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Media and Technical Services

Check Out Technology

Circulating technology can be used on campus or taken home by HT students, faculty, staff, and administrators. These items cannot be reserved online. Please contact the Media and Technical Services Office at 512.505.3078 or library@htu.edu to reserve a device or ask about availability.

How to Check Out Technology: Bring your HT ID card to the Circulation Desk or Room 103. A librarian will scan your card and the device’s bar code. Check your htu.edu inbox for a confirmation email and due date reminders. See our Technology Lending Policies page for more about due dates and circulation periods. Please return the device to the location where you checked it out! You do not need your ID card to return an item.

Responsibilities: Borrowers are responsible for the items they check out. They must keep these items safe and in working order. Items must be returned on time (as per our Technology Lending Policies), and with all included components. Damaged or partial items may be considered nonreturnable and the user may be fined the replacement cost of the device.

Cleaning Procedures: All returned devices will be cleaned with a 70% alcohol solution and quarantined for 48 hours before they can be checked out again. This will ensure the general cleanliness of the device and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Items being renewed by the same user do not have to be cleaned, but cleaning will be offered as a courtesy between checkouts.

 

Computers and Tablets
 
A dark grey Chromebook laptop, half open, available to students. Student Chromebooks

Circulation Desk

Students may check out 1 Chromebook for 1 week at a time. A Gmail account is required for login, or users may browse as “Guest”. Chromebooks do not have Microsoft Office and work entirely within Google Suite.

Multiple devices available.

Includes 1 charger.

   
Two grey 2-in-1 Chromebook laptops, one open in laptop configuration and one open in tablet configuration, available to faculty and staff. 2-in-1 Chromebooks

Room 103

Faculty and staff may check out 2-in-1 Chromebooks. A Gmail account is required for login, or users may browse as “Guest”. 2-in-1 Chromebooks work as laptops or as tablets, and are touchscreens. They do not have Microsoft Office and work entirely within Google Suite.

Multiple devices available.

Includes 1 charger.

   
A grey Dell laptop, open to the desktop, available to faculty and staff. Laptops

Room 103

Dell Latitude 5590s are available to faculty and staff for use on campus and away. These laptops include Microsoft Office 365. Login data provided on checkout. Apps and files may be downloaded. All user data will be erased upon return.

Multiple devices available.

Includes 1 charger. Wireless mouse available (see below).

   
A white iPad 2, active on the home screen, available to students, faculty, and staff. iPads

Room 103

Classic but functional iPad 2s can be used for mobile data collection, check-ins, or game play. Available to students, faculty, and staff. No login. Apps may be downloaded when compatible with iPad 2. User data will be erased upon return.

13 devices available.

Includes charger kit and protective case.

Presentation and Audiovisual
 
A black portable speaker system with blue remote and black wireless microphone, available to students, faculty, and staff. Public Address Speaker System

Room 103

This portable speaker system works on battery power or can be plugged in for indoor or outdoor events. Use this to address a crowd or plug in to a computer via USB cord to play music for an event.

1 device available.

Includes carrying bag, wireless microphone, remote, charging cord, and user manual.

   
A black plug-in computer microphone with black desktop base, available to students, faculty, and staff. USB Microphones

Room 103

Simple plug-and-play microphones connect to computers and laptops via USB cord to improve your video and voice call quality. Instant setup, no download necessary. Works with PC and Apple devices. Adjustable volume.

5 devices available.

   
A wireless computer mouse, in grey, available to students, faculty, and staff. Wireless Mice

Room 103

USB-connected wireless mice plug into most laptops and desktops. Instant setup, no download necessary.

5 devices available.

Includes 1 AA battery and USB port.

   
A silver portable projector, lens facing viewer, available to students, faculty, and staff. Projectors

Room 103

Small, lightweight projectors connect to any computer or laptop to produce a clear picture on a wall or screen (see below). Must be connected to a AC outlet – does not run on battery. Easy to set up.

Includes storage box, setup instructions, remote, power cord, and USB-C cord.

2 devices available.

   
An open and set-up projector screen, with nothing displayed on the white canvas, standing on a tripod. This item is available to students, faculty, and staff. Projector Screens

Room 103

Large projector screens create surfaces anywhere. Widescreen rolls up within frame for easy deployment and storage. Frame supports screen and maintains tension for an unrumpled surface. Extends up to 50″. Heavy – use handles to lift. Not a whiteboard: do not write on the screen.

4 devices available.

   
A green and black handheld camcorder, lenses facing to the right, available to students, faculty, and staff. Camcorders

Room 103

Pocket-sized and rugged camcorder fits in a hand but goes anywhere. Records hours of HD video footage to microSD card. Weather- and water-resistant, but should not be submerged. Associated app may be downloaded.

3 devices available.

Includes storage box, battery, battery charger, USB cord, microSD card, AC adapter, setup CD, steady grip with camera mount, wrist strap, and lens protector.

   
A compact silver handheld camera for taking still images, lens facing the viewer, available to students, faculty, and staff. Digital Cameras

Room 103

Basic digital camera is pocket-sized and lightweight, with wrist strap. 8x optical zoom lens interacts with multiple menu settings to capture the perfect photo. Limited video capacity. No in-device editing functions. Photos stored on SD card.

3 devices available.

Includes battery, battery charger, and SD card.

 
A silver digital voice recorder, turned on, with screen and controls facing the viewer, available to students, faculty, and staff. Voice Recorders

Room 103

Handheld recorders capture interviews, speeches, and other audio for later review and editing. Easy to use and battery-powered. Outlets for microphone and headphones. Built-in USB toggles out for easy downloading of tracks to your computer or laptop.

3 devices available.

Includes microSD card and 2 AAA batteries.

Miscellaneous and Additional
 
A pair of black headphones with wires trailing, available to students, faculty, and staff at the circulation desk for library use only. Headphones

Circulation Desk

Available to students for use in the library. Check out at the circulation desk to listen to music or watch a movie without disturbing your neighbors. Not compatible with USB-C devices.

Multiple devices available.

   
Yellow graphing calculator available for checkout at the circulation desk. TI-84 Graphing Calculators

Circulation Desk

Available to students for math homework, study assistance, and reference to textbooks. Check out at the circulation desk.

4 devices available.

   
A grey handheld device with QWERTY keyboard and Promethean flame logo, available to faculty. Promethean Quizzers

Room 103

Handheld devices for classrooms receive quiz questions set by instructor, allow students to answer individually. Great for voting, feedback, and within-lecture pop quizzes. Transmit questions to devices from computer using included ActiveHub USB device.

24 devices available.

Includes ActiveHub transmitter, ActiveHub base, and USB extension cable (6′). Carrying case optional.

 
A coiled black HDMI cable in a circle with both ports trailing, available to students, faculty, and staff. Connector Cables, Various

Room 103

Connect devices of all kinds to share, present, and communicate.

Available cables:

  • HDMI cable (15′)
  • DisplayPort/20 pin to VGA/15 pin (6′)
  • VGA-to-VGA (5.5′)
  • Audio/Video 3-wire and 4-wire (various)

For phone/tablet chargers and USB data transfer cables, ask at the Circulation Desk.

 
A silver tripod easel suitable for displaying a poster or artwork, available to students, faculty, and staff. Easels and Tripods

Room 103

Display artwork, frames, posters, and other media on any tabletop or surface. Simple metal easel folds flat for compact storage. Useful for presentations, events, and poster sessions.

Multiple devices, sizes, and configurations available.

 

 

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