Technology & Equipment

We offer a broad range of equipment for you to check out from both the circulation and media desks.  Anyone with a Swem library card may check out equipment from the circulation desk, but only W&M students, faculty, and staff may borrow equipment from the media desk.

By checking out equipment, you agree to

  • assume full responsibility for the equipment while it's checked out to you
  • use the equipment in a safe and responsible manner
  • return the equipment in a timely fashion
  • reimburse W&M Libraries for any damage or loss of equipment or accessories that occurs while it is checked out to you
  • not leave the equipment unattended
  • not allow anyone else to use the equipment


  • Headphones must be turned in before you leave Swem.
  • There are no fines for overdue headphones, but abuse of headphone privileges may lead to loss of library privileges.

Multimedia Production Equipment

  • You will have to sign a loan agreement.
  • You may have to complete a brief orientation class.
  • Equipment may be checked out for 1, 2, or 3 days.
  • Priority is given to uses of equipment for course purposes.
  • Equipment may be checked out from 3 p.m. until 30 minutes before the Media desk closes.
  • Equipment must be returned by 2:30 p.m. on the day it is due. Overdue equipment is subject to a $5 per hour fee and a maximum of $20 per day.
  • You can only borrow one of the same item, but you can check out multiple different items (e.g. camera, boom, and light kit).
  • Charges will be based on replacement cost up to a maximum of $2500.