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Policies & FAQ

Our equipment offerings are vast and varied. We have simple gear for simple projects, and professional gear for true (and aspiring) professionals.

Media Equipment Checkout/Reservations

  1. You must have a valid Georgetown GoCard to borrow equipment.
  2. Media equipment can be requested via the equipment reservation system.
  3. Reservations must be made at least 48 hrs in advance.
  4. In-person checkouts are available only for patrons who can enter the library.
  5. The pickup location is on the 3rd floor of Lauinger Library,  Monday through Friday, from 1pm to 5pm.
  6. Most equipment can be checked out for up to 72 hours, while Chromebooks and iPads are available for up to 1 week.
  7. Please be on time to pick up your gear, or call to let us know you will be late. Your reservation will be canceled if you are more than 30 minutes late.
  8. What you check out is a public device. You are responsible for clearing any data on the device and logging off of any personal accounts before returning it. The device will remain charged out to any patron who does not log out of their personal account when a device is returned.
  9. Each type of item may be checked out a maximum of 28 days per semester, or the equivalent of 9 72-hour checkouts.
  10. Students may check out a max of 2 cameras, and 20 items in total, at a time.


Borrowers may renew an item, twice, depending upon availability. Each renewal can last up to an additional 72 hours.


Late fines for equipment is $5 per hour. Bring your equipment back on time! See detailed fine information under the library's borrowing policies.

Borrowers will be assessed replacement charges for lost or broken items, and for equipment more than one week overdue. A $30 processing fee will be assessed in addition to the replacement costs and any overdue fines. Charges will be added to the student's account through the Bursar's office.

Borrowing privileges may be revoked if a user accrues fines in excess of $100, shows a history of returning items late, or disregards library policies.

Covid-19 Information

Everyone who enters the library must show a Green building access badge on the GU 360 app to the security guard at the front entrance of the library.


How can I check out equipment for more than the default time?

  • If you need equipment for longer than 72 hours, please ask for an extended loan by completing this form at least one-week in advance of the intended checkout time.

How can I get help with equipment?

  • We highly recommend that you learn how to use the equipment before checking it out and training is mandatory for some items. Please schedule a one-on-one consultation for hands-on guidance.

More questions?

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