UWB Information Technologies Helpdesk

Equipment Circulation Service


The University of Washington Bothell Information Technologies (UWB IT) Helpdesk Equipment Circulation Service allows current UWB student, staff, and faculty to check out state-owned equipment for university use (academic or professional) for a set amount of time, free of charge.

As the equipment circulated by the UWB IT Helpdesk is purchased with state funds, it is only authorized to be used for official university work as well as for university academic use. No personal use is authorized.

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Who can use this service
How can you start using this service
The Terms of Use Agreement
User financial responsibility
Where can you access this service
When can you use this service
What equipment is available through this service



Who can use this service?

You must be a current University of Washington Bothell student, faculty, or staff member to register for and utilize this service. University of Washington students form the Tacoma or Seattle campuses must be enrolled in a course at the UW Bothell campus at the time of check out in order to be eligible to utilize this service. UWB IT will verify enrollment prior to accessing or using this service.

All users must come in person to the UWB IT Helpdesk to check out equipment. Your valid UW Husky card is required to check out equipment. You may not check out equipment using another person's Husky card.


How can you start using this service?

Before you can check-out any equipment, you must first read and sign our Terms of Use Agreement. You can, and are encouraged, to sign this digital contract before arriving at the UWB IT Helpdesk. Completing this form ahead of time will reduce your personal wait time at the Helpdesk. You only need to submit this form once and it will remain valid throughout your use of this service. If there are changes made by UWB IT, you will be notified to resubmit this contract. You may also view the details of the Terms of Use Agreement here.

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User financial responsibility:

Equipment is free to checkout but fines and/or account holds will apply for late, lost, stolen or damaged equipment. Please review more detailed information regarding equipment replacement costs.


Where can you access this service?

All equipment must be checked out in person at the UWB IT Helpdesk. You must present your UW Husky card at the time of check-out. The Helpdesk is located within the library on the second floor (directly above the University Bookstore/Food for Thought) in room LB2-218.

Campus map of UWB IT Heldesk location


When can you use this service?


Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter, and Spring Quarter
Monday through Thursday: 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Summer Quarter
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Please note equipment is unavailable for circulation during the school breaks (also known as the interim). This is so we may perform necessary maintenance.

Equipment is also not available to take outside of the United States. The primary function of this service is to provide support for on-campus work and academics.


What equipment is available through this service?

Click here for a full list of our circulating equipment with pictures and descriptions.

Click here for more information on equipment loan times, equipment demand, and equipment replacement costs




Equipment Circulation Service Update

We have a new and improved circulation system to help better serve our patrons! In addition, we have a new way of signing our Terms of Use Agreement that will streamline your experience at the UWB IT Helpdesk.

Click here for more information.


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Available Equipment

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