The Equipment Checkout System website at http://ecs.library.wisc.edu can show you availability of equipment in any InfoLab, due dates for all equipment (when you log in with your NetID), checkout policies and an FAQ.
Each student is limited to 20 laptop checkouts per semester. Research shows that this affects about 1% of the users, but makes significantly more laptops available. See http://lss.wisc.edu/news/287 for more information. If you wish to have a laptop for the entire semester, DoIT has a variety of laptops available for daily, weekly, monthly and semester-long rental at very reasonable prices. More information can be found at https://www.doit.wisc.edu/repair/rentals/
Policies are also available at the Equipment Checkout System website - http://ecs.library.wisc.edu .
The external hard drives are available for four-week checkout. All other items are available for 3-day checkout, according to the following schedule:
When returning equipment, allow about 5 minutes for the lab attendant to check the equipment and check the equipment into the system. All items are due back one hour before the lab closes on the date due.
The Van Hise lab closes at 7:30 PM Monday-Thursday and at 6:00 PM on Friday. Note that the lab hours vary during breaks and finals week. Please check the InfoLab hours page for current information.
Questions or Comments about the LSS InfoLab can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The phone number for the LSS InfoLab is 262-4575. This number will reach the lab attendant working in the InfoLab.
The LSS InfoLab has 60 dual-boot Macbooks Air available for loan. You can use either Windows or MacOS on these machines. They do not have a CD/DVD drive or an ethernet connection.
The Macbooks include the iLife suite, as well as internet and Microsoft Office software.