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Temporary changes due to COVID-19

Laptops are available to students for spring semester. You will need to fill out a request form. Click Here to access the request form. Once you have been approved, you can pick up your laptop M-F from 9am to 5pm.
The laptops checked out by the library have been temporarily diverted to long-term checkout for students.  If you want more information, see the IT website.
Mobile hotspots are available for students to borrow. We recommend calling ahead to let us know when you plan on visiting the library to borrow one.

What Kind of Equipment Can I Get at the Library?

Lindell Library has audio visual equipment for short-term checkout for academic purposes only. You must provide all consumable supplies (blank tapes, diskettes, etc.) for this equipment. Laptops are only available for current students to check out, but other equipment is available to all members of the Augsburg community, including students, faculty, and staff. Make sure that you read about your responsibilities before checking this equipment out.


What’s available

The following items are available for checkout. Contact the Circulation Desk (612-330-1017) for specific checkout periods, if they are not given below. You can check out and return them only when the library is open; see Library Hours.

  • Mac (Apple) laptops and charging cords (5 hours). Laptops are available only for current Augsburg students.
  • PC (Windows) laptops and charging cords (5 hours). Laptops are available only for current Augsburg students.
  • Chromebooks.  Laptops are available only for current Augsburg students.
  • Adapters, dongles, and other connection equipment
  • Bicycles (see our Bikeshare page for details)
  • Conference phone
  • Data projector (you must provide the computer)
  • DVD Writer (USB disc drive for playing DVDs or CDs on your computer)
  • MiniDV camcorder
  • Overhead projector
  • Slide projector
  • Stop-start pedals for transcription
  • Tabletop cassette recorder
  • Tripod
  • USB Microphone kits
  • Wacom tablets
  • Zoom H1 digital audio recorder

Schedule Equipment and Videos

You can schedule videos and equipment for classroom use by filling in this form.

Reporting Problems

If you have problems with any equipment, or if any equipment was missing from the bag when you picked up the item, please let us know! We want to make sure the equipment works for you.

We do have batteries available, but we count on you to tell us when the batteries need replacement. Please test the equipment in the library to make sure you know how to operate it and that all equipment is working.


Your Responsibilities

You are financially responsible for these items while they are checked out. Overdue fines are substantial and are applied if the items are 5 minutes late. Many of these items are quite expensive, so please treat them gently.

You must provide all consumable supplies (blank tapes, diskettes, etc.).

You are responsible for returning the items on time. Because of our limited supply, someone else may be counting on using it right after you are done.

Microfilm Readers

Lindell Library has two microform readers that can read microfilm or microfiche. A digital microform reader is attached to a computer at the long bank of computers in the Learning Commons area. The digital reader has accompanying software that allows you to fine-tune the focus, print, save, or email images. The second reader is a stand-alone machine next to the street level periodical shelves. This one allows you to print individual pages.


There are color and black and white printers in the Learning Commons area on the street level of the library. There is a black and white printer on the second floor in the Gage Center (called the Link Level). All three of these options are available from each level of the building.

Personal laptops can connect with campus printers through iPrint. Staff at the Tech Desk can assist with setting up personal computers to print.

Color print jobs must be released before they will print. Staff in the Learning Commons, Circulation, or Tech Desk can release your color print jobs for you.

Students are initially assigned 500 units for printing. If you exceed the limit, you will need to have a Learning Commons, Circulation, or Tech Desk worker add printing units to your account. Printing costs are included in student fees, so there is no additional charge for adding printing units.