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Equipment Checkout

 

Equipment Checkout Policies for Faculty/Staff

Current Carthage College faculty and staff are allowed to check out computing/camera equipment from the Hedberg Library Circulation Desk. Equipment is available on a “first come, first served” basis.

  • All equipment has a 24-hour checkout period. An extension may be requested at the time of checkout and a full-time staff member of Hedberg Library must sign off on the extension. Extensions can only be made for up to 7 days.
  • Circulating equipment may not be renewed. After returning a borrowed item, a user must wait one hour before checking out the same type of item to allow other students a chance to utilize the equipment.
  • Faculty/staff checking out equipment from the Circulation Desk are subject to a replacement cost fee if the equipment is not returned by the due date. LIS may charge the faculty/staff member’s department for the replacement cost of the item.

Requests for Long-term Equipment Borrowing for Faculty/Staff

Faculty and staff sometimes need a piece of computing equipment for more than 24 hours. In these cases, employees may request an item from Media Services. Please send an email to help@carthage.edu detailing your status at the college (faculty/staff, full-time/part-time), the equipment requested, and the dates needed. Media Services will contact you via Request Tracker. Equipment checked out from the Circulation Desk (with no communication with Media Services) must be returned by the due date and cannot be kept for a semester.

Purchasing Requests for Full-time Faculty/Staff

Current full-time faculty and staff may request computing equipment be purchased for them for permanent use while employed at Carthage. In some cases (part-time employees, lost items) the employee’s department may be charged for the item.

Full-time faculty/staff may request purchase of items via the online form below or email help@carthage.edu.

Equipment Checkout Policies for Students

Current Carthage College students are allowed to check out computing/camera equipment from the Hedberg Library Circulation Desk. Equipment is available on a “first come, first served” basis. Reservations of circulating equipment are not allowed. 

  • All equipment has a 24-hour checkout period. An extension may be requested at the time of checkout and a full-time staff member of Hedberg Library must sign off on the extension. Extensions can only be made for up to 7 days.
  • Circulating equipment may not be renewed. After returning a borrowed item, a user must wait one hour before checking out the same type of item to allow other students a chance to utilize the equipment.
  • Alumni and other Special Borrowers are NOT allowed to check out computing equipment from the Circulation Desk.

OVERDUE EQUIPMENT AND FINES

  • Equipment is not considered returned unless all parts have been returned, including cables and cases. Fines accrue daily when the library is open.
  • For items that have a replacement cost of over $200, the fine is $10 per day, with a maximum overdue fine of $100.
  • For items that have a replacement cost of $200 and under, the fine is $5 per day, with a maximum overdue fine of $25.
  • A replacement cost will be charged to the student’s account when an item has been 10 days overdue. The replacement cost is located in the catalog record of the item and on the checkout sheets users sign. If the item is returned within 60 days of the patron’s notification of fine (via an emailed bill), the replacement cost fine will be forgiven once the item is returned to Hedberg Library in good working condition. The replacement cost will not be forgiven if the item is returned over 60 days past the patron’s notification of the fine (via an emailed bill) and the item will be considered “Lost.”
  • Overdue fines will not be forgiven.
  • All library fines are to be paid in the Business Office after they post to your student account (around the 15th of every month).

Available Equipment for Checkout

  • Boombox
  • External CD/DVD Drive
  • Headphones
  • iPad
  • iPad Keyboard (30-pin connector)
  • iPad Tripod
  • Laptop (PC)
  • Laptop (Mac)
  • Mouse (w/USB)
  • Portable DVD Player
  • PowerPoint Presenter
  • Voice Recorder

Camera Equipment Available

  • Bag Projector
  • Camcorder
  • Data Projector
  • Digital Camera
  • Document Camera
  • Projection Screen
  • Slide Projector
  • Smartphone Tripod Mount
  • Tripod

Cords and Connectors Available

  • AV Cord
  • Ethernet Cord
  • HDMI Cable
  • iPad VGA Adapter (30-pin connector)
  • Lightning to USB cable
  • Mac Powercord (30-pin connector)
  • VGA to mini USB port adapter
  • VGA to HDMI port adapter
  • Quick Facts

    • Carthage is named a Best Midwestern College by The Princeton Review (2017), a designation given to only 25 percent of four-year schools.

    • Scheduled to open in fall 2018, a new residential tower will offer suite-style housing and two floors of shared campus spaces for gaming, cooking, group meetings, or quiet studying. Learn more about The Tower

    • You’re going to need brain fuel. Grab a morning coffee and a snack and Starbucks or Einstein Bros. Bagels. Later, meet friends at “The Caf,” where the specials change daily but the staples are constant, or swing through “The Stu” for wins, a burrito, or a sub. A new option, Carthage Cash, even covers some off-campus meals.

    • 96% of Carthage alumni report that they have secured a job or are continuing their studies six months after graduation. Visit Career Services.

    • 91% of employers say critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills matter more than your major when it comes to career success. Learn more about how the liberal arts prepare you for a successful career.

    • Lots of schools wear the four-year label. Carthage stands behind it. 95% of Carthage graduates earn their degrees in four years. Learn more

    • Oscars. Emmys. Tonys. Golden Globes. The playwrights we’ve brought in have them. Each year, the Carthage Theatre Department commissions an original script by a renowned playwright for its New Play Initiative. Carthage students then work with the writer to stage it. 

    • As a freshman in the highly selective Honors Program, learn how to gain expertise in anything from music to forest ecology. After that, tackle a contemporary social, economic, or political problem. If you like, you can live on an Honors-only floor of a Carthage residence hall. 

    • In 2016 and 2017, Carthage was named a top producer of Fulbright Scholars by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

    • Things look new at Carthage because they are. Our athletic and recreation center, student union, computer labs, audiovisual production suite, and numerous residence halls have all been constructed or newly renovated in the last 10 years. Our new science center caps it off.

    • Carthage offers majors, minors and concentrations in more than 50 areas of study, from archaeology to athletic training, neuroscience to music theatre.

    • Our Summer Undergraduate Research Experience offers select students a research budget, one-on-one mentoring with a professor, and 10 weeks of analyzing, deciphering — and getting paid.

    • So the lake is kind of a focal point, but there’s a lot more to love about our campus — like the fact that our 80-acre campus is also an arboretum and wildlife sanctuary. Focused on keeping campus lush forever, we plant between 50 and 75 new trees every year from a variety of species.

    • Carthage was founded in 1847. That’s more than 170 years of leaders, makers, and go-getters going out and going forth. Read more about Carthage’s rich history.

    • More than 90 percent of our students receive financial aid, a hefty chunk of which is scholarships and grants — including $1.25 million annually from the Presidential Scholarship Competition and numerous Merit Scholarships. Learn what’s available.

    • Abraham Lincoln was an early Trustee of the College, and U.S. Secretary of State John Hay was a Carthage alum. The two still have a proud place on our campus. Spend some time with them in our Sesquicentennial Plaza. On warm days you’ll find professors leading their classes here.

    • Come to Carthage; hear yourself think — think … think …
      Legend has it that Sesquicentennial Plaza holds a perfect echo. Just stand with both your feet on the “1847,” face Straz, and start talking. “You’re the only one who can hear you, but you’ll be crystal clear,” promises English and theatre alumna Mikaley Osley.

    • Our Great Lake provides Carthage students with some amazing views. Think classes on the beach, lake views from the lab, and sunrises from your dorm room. “I love waking up in the morning with the sun shining off the lake. Nothing compares to the view in the morning,” says biology and neuroscience major Ann O’Leary.

    • Carthage awards up to 30 Presidential Scholarships each year, which range from 75% tuition up to full tuition, room, and board. Learn more.

    • For a full decade, NASA has selected Carthage students to conduct research aboard its zero-gravity aircraft. Lately, the stakes have risen. A team of underclassmen is grinding to prepare a tiny but powerful Earth-imaging satellite for launch to the International Space Station. Learn more about the space sciences at Carthage

    • Carthage is the only college or university in the Midwest where every freshman takes a full-year sequence of foundational texts of the Western intellectual tradition. Learn about the Carthage core.

    • With a student-faculty ratio of 12:1, your professors will know who you are. They will also know who you want to be — and how to get you there. Meet our faculty.

    • There are more than 120 student organizations on campus, from Amnesty International to Chemistry Club, to Frisbee and Latin Belly Dancing. See how easy it is to get involved.

    • True story: There are more than 27 art galleries, a dozen museums, and nine theatres within 25 miles of Carthage. Some highlights: The nationally recognized Racine Art Museum, the world-renowned Art Institute of Chicago, and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Learn more about our location.

    • What’s better than one professor? Two professors. What’s better than two professors? Two professors from totally different fields teaching a single class. There’s debate. Discussion. Differing perspectives. This is where the magic happens. That’s why every student takes a Carthage Symposium.

    • Imagine presenting your original research at an international conference — as an undergraduate. Carthage is dedicated to undergraduate research. Learn more about current opportunities.

    • You can’t hide here — not with only 17 other students in the classroom with you. That’s going to be rough some mornings. But later, when you’re able to argue your point of view thoughtfully, express your opinions succinctly, and meet challenges head-on, without fear … Yep, you’ll thank us.

    • Carthage is ranked No. 11 in the country for student participation in short-term study abroad. Every J-Term, hundreds of students travel all over the world on faculty-led study tours. Imagine a month in Sweden, Rome, Cuba, Senegal, India, Japan …

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