Equipment Loan Guide

Lending Guidelines

Borrowing Equipment:

  • Only current Williams faculty, staff, and students may borrow equipment.
  • Equipment is checked out for three days at a time, and you are permitted two renewals.
  • All loan requests for over three days (during a break, for example) are long-term loans and must be sponsored by your professor.  

Returning Equipment:

  • Equipment must be returned only to the Sawyer Library Circulation Desk.
  • Equipment must be returned at least one hour prior library closing on the loan return date.


  • The person who checked out the equipment assumes financial responsibility for lost or damaged equipment.
  • Violations of the loan policies could result in loss of borrowing privileges.
  • A $10.00 cleaning fee will be applied for equipment returned with schmutz on it.