Equipment Loan Policy
Equipment Available for checkout:
The NMC has over 700 items available for circulation. Our goal is to serve currently enrolled students, staff, and faculty with media related services and general technology needs. Device check out is available through free loan services for those who abide in full with our loan policy listed in the next section. For those who have a general academic need, we can provide laptops and laptop peripherals. Students, staff, and faculty who may have more of a presentation focus can check out a rock blocker speaker, extension cables, an easel and many other items. We also cover the need for A/V equipment related to video production for basic and intermediate users. A brief list of some of our available items in circulation can be found here: Equipment available for checkout. When checking out equipment, you will be considered a “borrower” of our equipment on loan to you.
Check your My Library Account for any potential concerns like late fees or overdue equipment. You can also bookmark this link to view at any point for materials loaned from the Circulation Desk or from us at the New Media Center. Log-in with your VSU credentials after selecting "Valdosta Students, Faculty & Staff." (PICKUP REQUESTS AND RENEWALS ARE ONLY ABLE TO BE REQUESTED USING THE BORROWER AGREEMENT REQUEST FORM)
Borrower Agreement Request Form - BLAZERLINK
This borrower agreement form needs to be completed to be considered for reservation of NMC equipment. The completion of this form is not a guarantee for the equipment requested. The individual requesting equipment using this form is the person who should arrive during the designated pick up time and date with their VSU 1-Card or your State ID. The equipment held for the patron will be forfeited if it is not picked up starting the hour after the designated pick up time. Pickup location is found inside the New Media Center. The NMC is located on the 1st floor of Odum Library by the periodical section.
To be approved the following must be true. 1.) You are in good standing with the Library (i.e. you have no fees or fines on your ALMA account, which is what the library uses to loan books and media materials). 2.) The equipment requested is available to be loaned. 3.) There are no missing fields to determine what your needs are. 4.) You are a current VSU enrolled student, staff, or faculty member. You will be notified that this request has been approved or declined via email on the day you marked as pickup date on your request submission.
Equipment can be returned by a friend or colleague. However, we will not provide equipment to anyone, except the person approved on this form. This is why it is critical to have your VSU 1-Card or State ID on you when you arrive for pickup.
There are equipment items that are eligible for renewal. These items will be labeled as such on the form. Renewals are not a guarantee. This request form must be made before the due date to be considered for renewals. A maximum of 2 renewals will be allowed for items which can be renewed, as indicated on this request form. More information is clarified on the form itself.
The NMC hours of operation are located on our website at www.valdosta.edu/media.
Complete the General Borrower Agreement form here: https://valdosta.presence.io/form/nmc-borrower-agreement.
Special Conditional Forms:
Faculty/Staff Laptop Request - Blazerlink
Faculty and staff have access to their own laptop pool thanks to the joint efforts of IT, eLearning and the NMC. This form is to be used for Faculty who are teaching online, staff and faculty going to conferences, and for remote learning content creation. There are a limited supply of laptops for this purpose, thus making this request will not guarantee access to the requested material.
Payment of Late Fees or Lost/Damaged Fines:
Paying Online: tinyurl.com/nmc-market
Please note: To complete a transaction using this webportal you will need to know what you owe. At this time, only late fees can be paid using the online portal. If you have a hold on your Banner account, then you will need to pay the replacement fee, damage repair fee or both as shown in your Banner account. Replacement fees must be paid using cash, check or money order.
Note: Having any fines or fees on your ALMA account prevents you from checkout of equipment from the NMC. You can request for the amount due by contacting the NMC at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us at 229.333.5863 during our hours of operation. You can Check your My Library Account to see if you have any late fees or fines on your account.
Paying in Person:
Fines can be paid in person at the New Media Center. We take cash and check only. We will not accept starter checks.
Paying by mail:
Fines can be paid via mail.
Mail the check/ money order to the following address.
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta, GA 31698
Odum Library New Media Center