Student Checkout Equipment

Technology equipment is available to students enrolled in courses. Equipment will check out for 120 days if inventory allows. Items with limited inventory will check out for 7 or 30 days.

How to get equipment

You can check out equipment at the Knowledge Commons desk on Level 2 during open hours. You can call ahead at 801-581-6273 to verify availability.

Alternatively, you can submit a request in advance for home delivery or pickup at the Level 1 Library Information Desk. Requests are filled for available items each weekday morning. 7-day items and some large or heavy items are not eligible for home delivery. Pickup items are held for 7 days. Submit a home delivery or pickup request and you will be notified when the item(s) are ready to ship or be picked up.

Available equipment

Laptops: Mac and Windows laptops are available for 120 days. Please specify which one you need when making a request. iPad Pros check out for 7 days due to limited inventory.

Off-campus internet access: Many Xfinity and Utopia Fiber public wifi hotspots are free to access. For qualified customers, Xfinity Internet Essentials is $9.95 per month, with subsidies available in some cases. Mobile hotspots now check out to students for 7 days.

Other equipment: View our full list of available checkout equipment.


120-day items: Items can be renewed in person or by calling the Knowledge Commons at 801-581-6273. In some cases, we will need to get laptops back for critical updates. Alternatively you can submit an equipment request and specify that it is a renewal.

7-day and 30-day items: Items with limited inventory can be renewed in person or by calling the Knowledge Commons at 801-581-6273 if we have the item in stock. Otherwise, you can submit an equipment request a couple days before the due date and specify that is a renewal. Depending on inventory, we will renew it or add you back to the waiting list. If you do not get a renewal confirmation, return the item by its due date.


How do I install software on a laptop?

Some software can be installed by opening Self Service (Mac) or Software Center (PC). If you are using Software Center off campus, you may need to connect to the VPN first. For other software, submit a request by clicking the "Problem" dock icon (Mac) or "Problem - Suggest" desktop icon (Windows).

Why am I unable to log in to a laptop?

Typically you need to be on campus the first time you log in, using your uNID and password. After the first login, you can take the laptop off campus and use the same credentials to log in again. If you have a Windows computer, you can follow instructions to log in off campus.

Why is an item not checking out for the full 7, 30, or 120 day period?

If you have not enrolled in classes recently, your library account may be scheduled to expire, in which case your loans won't check out past the expiration date. All staff and faculty loans are limited to 24 hours.

How do I return equipment by mail?

You can request a return shipping label online.