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Equipment at the Pratt Institute Libraries


Please note that the Equipment Loan Office does not circulate equipment for the duration of the entire semester.

Standard Circulation

  • Patrons can stop by the office anytime during the office hours, without prior notice, and check out equipment in person.

  • The borrowing period for equipment is 2 business days.

  • Equipment borrowed on Thursdays can be returned on Monday.

  • Equipment borrowed on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays can be returned on Tuesday.

  • Equipment is due before 4pm on the due date

  • Borrowing may be renewed once, however, this is based on availability and not guaranteed. Renewal requests can be made by calling 718-636-3626. If you are unable to contact the office via phone, you may then email

  • Fines for late returns are $0.50 per item, per hour, or $12 per item, per day.

Extended Circulation

  • Patrons must submit a Special Request form beforehand, and wait for an approval email. 

  • Upon receiving an approval email, patrons can stop by the office on the date/time selected in the Special Request form.

  • The borrowing period for extended circulation may not exceed 2 weeks. 

  • Renewals are not permitted. 

  • Fines for late returns are $0.50 per item, per hour, or $12 per item, per day.


  • Equipment can be reserved in advance.

  • For equipment reservations, patrons can use the Special Request form, or call the office at 718-636-3626, or send an email to

  • Reservations can be made for both Standard and Extended circulations.

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