Borrow Equipment

The Music Library has equipment available for check-out:

Loaner laptops, audio recorders, keyboard, USB floppy and zip disc drives, and a memory card reader.

See our LibGuide for Equipment inventory and user guides:

Music Library Technology LibGuide

Fines for all equipment accrue at 25 cents per hour (that we’re open) starting with a 25 cent fine 1 minute after the item is due.

The audio recorder is a portable M-Audio Microtrack II which creates .wav or .mp3 files using an included 1/8″ stereo microphone or optional 1/4″ left and right input jacks. File transfer completed by USB port. Loan period is for 24 hours on a first-come/first-serve basis. The Studio, however, has a reservation system for their audio recorders. Information regarding their equipment policies can be found here:

The keyboard is a an M-Audio KeyRig 49, which can be connected by USB to a computer and used with the Finale software. Loan period is 6 hours.

The memory card reader can be used with 15 different types of media: XD Picture Card, CompactFlash I, CompactFlash II, SmartMedia, Secure Digital, Mini Secure Digital (Mini SD), MultiMediaCard, RSMMC, IBM Microdrive, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick MagicGate, and Memory Stick MagicGate Duo. Loan period is 4 hours.

The floppy and zip disc drives connect with a USB cable. Loan period is 6 hours.

Loaner Laptops

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Saving Files:

Vital information: Please save your work regularly. All documents or files saved to the desktop or hard drive of the laptop will be erased when the laptop is turned off.

Where are the laptops? Check-out and Return

Laptops may be checked out at the Music Library Circulation Desk.

All laptops must be returned in person to a Library staff member at the Circulation Desk. Please be sure to remove any discs that you were using with the laptop before you return it. Any discs that are found in the laptops later will be placed in Lost & Found [Music Library or School of Music Office].

Who may borrow a laptop?

Only currently enrolled UT STUDENTS may check out laptops. UT ID is required (no exceptions). You must have less than $5.00 in fines or overdues, and no overdue recalls on your library record to be eligible to borrow a laptop.

Where can the laptops be used?

The laptops can be used on and off campus.

May I check out more than one?

A student may check out only one laptop at any given time. One student = one ID = one laptop.

Loan Period

The laptop will be due six hours from the time you check it out. You may renew the laptop one time for six more hours, by bringing your ID to the Circulation Desk, as long as no one else is waiting to check one out. If the laptop is checked out within four hours of closing, it will be due when we open next.

May I reserve a laptop in advance?

Sorry, but all laptop checkouts are on a first come — first served basis. In times of high demand, a waiting list may be used at the Circulation Desk. If your name is on the waiting list, you must be present when a laptop becomes available or you will lose your place in the list.

Fines and Replacement Charges

Fines will be assessed at a rate of 25 cents per hour for an overdue laptop. Four hours after the laptop is due, it will be declared lost and and assessed the replacement cost of the laptop ($2000). These charges will be placed on your library record and will also be sent to the Bursar. The replacement cost will be removed when the laptop is returned.

Lost or Damaged Laptops

If the laptop is lost, stolen, or damaged while your have it checked out or returned with missing components, you may be held liable for the costs to replace or repair the laptop or its components. Please be careful with the laptop and be sure to return all of the components that were checked out with the laptop.

Your student technology fee provides this service. Please be careful with the laptop in your custody. Do not leave it unattended.

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