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Multimedia Equipment: Borrowing, Loan Periods, Fines & Fees


The Service Center lends multimedia equipment that may be used to create or enhance a class project or your own personal project. Equipment offered includes still and video digital cameras, audio recorders, iPads, headphones, and more. Case students, faculty, and staff and CIM students and staff are welcome to borrow equipment with current school ID card and library account with $15 or less in fines.

Loan Periods

Most equipment can be borrowed for 2 nights, while some items are short term, library use only loans. The equipment is not renewable and cannot be re-checked out on the same day due to the limited supply. Equipment must be returned to Service Center staff before the Service Center closes. Returns made on the due date after Service Center closing will be considered late. When returning, please wait for staff to confirm that all equipment has cleared from your account.


If you are unsure of an item’s loan duration, ask at the Service Center upon checkout or check your library account to avoid fines.

  • Devices, 2-night loan:  $5.00 per day late
  • Accessories for devices, 2-night loan: $2.00 per day late
  • Devices, hourly loan: $5.00 per hour late

Damage and Replacement Fees

Borrowers assume the responsibility of keeping items secure and in proper working condition throughout the loan. Each piece of equipment is inspected by staff upon return. If damage is suspected, the borrower will be notified if any further action is required.

For equipment that is damaged, lost, or stolen, fees will be assessed. As the cost of each device varies, so does the replacement fee. We will not accept equipment purchased by the borrower as a substitute.

Services FAQ

Can I print at KSL? What does it cost & how do I pay?
KSL computers link to 2 high speed, high volume printers. All printing costs 5 cents a page, and you can pay with with your CaseOneCard, coin, $1 or $5 bills. Printers are on the main floor and second floor, across from the elevators.  For locations, check our Maps.
Can I photocopy at KSL? What does it cost & how do I pay?
KSL photocopiers are on the main floor, third floor, and Lower Level, so you can photocopy books and journals. Copies cost ten cents a page on digital copiers, and you can pay with your CaseOneCard, coin, $1 or $5 bills.  For locations, check our Maps.
How do I know what's new and what new books there are?
Read the KSL News Blog for events, services, tools & more, that help you do research. Find it on the library homepage. New Books can either be an RSS alert for your subject area or you can browse the New Books Display on the 1st floor of the Kelvin Smith Library.
Where do I get change? / Is there a Change machine?
Use your ID as your cash, not coins & bills. KSL does not give change & asks you to plan ahead for printing and copying. The copiers & printers take $1 & $5 bills and coins, and will give change for a copy/print when there is suffficient change in the machine. Plan ahead! Activate your CaseOneCard ID if you are a staff member, faculty, or grad student.
Where are the Bathrooms?
KSL bathrooms are on all floors, always behind the elevators.  Check our  for more information.
How do I get a library card?
Your Case ID is your library card if you are enrolled or employed at Case. The first time you use it, staff will swipe it on a library computer to activate your library account and then you can use your ID at any Case library or OhioLINK member library, if your account is in good standing.
Is there a book drop? Is there a drive-up book drop?
KSL has a book drop in the front of the building, under the covered portico, on the Thwing Center side of the Main Doors. Currently, there is no drive-up book drop. The KSL bookdrop is open when there are no Regular Business Hours–when KSL is open, bring your items to the inside book drops. Videos & DVDs must be returned to staff at the Main Service Desk so the are not damaged in bookdrops.
Can I fax something at KSL?
KSL does not have fax services but Thwing Center, next door, does in Printing Services. Stop in weekdays 8-5:30 p.m. for information about fees, etc.
Does KSL have a SelfCheckout Machine? When can I use it?
KSL’s 3M SelfCheckout machine is on the Main Service Desk and can be used whenever you are in KSL! (You must have used your Case ID card at least once before at a Case library for a regular checkout with staff, so your ID data is swiped into the system.) Use SelfCheckout during 24×7, or whenever you need to save time.
Can I checkout the CPL@Case-KSL books and magazines on the KSL SelfCheckout?
Use the CPL SelfCheckout machine nearby the CPL@Case-KSL collections, with your CPL library card. The KSL SelfCheckout machine reads only Case ID cards and Case barcodes.

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