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Equipment Checkout

Two laptops, an iPad, a microphone, and a video camera on a stone bench.

The IT Geeks has Windows and Mac PCs for 2-week checkouts and other electronic equipment for 1-week checkouts. 

Available Equipment

2 Week Checkout - Keen Johnson Location

Photo Equipment Specs
Windows PC
  • Dell Precision 3550
    • Chip : Intel 10th Gen Core i5
    • Memory : 8GB DDR4
    • Storage : 512GB HDD
    • Graphics : Intel UHD Graphics
    • Windows 10
    • 15.55 inch 1920×1080 native resolution (16:9 aspect ratio)
  • Dell Latitude 5400
    • Chip: Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 16GB DDR4
    • Storage: 512GB NVMe SSD
    • Graphics:Intel UHD Graphics
    • Windows 10
    • 14 inch 1920×1080 native resolution (16:9 aspect ratio)
  • Dell Latitude 5430
    • Chip: Intel 12th Gen Core i7
    • Memory: 16GB DDR4
    • Storage: 512GB NVMe SSD
    • Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics
    • Windows 10
    • 14 inch 1920 x 1080 native resolution (16:9 aspect ratio)
MacBook Air
  • Chip : Apple M1
  • Memory : 8GB
  • Storage : 256GB SSD
  • Graphics : Intel Iris Plus Graphics
  • macOS : Ventura 13.6.3
  • 13.3 inch 2560×1600 native resolution (16:10 aspect ratio)
MacBook Pro
  • Chip : Dual-Core Intel Core i5
  • Memory : 8GB DDR3
  • Storage : 256GB
  • Graphics : Intel Iris Graphics
  • macOS : Monterey 12.7.2
  • 13.3 inch 2560×1600 native resolution (16:10 aspect ratio)
An iPad with charger iPad

iOS Version: 5.1.1

Capacity: 30GB

An HDMI projector Projectors


HDMI-in available

A projector screen Projector Screen




A Wacom with charger and case Wacom
What can I use this for?
A 360 degree camera 360-degree camera
  • Ricoh THETA RC
    • Pixel count: 14MP
    • Shooting mode:
      • Still image: Auto, shutter priority, ISO priority, manual
      • Video: Auto
    • Battery life: Approx. 260 photos
    • Internal memory: Approx. 8GB
    • Image file format:
      • Still image: JPEG
      • Video: MP4
    • Lens: F-number: F 2.0
    • Object distance: ~10cm – ∞ (from front of lens)
A Nikon P530 Nikon P530

– 56mb internal memory

-Storage media: SD Card, SDHC Card, and SDXC Card

-3.0 inch monitor

-42x optical zoom, NIKKOR glass lens

– 16.1 Million Pixels

-Full HD: 1920×1080/ 30p

  • EOS Rebel T100
    • Type: Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash
    • Storage: 32 Gb SD card (included)
    • Recording Media: SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
    • Pixel Count: 18.0 megapixels
    • Aspect Ratio: 3:2
    • Shutter range: 1/4000 sec. to 30 sec
    • Image file type: JPEG Large/Fine, Full, RAW,RAW+JPEG
    • Video compatible (MOV)
    • Zoom magnification: Approx. 1.5x – 10x
    • Wireless compatibility (smartphone)
    • Included lens: Macro 18-55mm
A GoPro GoPro
  • EK7000
    • 4K 30FPS Video
    • 20MP Photos
    • 98ft Waterproof
    • 170° Wide Angle
    • Remote Control
    • Wi-Fi Control
    • Burst Photo/Time Lapse Photo/Loop Recording/Self-Timer
    • Micro HDMI/Micro USB
A tripod Tripod  
Conversion Cables
  • HDMI-Thunder
  • Mini HDMI-VGA
  • Thunder-VGA
  • DVI-Thunder
  • Mini VGA-VGA
  • Mini HDMI – VGA/Micro
  • VGA – 30 PIN
  • Lightening – HDMI/USBC
  • HDMI
  • Lighting – USB
  • USB Lighting / 30 PIN / MicroUSB
  • HDMI – Micro HDMI
  • USB 2.0 – Micro
  • DVI – HDMI
  • USB 3.0 – Micro
  • RJ45 CAT6
  • HDMI – VGA
  • USBC – Lightning
  • USB – HDMI
  • VGA
  • USB Power Adapter
  • DVI – Display Port
  • USB Multicard Reader
A microphone Microphone

Studio quality high definition recording Mic. Perfect for pod-casting, home video voice-over, instant messaging, and music recording.

System Requirements:

• Vista, XP Home/Professional, 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
• USB 1.0 or 2.0
• Minimum of 64 MB of RAM

Mac OSX:
• Any version of Mac OSX
• USB 1.0 or 2.0
• Minimum of 64 MB of RAM

In-Lab Checkout Only - Keen Johnson Location

Photo Equipment Specs
Headphones Headphones  
a TI-83 calculator TI-83 Graphing Calculator -CPU: Zilog Z80 CPU, 6 MHz (TI-83, 83+), or 15 MHz (Silver Edition), or Inventec 6S1837 (TI-83+ revision A)[4]
-ROM (24 kB ROM)
-RAM: 32 kB RAM with 24 kB available for user data and programs (128 kB on Silver Edition, however the extra 96 kB is not user accessible by default, this extra memory is used in some Applications such as Omnicalc for a RAM recovery feature and a virtual calc)
-Display (Text: 16×8 characters normal font)
-Graphics: 96×64 pixels, monochrome LCD
-I/O (Link port, 9.6 kbit/s and 50 button built-in keypad)
-Power: 4 AAA batteries plus 1 CR 1616 or CR 1620 for backup
-Integrated programming languages: TI-BASIC, Assembly language and machine code. C requires a computer with a Z80 cross-compiler or an on-calc assembler.

Mac PCs

There are four new iMac desktops available for reservation. These have access to a color cloud printer printer and various drawing tablets. These PCs also contain the entire Adobe Creative Cloud.

See a Geek in the Innovation Center in Crabbe Library 103A to access the space with your EKU picture ID.

Frequently Asked Questions


Where can electronics be rented?
At the Geek desk in Keen Johnson (1st floor level by IT Service Desk).

What kind of devices are available?
Windows and Apple laptops, tablets (iPads/iPad minis/Windows tablet), multimedia equipment (cameras, camcorders, projectors, screens, GoPro, Microphones, headphones), and other miscellaneous equipment (Wacom, Conversion cables, selfie stick, calculators).

How long can a laptop be checked out?
Laptops (Windows & Mac) – 2 week 

Rechecks must be made in person. If there is a wait list for laptops, patrons will NOT be able to renew their laptop and will be asked to return them on the initial due date.

How long can other electronics be checked out?
Non-laptops have a 1-week checkout period. There are no rechecks. If a patron wants the equipment again, they must wait 24 hours before checking it out again to allow others an opportunity to use the equipment too.

If there is a wait list for the equipment, patrons will NOT be able to renew their laptops.

How long does it take to check out a device?
It typically takes 10-15 minutes. Patrons are expected to read the Loan Agreement, ensuring that the patron is aware of all policies concerning the devices.

How long does it take to recheck or check-in a device?
It typically typically takes 10-15 minutes for this too. That is why we stop this process 10 minutes before our end of day.

How do I know when my equipment is due?
You were given this information at checkout and are responsible for keeping up with it. We also send a courtesy email and make a courtesy phone call as reminders, but you are responsible even if you receive neither.

Are there fines for being late?
Yes. The fines are:

1st late fee Morning after due date (+$20) Total = $20
2nd late fee Morning, 7 days after due date (+$50) Total = $70
Replacement fee Morning, 14 days after due date
(+cost of equipment)
Total = $70 + $item equipment replacement fee

Being charged excessive late fees or a replacement fee will be a strike against a patron’s account, and a patron cannot checkout or recheck devices again.

How can I pay my late or replacement fees?
These are applied to your student bill.

Are laptops compatible with printers in the residence halls?
They are set up to use the cloud printers on campus. For the most up-to-date list of cloud printer release stations on campus, visit the EKU IT site.

When returning a laptop, can it be left at the library circulation desk or IT Service Desk?
No. All laptops must be handed back DIRECTLY to a Geek staff member behind the counter, never left on the counter or behind the counter to be found later. If there is a line, patrons must wait to be helped. Abandonment of a laptop or other device will count as a strike against a patron’s account, and a patron cannot checkout devices again.

Can software be installed on the computer?
It can if a restart is not required for the software use. Once a PC restarts, it returns to its original state.

Can someone else checkout equipment for me?
No. Our agreement legally binds you, and it is non-transferable.

Can someone else check in my check-out equipment for me?
Yes. But you are still legally bound for that equipment when you hand it over to the other person, and they return it. So, if they lose it or break it, you are still responsible.

How much does the program cost?
The program is funded partially by the Student Tech Fee and through late and replacement fees. This is why student needs come first. Faculty/staff should reach out to the IT Service Desk for equipment needs: 1-859-622-3000


IT Geeks

521 Lancaster Avenue
Keen Johnson Basement
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 859-622-GEEK (4335)

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