Equipment Checkout Spring Semester Hours

Covid-19 update: How will I return equipment I borrowed from Equipment Checkout?
(Updated April 1, 2020) If you are living in a CIA residence hall, leave your equipment in your suite when you leave and let your Residence Hall director know as part of your checkout. A member of the Student Life + Housing staff will return it to Equipment Checkout.

Due to the stay at home/non-essential work order, we are not able to accept any equipment returns on campus for the near future. We will renew all current checkouts until the end of the semester. Students are welcome to continue using borrowed equipment as they need it, and no late fees will be charged. We'll send instructions later for those who continue to need equipment or who are living too far from campus to return equipment in person.

Please contact the Checkout manager Steven Mastroianni if you have any other questions or concerns.

You are responsible for all equipment in your possession until it is returned to CIA.

Checkout Fines: No new fines will be assessed for any equipment checked out since Spring Break and the campus closure. Students and staff are liable for all equipment in their possession until it is returned. Items not returned at the end of the semester WILL be subject to fines. Details will be posted as to when and how you can return your equipment as soon as that information is available. PLEASE NOTE: Any fines charged BEFORE spring break for previously late or missing equipment are still in effect. Any fines not paid will result in a hold on your account. 

Spring Semester Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 8AM-10:30PM

Friday: 8AM-7PM

Saturday: 10AM-2PM (PLEASE NOTE: Walk up only, no online reservations on Saturday)


Cintiq Pens

Do you frequently borrow Cintiq Pens? Did you know that CIA students and staff can get a special discount on Cinitq pens? Follow this link to the CDW-G page and request a one time account set up. Discounts are approximately 30% off of list price on these items.

Checkout Reservation System

Log In

The Checkout reservation system requires your CIA email as your log in. If you encounter difficulties, please contact or come to the Checkout desk (rm. 325) so that we can update your profile in our system. 

Loan Periods

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). 


There is a minimum fine of $2.00 plus .50 per hour (during open hours) on every late item, per item. Uncharged batteries and unattended equipment will 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. 


The Equipment Checkout desk is located on the 3rd floor, room 325.

For general inquiries contact

or Steven Mastroianni, Technology Checkout Manager, at 

Equipment checkout office phone: 216 421 7944