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Equipment Lending in the Veterinary Library

The Basics:
Location: Steven W. Atwood Library & Information Commons (one laptop is available at NBC)
Eligibility: Current Penn Vet students, faculty and staff with PennKey and active PennCard.
Borrowing Period: Normally, items may be checked out for 4 hours. However, you may request extended checkout periods at the front desk.
Overdue fines: $25 per day.

  • Laptops may be checked out at any time. Other equipment may be checked out or returned at the service desk on weekdays between 9am and 5pm.
  • Special arrangements may be made to increase the length of time you may keep the item.
  • You will be expected to read and sign an equipment loan agreement each time you borrow equipment.
  • Our equipment loan guidelines provide additional information
  • Return your equipment on time. You will be charged a $25/day late fee starting 1 minute after the scheduled return time.
Item TypeQty. AvailableReplacement CostNotesLinks
IBM Thinkpad Lenovo L420 Laptops
10 $700 Nine laptops are available for checkout at the Atwood Library. One laptop is available at the NBC Library. User Guides
Keyed Laptop Cable Lock
1 $40 Spec Sheet
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS Digital Camera
1 $250 Includes camera, charger, battery pack and wrist strap. Specifications
GorillaPod Original
1 $20 Flexible mini hands-free tripod. Small enough to fit in your pocket, but strong enough to hold most compact digital cameras. Website
Flip Video camera
2 $200 Shoots 2 hours of High Definition video. Very simple interface, no card or tape is needed. Includes camera, rechargable battery, and user's guide. Users Guide
Sony HDR-HC3 HDV 1080i Handycam

NOTE: Firewire port is damaged. Mini DVs can be transferred to digital medium at Weigle Information Commons
1 $700 Includes manual, extra battery and power adapter. Manuals & Specs
  Additional Equipment
1 $20 Sony Handycam USB cord
1 $10 Maxell Mini Digital Video Cassette
1 $20 FireWire 400 to 800 adapter
1 $50 Memory Stick Pro Duo 4GB
1 $25 Cable CSA LL 112842 I/II IEE-1394
Logitech ClearChat Comfort USB Headset
5 $30 Specifications
SanDisk Cruzer Micro 1GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive
2 $15 FAQ's
iPhone 4 Cable
1 $35 No charger plug, cable only.
iPhone 5/6 Charger

1 $35 Lightning to USB Cable and USB to outlet plug.
Mini-display port to VGA video adapter
1 $35 More universally compatible as an adapter vs the HDMI port.
Mini-display port to HDMI video adapter
1 $35 Provides better video and audio capture. Best option for Skyping.
Kingston MobileLite G2 USB Card Reader
1 Specifications
Noldus Observer XT Coding USB
1 $175  Behavioral coding and analysis software used to collect, analyze, and present observational data from video files.  Specifications
Noldus Observer XT Administrative USB
1 $175 Specifications


Penn has several other equipment lending programs, many of whom address the needs of specific schools, organizational units, student groups or courses:
  1. Weigle Information Commons, Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center
  2. Biomedical Library Digital Media Center
  3. SAS Multi-Media Services
  4. School of Design
  5. Wharton Public Technology FAQ