Equipment Available in the Library

The library has a variety of computer equipment available for checkout from the Service Desk on the first level of the library. Equipment includes Mac and PC laptop computers, iPads and Kindles. Items are available for checkout during normal library hours.

Always Return Equipment to a Staff Member or Student Manager

Equipment should always be returned to a student manager or library staff member and should not just be left on the counter when returned.


Equipment checkout is limited to current Macalester faculty, staff and students. To borrow equipment from the library you must have a current valid Macalester ID and not have outstanding library charges.


Regular loan periods for laptops is 3 hours to students and 3 days to faculty/staff. The loan period for iPads is 3 days. The loan period for kindles is 7 days. Exceptions to these loan periods must be approved by a library staff member.


Late fees for equipment returned after the due date/time are up to $10 per quarter hour. The person who checked out equipment is solely responsible for any loss or damage to the equipment until it is returned to a library lab staff member. Charges will be assessed for damaged/non-returned equipment.

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