168. REPLACEMENT ID CARD CREATED WITHIN 24 HOURS OF LOAN REQUEST
When a client purchases a replacement ID card from the Campus Card Office, it can take up twenty four (24) hours before their card information is updated in our system. If the card does not function to access the Loan Program, please ask an Advisor to search by a client’s name and provide the ID card to the Advisor for verification.
22.214.171.124. TECHNOLOGY FEE NOT PAID IN THE CURRENT SEMESTER
The Equipment Loan Program is only available to a student currently enrolled and attending classes during the current academic term, quarter or semester; or a faculty or staff member checking out equipment in order to support University business.
For students that do not pay a Technology Fee during a semester access to the Loan Program and equipment will not be available. As an example, a graduate student in the dissertation writing process not enrolled in courses, aside from writing or supervision, may not necessarily pay a Technology Fee and as a result would not have access to the Loan Program.
2.1.2. COSTS TO ACCESS THE PROGRAM
The Equipment Loan Program is a service covered by the Student Technology Fee paid upon enrollment in courses at Loyola University Chicago. There are no additional charges or costs associated with using the program. Fines may; however, be assessed when equipment is returned late, is damaged or equipment is not returned due to loss or theft.