Equipment Rental FAQ


What kind of equipment is available?
The Student Technology Equipment Rental Program has HP laptops with chargers, digital cameras, iPads, calculators, action cameras and digital projectors with screens available to check-out.

For more information, visit Equipment Rental.

How long can you rent equipment?

Most equipment can be rented daily, weekly (7 days), monthly, or by semester. At this time, Projectors and digital cameras cannot be rented for a semester. Digital Cameras also cannot be rented on a monthly basis. 

Who is eligible to rent from the Equipment Rental Program?

Main Campus Students and Faculty/Staff from NMSU main campus are eligible to rent with a valid driver’s license and NMSU student ID. Retired faculty/staff are also eligible for rental with a valid driver’s license and NMSU ID.

How do I pay to rent equipment?

We accept checks or money orders only. No cash, debit/credit card or use of your student account is accepted. Please make it payable to NMSU-TELE.  Payment is due at the time of the rental.

Where is the Equipment Rental Program located?

We are located in the Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center (HJULC) room 103.

What are your hours?

We are open from 8 AM – 5 PM, Monday – Friday during both Spring and Fall semesters. Our summer hours will vary and will be posted on our home page. Will are also closed on Holidays.

How can I request equipment ahead of time?

You can make a reservation at Equipment Reservation. Reservations are required to be made 24 hours in advance. Any reservations made less than 24 hours will not be guaranteed.

What software do the laptops have on them?
  • Microsoft Office 2013 (Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, InfoPath Designer, InfoPath Filler, Lync)
  • Adobe Acrobat DC
  • Sophos Anti-Virus
  • Adobe Reader 11
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge

Students can also install software on the laptops. The Equipment Rental Program cannot install additional software for students prior to rental.

What happens if I return equipment late?

Equipment not returned on time will be subject to late fees. Our late fee is $10 a day. Once the equipment is more than 5 days late, the student will be responsible for the cost to replace the equipment.

How long does the rental process take?

It takes up to 10 minutes to complete the paperwork and for the renter to read the rental agreement.

How long can you hold my equipment reservation?

Equipment must be picked up at the time requested. Equipment will be held for no longer than one business day.