How to Reserve Equipment

Our equipment loan guidelines provide additional information. The video and text instructions below show how to reserve equipment online:
  1. Login with your PennKey at
  2. If you see a choice of locations, choose "Weigle Information Commons"
  3. Enter the dates and times you wish to request equipment - up to a maximum of 72 hours (3 days). These times must be within the Vitale Digital Media Lab's operating hours. Note that the system will not allow a reservation starting less than an hour in advance of the current time.
  4. Click "Add Resources" to browse through equipment available for the dates selected.
  5. Click the "Add" button next to an available item to request it.
  6. Any problems with your reservation will be shown in a red box on lower left. Problems will need to be corrected before a request can be confirmed.
  7. Click "Confirm".
  8. Pick up your equipment on time in the Vitale Digital Media Lab on the date and time requested. Our system cancels reservations for any equipment that is not picked up within 3 hours of the time specified.
  9. Read and sign an equipment loan agreement form when you pick up equipment.
  10. Return your equipment on time. Our late fine policy is $25/day late fee starting 1 minute after the scheduled return time.