University of Southern Indiana

Equipment Lending Service


Welcome back to a brand new school year!  Please keep us in mind as you begin to formulate your own lesson plans for students during this challenging time. The SwISTEM Equipment Lending Service lends a large assortment of laboratory equipment and math/ science manipulatives to educators in southwest Indiana, Henderson County in Kentucky, and Gallatin and White Counties in Illinois. We currently have over 1,000 pieces of equipment available, and we are eager to help you develop creative ways in which you can keep your students actively engaged in the STEM disciplines. Pick-up and delivery are available to all of the counties in the highlighted region located on the map below, and this service is entirely free! 

COVID-19 Mitigation Strategy

We understand the SwISTEM Equipment Lending Service is a valuable tool for many educators in our service area and have been working hard to craft the Return to Circulation Policy that reflects our commitment to the safety of our patrons and their students when participating in the Equipment Lending Service. This policy was created in collaboration with teachers, district administrators, and university staff. It addresses internal SwISTEM disinfection/isolation measures for equipment; on-site disinfection expectations for patrons; homeschool guidance; changes to delivery/pick-up protocol; and modifications to the SwISTEM Equipment Lending Inventory List.  Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our Return to Circulation Policy and the Modified SwISTEM Equipment Lending Service Inventory List prior to reserving equipment.  

COVID-19 SwISTEM Equipment Lending Service Return to Circulation Policy

Modified SwISTEM Equipment Lending Service Inventory List

SwISTEM Equipment Lending Service Information

Counties With Border

University of Southern Indiana Region Counties: Posey, Gibson, Knox, Pike, Vanderburgh, Warrick, Dubois, Spencer, Perry, and Crawford Counties in Indiana; White and Gallatin Counties in Illinois; and Henderson County in Kentucky. 

Using This Free Service

Our Equipment Lending Procedures page outlines the steps that you can take to bring the SwISTEM Equipment Lending Service into your classroom. 

Available Equipment

A searchable equipment database is available with in-depth descriptions and photographs of all of the resources we have to offer. Please note that for the time being some items are not available due to COVID-19 mitigation measures. Please check the Modified SwISTEM Equipment Lending Service Inventory List for equipment availability. 

Quick Reservations for the SwISTEM Region

For those patrons who are familiar with the items available through the SwISTEM Equipment Lending Service and would like to quickly initiate the reservation of equipment online, click the button below.


Quick Links

Patron Form

Guidelines for Appropriate Use

Curriculum and Instructional Assistance

Laboratory Activities

Equipment Lending Feed Back and Evaluation


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