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Equipment, Technology, and Games

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

Check-Out Procedure

  • To check out circulating equipment, the borrower must present a valid Wartburg College ID.
  • Borrowers can check out available equipment on a first-come, first-serve basis, or fill out the Reserve Equipment form (linked below) or contacting the library at 319-352-8500.
  • Once an item has been checked out to a borrower, they are responsible for the equipment. 
  • Borrowers with a block on their accounts are prohibited from checking out equipment until the block has been removed. 
  • *Long-term laptops first require a conversation with Krystal Madlock or Zafrul Amin in Student Life and require the borrower to sign a user agreement. 

Check-in Procedure

  • Log out of the laptop before returning it to the library. 
  • When returning checked out equipment, borrowers must hand-deliver the item to a 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. 



  • Laptops 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 Wartburg OneDrive or USB Flash Drives. Documents saved onto the hard drive of the laptop will not be saved after logging out. 
  • Borrowers can pick up available equipment on a first-come, first-serve basis, or fill out the online Reserve Equipment Form (linked below). There are no renewals. 


  • iPads and Chromebooks are available for 24-hour check-out. 
  • Borrowers cannot alter, delete, or install any applications on iPads. 


  • Cameras, camcorders, projectors, and screens are available for a 7-day check-out.  


  • Cords, cables, adapters, chargers, supportive accessories, and memory cards are available for 24-hour checkout. 

Loan Periods, Fines and Liability

Items (located behind circ desk) 


Faculty and Staff 

Open Access (public) 

Windows & Mac laptops*, keys, office supplies 

6 hours 

6 hours 

Not Available 

iPads, Chromebooks, chargers, adapters, calculators, flash drives, etc. 

24 hours 

24 hours 

Not Available 

Cameras, camcorders, projectors, screens 

1 week 

1 week 

Not Available 

*Long-term laptops are available for checkout for a semester at a time in some cases; contact a library staff person for more info. 


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

Overdue Items 
It is the borrower’s responsibility to return items by the designated due date and time. Fines are $1.00 per hour and will accrue based on the checkout length of the equipment. “Return” is defined as returning the item in its original form. 

Lost & Damaged Items 
Items that are considered lost or damaged are assessed a fee equal to the current replacement/repair cost of the item. 

Troubleshooting Equipment 
Borrowers should not troubleshoot equipment. Please contact ELITE staff if you are having problems. 

Courtesy email notifications are sent when equipment is loaned, due, overdue, or declared lost. Borrowers are expected to take prompt action on all notices and notify ELITE or Library staff if there is a discrepancy. 

Wartburg College is not responsible for damage to any removable memory drive (USB Flash Drives, CDs, etc) or any loss of data that may occur due to any equipment malfunctions. The college is not responsible for any computer viruses that may be transferred to, or from, a user’s removable memory drive. 

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