RULA DME Technology Equipment Lending Policy

All users are expected to abide by the University’s Computer Use Policy, and the Library Code of Conduct.

Liability

  • The user accepts and assumes any and all financial responsibility for the cost of repair or replacement in the event of loss due to theft, damage, negligence or misuse. Charges for missing parts will be levied. Suspension of borrowing privileges will also apply.
  • Borrowing privileges will be suspended if the equipment is not returned or repeatedly returned late.
  • A repair fee will be assessed and  levied for damaged items or parts.
  • Any equipment malfunctions or damages should be reported immediately to the staff.

Eligibility

  • All Ryerson University currently enrolled students, both part-time and full-time, Faculty, Staff, and Continuing Education students with a valid library card may borrow the equipment.  Users must also be in good standing with the Library, i.e. no outstanding fines or liabilities over $20.
  • Students, Faculty, and Staff with a Ryerson OneCard will be asked to verify their identity with a piece of government-issued photo ID with their name and address, e.g., driver’s license, OR, a utility bill, e.g. phone bill, with their library card.
  • Continuing Education students without a Ryerson OneCard will be asked to verify their identity with a piece of government-issued photo ID with their name and address, e.g., driver’s license, AND/OR a utility bill, e.g., phone bill, with their library card. In addition, proof of their student status will be required, e.g., fees statement, enrollment form.

Equipment Loan Agreement Form

First-time user will be required to read and sign a “DME Technology Equipment Lending Agreement Form”

Loan Period

The loan period is 24 hours (One day loan).

Limits

The equipment is available for loan on a first-come, first-serve basis. Eligible patron can borrow one item at a time.

Advance Booking/Hold

Advance Bookings or holds are not available.

Renewal

When the item is returned at the end of the loan period, the patron may renew the same item one time (maximum limit), if there are no one else requesting the item.

Fines/Replacement/Damage Fines

Overdue fine for each item is $10 per hour.  Always check the receipt for due date/time.  Please see the Summary Chart below for the replacement charge of each item. A processing fee of $10 will also be levied.  The user assumes full financial responsibility. Borrowing privileges will also be suspended for late return. A repair fee will be charged for damaged items or parts. Any  equipment malfunctions should be reported immediately to the staff.

 SUMMARY CHART BY EQUIPMENT TYPE

Equipment Type Category Loan Period   Replacement Charge Per Item
Arduino Microcontroller Kits

  •  Board
  •  Wires
  •  LEDs
  •  Resistors
Physical Computing 24 hours $75
Camera Kits

  •  Camera Body
  •  Filters
  •  Charger
Audio Visual 24 hours $780
Tripod (Camera)

  •  Portable three-legged frame
Audio Visual 24 hours $300
GoPro

  • Action cameras
  • Used in extreme action photography or videography
Audio Visual 24 hours $450
Oculus Rift (DK1)

  • Virtual Reality head-mounted display
  • 7 inch screen
Virtual Reality (VR) 24 hours $325
Myo Arm Band

  • Wearable gesture control and motion control device
Wearable Computing 24 hours $250
Pico Projector

  • A handheld projector
  • Made up of 5 main parts
Audio Visual 24 hours $180
Ricoh Theta S.

  • VR Digital Camera
  • 360 Degree Video and Stills
Virtual Reality (VR) 24 hours $400

Return

The user is responsible for checking the receipt for due date/time and returning the item in person to DME on time during the Operating Hours of DME. They will be required to wait momentarily for staff to verify that the items have been returned intact and check in with the Library.