Students can borrow equipment over two weeks.
By Katherine Garcia
Students can check out various electronics and school supplies for up to two weeks from the office of technology services in Room 710 of Moody Learning Center.
Checkout is from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Items include digital cameras, Mac and PC laptops, easels, utility carts and more.
Students must provide two valid forms of photo ID, which include a current student ID from this college, driver’s license, state ID or military ID. Employees must provide their employee ID.
Students and employees must also fill out a Loaned Property Request form and an OTS Equipment Loan form, said Usha Venkat, director of information technology.
If a laptop isn’t available, students can continue the checkout process and the office will call the student when one is available.
The current waiting list is three to four people; the waiting list varies by day.
If students have an immediate need for laptops, they should visit the Mega Lab on the fifth floor or the SLAC lab on the seventh floor of Moody.
Students can also watch a tutorial on operation, use and care of the equipment by clicking on the name of the device under the column “Item Name” on the OTS website.
A complete list of equipment is available at http://alamo.edu/sac/availableequipment/.
Venkat said students may check out laptops for longer than the normal period of two weeks, but they must have a letter of consent from a professor.
She said an example is a student in desperate need of a laptop for a big class project.
Equipment checked out Friday can be returned on the following Monday because the offices are closed on the weekend.
Some equipment requires completion of a short training session for first-time borrowers, which is provided upon checkout.
Equipment not returned within 10 days of the due date will be considered lost, and the borrower must pay for the item.
For more information, call 210-486-0777 or visit http://alamo.edu/sac/avservices/.