Faculty Research & Creative Activity

Publication Date

March 2014


The efficient loaning of technology items, such as tablets, digital cameras, and laptops, to patrons in academic libraries requires a sound circulation policy. Like traditional materials the circulation issues to be considered in loaning these devices include loan periods, holds, and fines. Unique aspects presented by technology items involve device content, user agreements, and storage and recharging. This poster session will present a set of best practices for loaning technology items based on the results of a survey of academic libraries.