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Tech Lending Program (TLP)

The TLP circulates technology items to currently enrolled UC San Diego faculty, staff, and students. To ensure that users have the technological means to conduct research and complete coursework as efficiently and effectively as possible. TLP inventory consists mostly of frequently-requested items like device chargers, adapters (e.g., mini-HDMI to HDMI), flash drives, and headsets.  Non-electronic items include book stands and wrist rests. Browse the categories below for specific items.

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Where can I borrow tech items?

Checkout TLP items at Geisel and Biomedical Library Building's Service Areas. UC Library Search indicates where items are located. A valid UC San Diego ID is required.

How do I find out what TLP offers?

Do a keyword search in UC Library Search for what you want (e.g., Macbook charger, Garmin), or search for “Tech Lending Program” for a complete list of TLP inventory.

How long do TLP items circulate?

Almost all TLP items circulate for 24 hours. Periods when the desks are closed (e.g., during holiday campus closures) do not count toward an item's check-out. For instance, an item checked out the day before the Thanksgiving closure will not be due back until the next Sunday. We will tell you exactly what time your item is due. If you forget, you may check your library account online. Recalls for these items are not permitted.

Can I renew my checkout for TLP items?

TLP items may not be renewed. If demand permits, items may be checked out again upon return. No items will be checked in or out without having the item and attached tag present. 

Who can borrow TLP items?

This service is available only to currently-enrolled UC San Diego faculty, staff, and students.

What about copyright?

Be aware that reproduction or distribution of copyrighted works, including, but not limited to, images, text, or software, without permission of the owner is an infringement of U.S. Copyright Law and is subject to civil damages and/or criminal penalties including fines and imprisonment. By borrowing a Tech Lending item, you agree to understand and abide by copyright law in general, and the Library and campus copyright policy in particular.


Send questions, comments, and suggestions to TechLending@ucsd.edu.