Library and Stockroom

SMATE Resource Library of Tools for Teaching Science

A growing searchable listing of both the books and the equipment in the SMATE Learning Resource Center and the stockroom can be found at the following link

SMATE Resource Loans

Thank you for being a good steward of university equipment.  Your care and prompt return will assure that other students, faculty, and staff will be able to use this equipment in the future. Our goal is to make equipment available to as many people as possible throughout each day.   You can assist by picking up and returning equipment on time.

Following are some loan procedures and policies that borrowers should know. By checking out equipment from  SMATE, you agree to the following terms.

Important Information:

Photo ID is required for resource checkout. Please use the equipment in a careful manner and as intended for academic pursuits and campus events. The borrower agrees to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws, university policies, the equipment manual, and the terms and conditions relating to the possession, use, or maintenance of the equipment.

Please return all equipment in the same condition as originally loaned. The borrower assumes all responsibility for any damage, loss or theft of equipment and accessories checked out. All costs associated with the loss, theft, or damage of the equipment while on loan shall be the sole obligation of the borrower.

Replacement charges will be based on the cost of parts and labor to repair the equipment and consideration of “normal wear and tear,” or the current cost of replacing the unit, as determined by SMATE.  

Failure to return the equipment at the scheduled return time may result in a fine, and/or the loss of future loan privileges  as determined by SMATE.

In addition, SMATE has implemented late fees. The fees will be  $12/day late fee for high demand/value items and a $2/day late for for low demand/value.  It is the borrower’s responsibility to know if their items fall in this late fee category.

Compound Microscope
Book shelf with Hawk on top
Shelves of curriculum books
An aisle in the stockroom, with supplies in blue containers
Shelves holding Chemistry glassware
Shelf of large red boxes containing kits