Loan policies 2022-23

Please refer to the Procedures for Checkout Menu tab for specific directions on how to use the MRC Equipment Checkout this Fall.

Here are the updated standard loan policies for 2022-23:

Standard Loans:

All checkout loans are for 5 business days. 

The return of all checked out equipment is due back 1 hour before closing on the fifth business day

The MRC Checkout hours are:

Monday to Friday

8:30 AM-7:30 PM in Fall and Spring semesters.

9:00 AM-5:00PM for Wintersession and Summer

Renewals are not guarantied and are based on current inventory.

If you need equipment after your return, you will need to wait until the next day to pick up again. This will provide time for the equipment to be tested and made ready for checkout and maximize the available inventory for the RISD Community.

The current late fees are $10 per day flat fees

Late is defined as: Returned on the day following the return due date. (or later)

Laptop loans

RISD is continuing to offer three types of loans of laptops:

  1. Laptop loaner program: Semester long loans are available to those who have needs due to not owning a laptop, financial constraints, etc.
    • Staff and Faculty, Please send your inquiry for this type of qualifying loan directly to David Chandler, Supervisor, RISD Media Resources @ so that appropriate arrangements may be made.
  2. Repair loaners: RISD MRC has a small cache of dedicated loaners for those who are having their machine repaired. These loans are typically for 2-4 weeks.
  3. Standard loans: As with all checkout inventory, these loans are for 5 business days, at which time the equipment must be returned and may be rechecked depending upon availability.

You will need to sign the loan agreement when you pick up.

Please see the following documents for full Loan agreement forms