McMaster University

Borrowing a Projector - FAQs

Who can borrow the data projector?

All McMaster students with a valid McMaster ID card may borrow the data projector from the Health Sciences Library. You will be asked to read and sign the Data Projector Borrower Agreement.

Where can I borrow the data projector?

From the Service Desk in the Health Sciences Library.

What is the loan period?

The data projector can be borrowed for a period of three hours and cannot be removed from the library. The projector must be returned by the time due or one hour before Library closing time, whichever is sooner (NO exceptions).

The projector will be loaned on a first come, first served basis or it can be reserved up to one week in advance by students enrolled in the Faculty of Health Sciences education programs. A valid Faculty of Health Sciences photo ID card indicating program of study must be presented with a valid student ID card at the time of the booking. Reservations can only be made in person at the Service Desk. No telephone or online reservations will be accepted.

The projector cannot be renewed.

Fines for late returns are $20 per hour to a maximum of $250 per day. Data projectors not returned by the end of the day will be considered lost and you will be billed for the replacement cost of $1500 plus a non-refundable administration fee of $25.

What comes with the data projector?

The data projector comes in a carrying case with a projector cable and a power cord.

  • Projector 1:     VGA cable and HDMI Cable
  • Projectors 2/3: VGA cable only
Can I borrow an Apple adapter to use with the projector?

The following Apple adapters can be borrowed from the Service Desk for a three hour loan and cannot be removed from the library:

  • iPad adapter: For use with an iPad to plug into a projector.
  • Mini display adapter: For use with an Apple laptop to plug into a projector.

Users are expected to know what adapter they will need for their Apple device or laptop.

Fines for late returns are $20 per hour to a maximum of $250 per day. Apple adapters not returned by the end of the day will be considered lost and you will be billed for the replacement cost of $75 plus a non-refundable administration fee of $25.

Who is responsible for theft or damage to the data projector?

You are! Please do not leave the data projector unattended at any time. You are responsible for the full repair or replacement cost of up to $1500 for the projector signed out to you. By signing the Data Projector Borrower Agreement, you acknowledge fiscal responsibility for the projector you have checked out. If any pieces accompanying the projector are not returned (e.g. the power cord) you will be charged the cost of replacing the item(s) plus a $25 non-refundable administration fee.

Where do I return the data projector?

Data projectors are to be returned to the Service Desk in the Health Sciences Library at the time they are due or one hour before Library closing, whichever is sooner (no exceptions).

Where else on campus can I borrow a data projector or book a projector?

Classroom Audiovisual Services (CAVS) also lends equipment including data projectors which can booked in advance. Please visit their website for details: Classroom Audiovisual Services.

What if I need help?

The expectation is that you will be self-directed in using the projector and are familiar with laptops and perpherals.

For technical assistance or hardware problems, questions should be directed to the Health Sciences Library systems support. Hours of support are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For assistance with using library databases or resources, visit the Service Desk in the Health Sciences Library.

Please contact Neera Bhatnagar if you have any question or comments about our Data Projector Lending Program. Your feedback is important to us.