We are rolling out a brand new Checkout reservation system this semester. The new system features a more intuitive and user friendly interface, with a simple shopping cart feature and easier scheduling options that let you see when items are available. You will still log in from the same page, and use your CIA email and password to gain access. If you encounter issues logging in for the first time, please let the Checkout staff know and we will update your profile in the new system.
Reservations can be made up to 7 days in advance. Most items are available for 24 hours, items reserved on Friday can be taken for the weekend. Certain items, including Wacom tablets, Cintiq pens and adapters, and iPads are available for up to two weeks. Renewals can be made in person at the Checkout desk or via email request. One renewal per item based on availability and demand. Users must wait 24 hours before reserving the same item type again. (i.e., laptops or cameras cannot be reserved back to back).
Along with the new system we have adjusted the fine structure. There will be a minimum $2.00 fine per day on every late item, and .25 per hour (during open hours) per item. Uncharged batteries and unattended equipment will still incur a flat $10 fine. Fines apply to ALL users. Users will not be able to make any new reservations until fines are paid. Three late returns in a semester will result in an automatic one week ban from Checkout.
Be considerate! Late returns affect everyone else using the Checkout when that resource isn't available for the next user.
If you are going to be late for any reason, please contact the Checkout office so that we can anticipate the situation, and when possible, accommodate you to avoid penalties.