Loaner Equipment

The Help Desk maintains a pool of equipment that can be borrowed for short periods by Business School Faculty, Staff and Graduate students.  Additionally there are sets of Turning Point Classroom Response Systems ("Clickers") available to Business School Faculty for a semester on a first come-first served basis.

All reservations are first come- first served, so reserve it as soon as you know you will need it  and please, cancel your reservations if you find you dont need it after all.  To make a reservation, contact the Helpdesk by calling 301-405-2269 or email helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.  All equipment must be picked up in person and signed for (the Help Desk does not deliver or set up the equipment).

Equipment available for short term loan:

General equipment loan periods should be kept as short as possible to keep the equipment available for everyone who needs it. 

  • Laptops - The Help Desk has a series of laptops that may be borrowed. Each of these laptops has an internal wireless card and is configured with our standard software which includes the Office 2010 suite.
  • Projectors - The Help Desk has a series of LCD projectors, which can be connected to a laptop for mobile projection.   Note: If you reserve a laptop from the Help Desk, you are only reserving the laptop. If you need a projector, you must make a second, separate reservation for the projector.
  • Digital Camera - The Help Desk's Digital Camera is available for short-term loan.  Software and cabling to connect the camera to your PC and download the images from the camera are included. If you don't have access to a PC to do this, you can log into one of the PCs in the Help Desk office and download the camera images, however, the Help Desk is not resourced to download the images for you.  All images stored in the camera are subject to deletion at any time after you have returned the camera to us.
  • Digital Video Cameras - The Help Desk's video cameras are available for short-term loan.  Software and cabling to connect the camera to your computer and download the images from the camera are included. If you don't have access to a computer to do this, you can log into one of the computers at the Help Desk office and download the camera video file(s, however, the Help Desk is not resourced to download the video files for you.  All video files stored in the camera are subject to deletion at any time after you have returned the camera to us.