Technology Loans

This service is available to U of T students, faculty, and staff. Availability is limited and provided on first-come, first-served basis.

How to borrow

  • A valid TCard is needed to borrow items from the library
  • Many items (headphones, various USB/Lightning cables, calculators, USB flash drives, calculators, therapy lamps, AC adapters) are located in the Course Reserves area and can be checked out using the SelfCheck System in Course Reserves
  • All other available items can be requested at the Information and Reference Desk of the library

How to return

  • Please return all electronic devices (Laptops, monitors, cameras, etc.) directly to the Information and Reference Desk
  • All other items can also be returned to the wooden "Book return" boxes located inside and outside of the entrance to the library
  • Please note that late returns will be subject to a fee of $0.50 per item per hour

Types of items for loan

85 Watt MagSafe 2

For MacBook Pro with Retina display and some older Macbook Pro laptops. 

NOTE: Please return the adapter when returning the set.

15-inch MacBook Pro
Loan Period: 3 hours
Number Available: 1
AC Adapter

A compact adapter used for plugging a USB cable or device into an AC power outlet for charging.

Loan Period: 3 hours
Number Available: 4
USB-A to USB-C cable

For USB Type-C devices, including the new MacBook and ChromeBook Pixel.

Loan Period: 3 hours
Number Available: 6
Canon camcorder

Camcorder captures Full HD 1080 video, records to a removable 8GB SD memory card, and has 57x Advanced Zoom with a SuperRange optical image stabilizer. Includes 1 compact power adapter, 1 battery pack, 1 high speed HDMI cable, and 1 USB cable.

Note: Please remove your recordings before returning.

Loan Period: 24 hours
Number Available: 1
Ethernet cable

A 6-foot cable to connect your computer to the network.

Loan Period: 3 hours
Number Available: 1
Financial calculator - BA II Plus

The BA II Plus is a financial calculator with finance and science capabilities including:

  • Time-Value-of-Money calculations
  • Amortization schedules
  • Cash-flow analysis, NPV and IRR
  • Depreciation with four different methodologies
  • Breakeven, profit and percent difference calculations
  • 2nd key feature to calculate terms fast

Product website

Loan Period: 3 hours
Number Available: 3
HDMI cable

6-foot HDMI cable. Connects most newer laptops to many modern screens.

Note: Can be used to connect a laptop to the library's Pico projector or used in conjunction with the Apple lightning to digital AV adapter.

Loan Period: 3 hours
Number Available: 1
headphones

Eight small over the ear headphones.  Connect to standard headphone jacks on computers, smartphones and tablets. 

 

Loan Period: 3 hours
Number Available: 8
International plug converter adapter

A converter adapter for international outlets.

Loan Period: 3 hours
Number Available: 2
Dell Laptop

Windows 10 Laptop with MS Office 365, MS Teams, Zoom.

Please note that the replacement fee for damaged or lost item is up to $1000.

Loan Period: 3 hours
Number Available: 1
LED light therapy lamp

Light therapy lamp for effective, safe, and natural light therapy.

Loan Period: 3 hours
Number Available: 2
Lightning Digital AV adapter

Connects Apple lightning port to HDMI to output newest generation iPads, iPods or iPhones to an external display.

Loan Period: 3 hours
Number Available: 1
Lightning to USB-A cable

Connects recent generation iPods, iPads, and iPhones to USB.

Loan Period: 3 hours
Number Available: 12
microUSB to USB-A cable

3-foot  standard micro USB to USB cable.

Connects most mobile devices (such as smartphones, digital cameras, tablets, and portable hard drives) to a USB port for charging, data synchronization, or file transfers.

Loan Period: 3 hours
Number Available: 8
Power Adapter Charger for Microsoft Surface Laptop

For the Microsoft Surface Laptop Surface Book 2 and older Surface products.

NOTE: Please return the adapter when returning the set.  

 

 

Loan Period: 3 hours
Number Available: 2
miniUSB to USB-A cable

4-foot standard mini USB to USB cable.  

Connects devices with the mini USB standard plug (such as such as smartphones, digital cameras, and portable hard drives) to a USB port for charging, data synchronization, or file transfers.

Loan Period: 3 hours
Number Available: 4
Motion stereo headphones with in-line microphone

Compact foldable construction

Works with iPod, mp3 player, CD, portable DVD, PSP, MD, and laptop

3.5 mm audio jack

Loan Period: 3 hours
Number Available: 2
USB computer mouse

Standard computer mouse. Can be used with the Library microfilm station.

Loan Period: 3 hours
Number Available: 1
P300 Neo Pico Projector

The P300 Neo is an ultra-compact small projector measuring just 5.4" x 3.5" x 1.2", which is about the size of two smartphones stacked together. The P300 Neo delivers 420 LED Lumens of brightness at a native resolution of 1280x720. Powered by a 30K hour LED light source it can deliver up to 120" images.

Loan Period: 3 hours
Number Available: 1
Pico Projector

Handheld projector that allows you to display content on a wall, notebook, whiteboard, etc.

Comes with: 1 tripod, 1 VGA cable, 1 power adapter, 1 mini USB to USB adapter and 1 A/V cable.

Product website

Note: In library use only. 

Loan Period: 2 hours
Number Available: 1
Portable monitor

15.6" portable monitor supports laptops, PCs, and Apple/Mac operating systems with Mini-HDMI 1.4, and USB-C inputs.

Loan Period: 3 hours
Number Available: 2
Poweradd Slim2 portable charger

5000mAh portable charger power bank with USB 5V/2,1A output. 

Loan Period: 3 hours
Number Available: 10
Powseed 70W universal laptop power adapter set

14 different tips available.

A list of compatible brands is available in the box. 

NOTE: When discharging, please count the tips and return all 14.

Loan Period: 3 hours
Number Available: 3
all regions remote

Remotes for use with the 2 Library media stations:

 

3 for Toshiba monitor

1 for Toshiba DVD/VHS player

1 for Pioneer All region DVD player

1 for Toshiba Blu-Ray DVD player

1 for Insignia Blu-Ray monitor

 

Loan Period: 3 hours
Number Available: 7
SAMSUNG ultra thin DVD writer

Compatible with Mac and Windows, comes with a 2.0 USB cable.

Loan Period: 3 hours
Number Available: 3
Scientific Calculator - TI-30Xa

Battery-operated scientific calculator with general math and science functionality.

  • One-line, 10-digit display
  • Fraction features
  • One-variable statistics
  • Conversions
  • Basic scientific and trigonometric functions

Product website

Loan Period: 3 hours
Number Available: 4
Sony IC recorder

Stereo digital voice recorder with 4 GB internal memory, maximum recording time 1073 hours. Compatible with both Macs and PCs.

Note: Please remove your recordings before returning.

Loan Period: 3 hours
Number Available: 1
Snowball black iCE  microphone

Multi-pattern USB microphone with triple capsule array and four different pattern settings (stereo, cardioid, omnidirectional, and bidirectional). Compatible with PC and Mac.

Loan Period: 3 hours
Number Available: 1
USB flash drive

Verbatim USB flash drives with 4GB of storage. Compatible with both Macs and PCs. There are 5 USB flash drives available for check-out from Course Reserves.

Note: Please remove your files before returning. 

Loan Period: 3 hours
Number Available: 5
USB C power adapter

The 87W USB-C Power Adapter is compatible with any USB-C–enabled device

Comes with charging cable 

Loan Period: 3 hours
Number Available: 4
USB-C multiport adapter

MultiPort Adapter Dock with 4K HDMI, 2 x USB-A 3.1, SD Card Slot and microSD.

Loan Period: 3 hours
Number Available: 3
USB C power adapter

A compact adapter used for plugging a USB-C cable or device into an AC power outlet for charging.

Loan Period: 3 hours
Number Available: 4
USB-C to lightning cable

Connects recent generation iPods, iPads, and iPhones to USB-C.

Loan Period: 3 hours
Number Available: 6
USB-C to USB-C cable

Standard USB-C to USB-C cable for connecting and charging mobile devices.

Loan Period: 3 hours
Number Available: 6
Wireless mouse

Wireless mouse compatible with PC, Mac, laptop.

Loan Period: 3 hours
Number Available: 2