The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

UTRGV University Library Division of Academic Affairs

Media Services

Brownsville: (956) 882-8221

Edinburg: (956) 665-2763

Media Equipment Guidelines

Currently enrolled students and currently employed faculty and staff are eligible to borrow media materials and equipment. The University Library offers laptop computers, camcorders, audio recorders and other media-related equipment for checkout.

All users must present their current UTRGV (or TSC) photo identification at the time of checkout in order to borrow materials and devices.

Students

Students may borrow media materials and devices according to the following loan rules:

  • Borrowers are responsible for all media equipment and accessories checked out on their library account. A media equipment loan agreement may be required for the checkout of certain items. Click here for loan agreement.
  • All media and equipment must be returned by the end of the loan period. Failure to do so will result in: 1) assessment of a late fees (overdue materials fine) and 2) a hold placed on the user’s library account, preventing circulation of all library materials.
  • The user’s library account must be in good standing to check out any materials or equipment.
  • Lending of materials ends one hour before the Library closes.
  • UTRGV credentials are required for login and use of laptops and tablets.

Faculty

If a faculty member wishes to send a student or staff worker to check out media, then the student or staff member must present the following:

  • The faculty member’s UTRGV (or TSC) ID.
  • A note on a departmental letterhead signed by the faculty member granting permission for the representative to check out on their behalf.

Please Note: Media materials and devices are not loaned out via Interlibrary Loan or to TexShare patrons, with the exception of books with supplementary CDs.

Media Equipment Available for Checkout

Material Type Student Loan Period Faculty/Staff Loan Period Overdue Fine Location
Digital Camcorder IconDigital Camcorder 6 hours 1 day $0.50 per hour Brownsville and Edinburg
Digital Camera IconDigital Camera 6 hours 1 day $0.50 per hour Brownsville and Edinburg
Headphones IconHeadphones 4 hours (Library-use Only) $0.50 per hour Brownsville and Edinburg
Jump Flash Drive IconJump (flash) drive 4 hours 4 hours $0.50 per hour Edinburg
Laptop IconLaptop 4 hours $0.50 per hour Edinburg
Mobile Phone Charger IconMobile Phone Charger 4 hours 4 hours $0.50 per hour Brownsville and Edinburg
Projector IconProjector 6 hours 1 day $0.50 per hour Brownsville and Edinburg
QT Device Length of Semester $1.00 per day Brownsville and Edinburg
Scientific Calculator - TI-84 plus CE IconScientific Calculator - TI-84 plus CE 1 day $1.00 per day Brownsville and Edinburg
Scientific Calculators IconScientific Calculators Length of Semester $1.00 per day Brownsville
Sound Recorder IconSound Recorder 6 hours 1 day $0.50 per day Brownsville and Edinburg
Tablets (iPads and Surface Pros) IconTablets (iPads and Surface Pros) 4 hours 3 days $0.50 per hour Brownsville and Edinburg
Tripod IconTripod 6 hours 1 day $0.50 per hour Brownsville and Edinburg