University of Southern Indiana

Equipment Lending Procedures

  1. Complete and return the SwISTEM Patron Form.  Educators in both regions must complete this form and return it before equipment may be loaned.

  2. Select the equipment that you would like use. 
    SwISTEM Region Equipment List    
    Crane Region Equipment List

  3. Complete the appropriate reservation form.  
    SwISTEM Equipment Lending Request Form 
    Crane STEM Outreach Equipment Lending Request Form 


    You may contact the SwISTEM Resource Center at USI or the Crane STEM Outreach Team by phone or e-mail.

    Paige Walling
    SwISTEM Services Supervisor

    Patrice Allen
    Crane STEM Circulation Coordinator

  4. Inform us of the date for which you will need the equipment. Since equipment is lent on a first-come, first-served basis, please make your requests as early as possible. At least one week notice is required to ensure timely receipt.

  5. The SwISTEM Resource Center will confirm your delivery and pick-up dates. Those teachers requesting equipment in the Crane service region must pick up and retrieve equipment at the WestGate Academy, 13598 East WestGate Drive, Odon, IN  47562.

  6. Equipment is generally loaned in two-week increments, but we are flexible whenever possible.  Equipment loaned to home school educators is loaned for one-week increments.  

  7. Equipment will be scheduled for pick-up (USI region) or return to WestGate Academy (Crane region).

  8. Patrons are asked to complete a short, on-line post check-out evaluation once equipment is retrieved.

Contact Allison Grabert


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