Equipment--Digital Scholarship Lab: Policies

DSL Policies: The Basics

 Digital Scholarship Lab Basics


  •  Equipment lending services are available in the Digital Scholarship Lab M-Th 7:45 a.m.-11:30 p.m., F 7:45 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday, and Sunday 10 a.m.-10p.m.
  •  To use the studio room, please reserve through the online form: Check-in at the Media/Reserves desk at the beginning of your reservation.
  • Assistance is available by requesting a one-on-one consultation via the online consultation form.
  • Laptops, chargers, and supplemental cables may be checked out for 4 hours, iPads may be checked out for 1 day or 1 week, other equipment can be checked out for 3 days. Equipment may be checked out only after signing the circulation agreement form.
  • Laptops may be renewed only if there are at least three laptops available.
  • iPads may be renewed only if there are at least three copies, and the same iPad can not be checked out.
  • Check equipment availability by viewing the catalog record. Studio equipment may not be scheduled in advance.
  • Users are responsible for all materials loaned to them. Overdue, lost or broken items will incur fees at the rate of $1 an hour for hourly items and $2 a day for daily loans.
  • Consultations are meant to teach essential skills for projects, not to accomplish projects for or in place of a patron’s efforts.

For more information, please stop by the Digital Media/Reserves Desk or call (414) 288-7253 or review our full policy document.

Equipment Lending Policies

Digital Media Circulation Policies

  • Current students and staff may borrow digital media equipment that has signed the Circulation Policies form.  Alumni may check out limited items.
  • Students must have a valid MUID.
  • Users are responsible for all material, lost or broken items will incur fees at the rate of $1 an hour for hourly equipment and $2 a day for day-long loans.
  • Users are responsible for reporting stolen library items to the police as well as to the libraries.
  • Users must respond promptly to all notices and notify the staff if there are any discrepancies.
  • Users must return items to staff at the Digital Scholarship Lab during regularly staffed hours.
  • For their protection, users are asked remain at the Digital Scholarship Lab desk until all loaned items have been fully checked-in.

Equipment Loan Periods

Checkout lengths:

4 Hour

  • Android Chargers
  • iPad/iPhone Chargers
  • MacBook Chargers
  • HDMI cables
  • Display adaptors

6 Hour

  • PC
  • Macbook

1 Day 

  • Headphones

3 Day

  • Video Camera
  • Tripod
  • GoPro
  • Digital Camera
  • Audio recorder
  • Mic Kit