(Editor’s note: This new “Equipment checkout” series of articles will feature answers to commonly asked questions. Equipment checkout can be reached at 785-532-4918, firstname.lastname@example.org.)
The iTAC operator/receptionist desk in Hale 214 does everything from answering phones to managing events to checking out equipment to the rest of the K-State family. Their responsibilities are numerous, and they answer a lot of questions, especially on equipment checkout.
Q. What kinds of equipment can I check out?
We offer many different types of equipment that are available to any K-Stater (i.e., projectors, tripods, most cameras, etc.) and some equipment that is only available to staff and faculty (i.e., laptops, specialized cameras, etc.). We are in the process of updating our checkout website so that K-State students and faculty/staff can get more up-to-date and detailed information on what we offer.
Q. What is the policy on checking equipment out?
You can call, email, or walk-in and make a reservation. You may also just walk in and ask for equipment.
- If the equipment you are requesting is available, we will check it out for three business days.
- If someone else has it reserved, we will check it out to you up until the day before it is reserved.
- We also offer extensions of three business days (no more than two extensions).
There is a fee of $1 for each hour per item that equipment is late.
by Sharnee Hudgins, iTAC student receptionist