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Equipment Loan Policy

Due Dates

  • All equipment is due back at the time specified and agreed upon at check-out. This is usually 72-hours from check-out.


  • Equipment may be renewed in person for a total of three consecutive check-outs.
  • Failure to officially renew an item will result in fines if the item is returned late.
  • Renewals are not guaranteed unless a reservation has been previously made.


  • Fines are assessed at $5 per hour or portion up to a daily maximum of $25
  • At the time of checkout, you will sign an agreement stating the return time for the equipment. If the equipment is not returned by that agreed upon time, fines will be charged to your account.

Broken/Lost Equipment

  • It will be the responsibility of the borrowing student to pay the replacement or repair cost on any equipment that is returned damaged or is not returned.


  • Items are the responsibility of the student who checks them out until they are checked in and verified by a One Stop Shop staff person.


  • If you make a reservation, you must contact us if you are unable to make it at the pre-arranged time OR you no longer want to borrow the equipment. If you repeatedly make reservations you do not honor, your reservation privileges will be suspended.

Equipment Loan Tips

  • You have the best chance of getting the equipment you want if you make a reservation. There is no limit to reservations/term unless the One Stop Shop staff feels that the privilege is being abused.
  • Most equipment goes out on Monday for a 3-day loan. That means it comes back Thursday. You have a chance of getting the equipment you want if you come by on a Monday or Thursday.
  • The One Stop Shop staff is happy to help you with any of our equipment - just ask!
  • If you're borrowing a video camera, you may need additional equipment to record or transfer data.  

Hours and Contacts

Monday,April 21 Forsyth will close at 10 pm because of no electricity

Spring Hours:
Sun:             1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon-Thurs: 7:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday:         7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat:            10:00 am - 5:00 pm

For current month(s) and detailed information, please select desired month under announcements (below).

Phone: 785.628.4434
Fax: 785.628.4096
Contacts Directory
Mailing Address:
   Forsyth Library
   600 Park Street
   Hays, KS 67601
Physical Address:

   502 South Campus Drive
   Hays, KS 67601-4099