Equipment Checkout

Circulation Information: Reservations are required for pickup and return of all items. You can still reserve your item online in advance and then pickup your equipment. Please email if you have questions about equipment or reservations.

We recommend booking at least 48 hours in advance to ensure your item is available.

Making Reservations

Reserve your item online. After you fill out the request, we will contact you to go over details and availability before the order is completed. If you would like direct information on current stock please contact us at (619) 260-4567 or

We are happy to schedule a training session prior to using any reserved or checked out equipment or with any installed classroom system. 

  • cameraNon-academic or off-campus groups holding events on the USD campus must contact their event building coordinator or scheduler and discuss their audiovisual needs.
  • Arrangements/requests for the rental or use of IMS audiovisual equipment must be made through each group’s on-campus USD contact. 

Equipment Checkout

To check out IMS equipment, you must be a current member of the USD community: a faculty member, a staff member or an enrolled student. You will need to provide your USD identification card. 

  • Equipment returned to Instructional Technology Services after its due date will be subject to an overdue fine, just like materials returned late to Copley Library. The fine depends on the equipment.
  • Contact the Circulation Desk to ask about renewals. Returning your equipment on time will make sure that everyone has access to it.

Specific items are restricted for Faculty and Staff only. These items include: classroom media console keys, laptop computers, data projectors, and LCD monitors.

Lending Guidelines

  • The normal checkout for all items is 1-4 days.
  • Items booked or reserved but not picked up by the end of the reserved day will have the booking or reservation canceled with the item returning to the circulation pool.
  • Digital Video Camera rentals are limited to 1 camera per person.
  • Due to seasonal academic demand, cameras are not renewable.
  • Reserved items are available for pickup from 8am to 6pm.
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