Equipment checkout

Multimedia equipment are available for checkout by UW Tacoma faculty, staff and students. Expand the sections below to learn more. You will need to show your current Husky Card to use these resources.

For more information, contact Media Services at 253-692-4419 or email tacmedia@uw.edu.

Multimedia equipment available for checkout

Students, faculty and staff may checkout multimedia equipment on a first-come, first-served basis from the IT Helpdesk in Walsh Gardner 108. There are no reservations. A current, valid UW Tacoma ID card is required. Equipment may be used for a one-week period.

Media Equipment Checkout Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 9pm
Friday: 8am - 3pm
Weekends: Closed

Available equipment varies depending on your campus role:

The following equipment types are available for student checkout at the IT Helpdesk in Walsh Gardner 108.

  • Audio recorders – digital, micro or cassette
  • Boomboxes
  • Data projectors
  • Digital cameras
  • Headphones
  • Laser pointers
  • Lighting kits
  • Microphones
  • Slide projectors
  • Speakers
  • Transcribers - micro or cassette
  • Tripods
  • Video cameras – digital hard drive, Mini-DV or VHS

Appropriate use

You agree to assume full responsibility for the proper care of this equipment and agree to be held accountable for costs due to neglect, mishandling, theft, loss or damage caused, and further agree to be responsible for its full replacement costs. Disregard for the return of equipment by the Required Return Date will result in, but not limited to, the loss of use privileges for 30 calendar days from the Actual Return Date, a hold placed on student records and registration, and monetary responsibility for equipment and/or administration fees. You understand and agree to abide by all rules pertaining to the checkout of this equipment.

The following equipment types are available for faculty and staff checkout at the IT Helpdesk in Walsh Gardner 108.  Additional equipment can be requested by contacting Media Services in Walsh Gardner 116.

  • Audio recorders – digital, micro or cassette
  • Boomboxes
  • Data projectors
  • Digital cameras
  • DVD players
  • Headphones
  • Laptops
  • Laser pointers
  • Slide projectors
  • Speakers
  • Transcribers - micro or cassette
  • Tripods
  • VCRs
  • Video cameras – VHS

Appropriate use

Faculty and staff of the University of Washington may use University-owned equipment in the performance of University duties. Equipment may not be used by faculty and staff for personal use (see University Handbook, Volume IV, Part V, Chapter 5, Section 2.A.6). Classroom use has first priority on all equipment. Laptops must be returned to Media Services in good condition with all personal software and files removed. Media Services does not accept responsibility for data/files left on the laptop after it has been returned.

Laptop computers available for checkout

Students may check out wireless laptop computers on a first-come, first-served basis from the following locations:

Walsh Gardner 108 computer lab

Laptops checked out from WG 108 are typically due two days after checkout. Visit the equipment checkout system for available inventory, weekend and holiday schedule variations, and policies. Use the customer login to see due dates of anything you currently have checked out, as well as your complete checkout history.

UW Tacoma Library

Laptops are available for check-out at the library circulation desk. These laptops must be returned the same day before the library closes. Learn more about library technology.

Faculty and staff may check out laptop computers from the Media Services office in Walsh Gardner 108. Checkout period is one week. Laptops are available on a first-come, first-served basis.