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Equipment, Technology, Games, and Rooms

Vogel library offers a wide array of equipment, technology, leisure activities, and facilities

Check-Out Procedure

  • All equipment is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Special arrangements should be made by contacting the library at 319-352-8500. 
  • Present your valid Wartburg College student, faculty, or staff ID in person.
  • When checking out equipment for the first time, the borrower must sign the Borrower’s Agreement. This agreement is kept on file for the remainder of the academic year.
  • Borrowers must read, understand, and abide by the procedures outlined on the Equipment Circulation Policy.
  • Laptops and other equipment cannot be checked out by one person for use by another except by special arrangement.
  • Once an item has been checked out to you, you are responsible for the equipment.
  • Borrowers with a block on their accounts are prohibited from checking out equipment until after they pay their fees.
  • Renewals must be made in person with your Wartburg ID.

Check-in Procedure

  • When returning equipment, borrowers must hand-deliver the item to the ELITE or Library staff member at the 2nd Floor Service Desk. Do not leave equipment at the front desk and walk away. Until the item is checked in, the borrower is still responsible for equipment.
  • A staff member will then check the equipment’s condition before removing the item from the borrower’s account.

Laptop Policy

  • Laptops and iPads are preloaded with software. Borrowers cannot alter, delete, or copy any of the available software or change its current configuration. Borrowers are prohibited from installing software.
  • Borrowers are encouraged to save any documents on their NASCAR Drives (Wartburg provided Cloud Storage) or USB Flash Drives. Documents saved to the laptop will be deleted after the device is returned to the library. When using a guest account on a laptop, files are deleted when the device is rebooted or when the user logs off from the guest account.
  • Shut down laptops completely before returning to the 2nd Floor Service Desk.

Loan Periods, Fines and Liability

24-hour checkout 7-day checkout

$1.00 per hour fine if overdue

  • Mac Laptops, Chromebooks, and iPads
  • Headphones, wireless mouse
  • Chargers for phones and computers
  • Calculators, flash drives


6-hour checkout

$1.00 per hour fine if overdue

  • Windows Laptops

$5.00 per day fine if overdue

  • Cameras and camcorders, tripods
  • Projectors and screens
  • Microphones & speakers
  • Webcam

Liability: It is the borrower’s responsibility to return items by the designated due date and time. Fines will accrue based on the checkout length of the equipment. See the below table for fines. Fines will not exceed $300 or the cost of the equipment, whichever is less.

Availability: All equipment is available on a first-come, first served basis.

Need more time, or need it at a specific time? Contact the library at 319-352-8500 or stop by the circulation desk on the 2nd floor. 

Vogel Library, Wartburg College   |   100 Wartburg Blvd, Waverly, IA, 50677 |   Phone: 319-352-8500   | Email: