Technology Lending Library

OLITA council has established a Technology Lending Library to provide OLA members with an opportunity to explore new technologies in their libraries.

The current inventory consists of:

See the inventory and help page for technical details pertaining to our inventory, including model numbers and documentation.
To determine availability of inventory, send an e-mail to: Rachelle DesRochers

To submit a request, please use our online form.

Who May Borrow Items

Any OLA member in good standing may request items from the OLA Technology Lending Library. OLA members may choose to request a technology loan for their libraries or for themselves.  The number of items that may be borrowed and loan periods may differ depending on the type of loan.

All borrowers are asked to complete an exit survey after participating in this lending opportunity.

Loan Policy

For Libraries
  • A maximum of one of each item type may be borrowed per loan period,
  • or A pair of Makey Makey, Squishy Circuits, or Flip Video Cameras may be borrowed per loan period.
  • All items have a loan period of 12 weeks.
  • All items must be shipped back to the OLA Office (at the borrower’s expense) by the end of the 12 weeks.
  • Items may be renewed if there are no other standing requests to borrow.
For individual members
  • A maximum of one of each item type may be borrowed per loan period.
  • All items have a loan period of 12 weeks.
  • All items must be shipped back to the OLA Office (at the borrower’s expense) by the end of the 12 weeks.
  • Items may be renewed if there are no other standing requests to borrow.

Shipping

OLA will cover the shipping cost of sending the library items (one way only) to the borrower. The OLA will ship to the borrower via our preferred carrier.
The borrower is responsible for return shipping costs, and must ship using a method that includes a tracking number. Borrowers may also pick up and/or drop off library items at the OLA office directly.
Items will ship from, and be tracked by, the OLA office. 

Contact

E-mail: Rachelle DesRochers
Phone:  416.363.3388 or  1.866.873.9867
FAX:  416.941.9581 or   1.800.387.1181

Shipping address:
Ontario Library Association
Attn: OLA Technology Lending Library
2 Toronto Street, 3rd Floor
Toronto, ON M5C 2B6