New Technology Checkout Service Now Open on North Campus in the DC

Poster for North Campus Technology Checkout service located in the Duderstadt Center

We are pleased to announce a collaboration between CoE, LSA, and the Duderstadt Center to expand the LSA checkout service to the campus-wide University community by creating  a checkout location in the Duderstadt Center. The North Campus Technology Checkout (NCTC) offers the ability to check out equipment and receive consulting on how to use it.

More than 90 devices and kits are available for loan through a new, streamlined checkout system. Items such as laptops, tablets, cameras, video and audio recording kits, XR devices and more can be reserved by faculty, students, and staff. Note that some equipment may be restricted to specific departments or groups and/or may require the user to complete orientation prior to the loan.

Photo of NCTC Video and Still Camera Kit
Photo of NCTC Mobile Production kit components

In addition, consultants will be on-hand to assist users with making equipment reservations and determining ideal product selection for each need. Located in Groundworks, on the first floor of the Duderstadt Center, the North Campus Technology Checkout (NCTC) is a resource provided by LSA Technology Services in collaboration with CAEN and Digital Media Commons (DMC).

Frequently Asked Questions – North Campus Technology Checkout

What is NCTC?
An equipment loan and reservation center on the University of Michigan North Campus.

When will NCTC begin operating?
The North Campus Technology Checkout opened on August 28.

Where is NCTC located?
1315 Duderstadt Center, in Groundworks 

What are the business hours of NCTC?
Beginning August 28, 2023, NCTC will be open Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm, and Sunday: Noon-6pm; closed Saturday.

Who can borrow equipment from NCTC?
Generally, equipment loan is available to CoE & LSA faculty, students, and staff. In addition, some equipment is also available to the campus-wide university community. However, some equipment is restricted to specific department or group use, and/or may require the user to complete orientation prior to loan. Equipment resources are designated into four levels of access (Level I, Level 2, Level 3, or Level 4), as specified in each item’s description. All Level 1 classified items will be available to anyone. See here for more information on level classifications.     

How long can equipment be checked out from NCTC?
The duration of the loan depends on the Equipment Level of the item. Each item is denoted as Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, or Level 4. Many items have a loan duration of 72 hours (3 days), as specified in the item’s description. 

Why would I borrow equipment from NCTC?
Equipment can be checked out to support your research, coursework, class project, or other personal/group technology needs. With more than 90 items available (from cameras and laptops, to XR devices, audio recording kits, and more) the NCTC offers product consultation as well as a convenient location to pick up/drop off your reserved equipment.     

Where can I view a list of items available for loan?
The campus-wide library of equipment, including NCTC gear, can be viewed in this online catalog:
Technology Library Equipment Loan Catalog (managed by LSA Technology Services)
(Note to previous users of the DMC Equipment Checkout in Groundworks – those equipment kits are available through NCTC and can also be previewed here: NCTC Equipment Checkout)

Who can I contact for more information?
For equipment requests or equipment already in circulation, please reach out to or by phone at 734-615-0100, Prompt 2.