St. Olaf Libraries

Booking AV Equipment & Technology

St. Olaf students, faculty, and staff now have the ability to book audio & video equipment, laptops, iPads, and other technology for checkout at Rolvaag Library. Our new LibCal Booking system makes it easy to book equipment and technology well in advance to ensure its availability for assignments, projects, and events.

To view our catalog and book equipment, go to LibCal at stolaf.libcal.com/equipment. Booked items can be picked up at Rolvaag Library’s front service desk.

All bookings must be placed a minimum of 24 hours in advance. This is necessary to ensure the equipment is available and prepped for use. We cannot accommodate same-day requests for AV equipment, laptops, or ipads.

Information About Loaner Laptops

During the semester, students can check out a laptop for one week up to an entire semester and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • Checkout Terms

    Loaner laptops are for temporary use while your computer is getting fixed or you are saving up to buy a laptop. Students can borrow a laptop computer for up to one year in total (checkout period is limited to one semester at a time); after that, plans should be made to purchase your own laptop or use a public computer.

  • Requirements

    To borrow a laptop, students must meet one of the following requirements:

    • Enrolled in a course (Fall, Interim, Spring, Summer) on campus
    • Involved in a summer research project through Steen or CURI
    • Involved in a credit-bearing internship where equipment is needed that cannot be provided by the internship location
  • How to Request?

    Visit https://stolaf.libcal.com/reserve/laptops to request a loaner laptop. Laptops go through an approval process; once approved laptops can be picked up from the Library Circulation Desk.