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Equipment for loan

The Library provides a wide range of equipment available for loan. Please read the following guidelines carefully before checking out.

 

Eligibility

  • Headphones, Laptops and Tablets: 
    • Holders of valid HKU Libraries borrower card
  • Headphones (for noise cancelling) and other equipment: 
    • Current HKU student and staff 
  • Borrower's account must be in good standing without being blocked by outstanding fines or suspension

 

Term of Services

  • This service is on a "first come first served" basis.
  • First-time borrowers are required to read and sign equipment loaning agreement form, which will allow them to borrow the equipment for the current academic year.
  • All equipment borrowed must be collected and returned by the borrowers within the due date (30 minutes before the closing of the Libraries).
  • Renewals, recalls or reservation service are not available.
  • All equipment borrowed must be used only on the University campus for academic and/or educational purpose unless otherwise agreed in advance.
  • Booking of equipment from HKU Faculty/Department can be made in advance via email at libcir@hku.hk.

 

Responsibilities of Borrowers

  • Borrowers have to examine the physical conditions of the equipment upon each checkout and Borrowers should report any defects or malfunctions to the duty staff immediately.
  • Borrowers should turn off the equipment before returning to the service counter.
  • All equipment borrowed must be used and handled with care, breakage may be chargeable.
  • Borrowers should ensure safety and security of the equipment. Do not leave the device unattended. Borrowers are fully responsible for taking care of the devices and/or accessories they borrowed and liable for the cost of repair or replacement if there is any damage, loss or theft to the equipment.
  • Complying with The University of Hong Kong Statement of Ethics on Computer Use when using the equipment.

 

Damage or Loss of Equipment

  • Headphones:
    • A fine of $5 per day will be charged to borrowers for late return with a maximum fine of $25.
  • Headphones (for noise cancelling) and other equipment:
    • A fine of $500 per day will be charged to borrowers for late return with a maximum fine of $2,500.
  • All equipment overdue for 5 days will be assumed lost. A repair fee will be levied for damaged equipment. The replacement charges for the equipment are subject to the list prices from suppliers.

 

Available Equipment Includes

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  • Headphones
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  • Laptops (MacBook Pro, PC Laptops)

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360 Degree Cameras

 

Ricoh Theta V

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Content of the case includes:

  • RICOH THETA V device
  • Protective case
  • USB-Micro HDMI cable

Quantity: 1

Loan period: 1 day (30 mins before the closing of the library)

Overdue fines: $500/day, not renewable

Pickup at: Lending Services Counter (2/F, Main Library)

 

Details

The Ricoh Theta V Spherical 360-degree 4K Digital Camera captures 360° stills images and videos with high resolution and highly precise stitch image processing.

  • 4K compatible high resolution 360° videos and spherical images
  • Equipped with a 4-channel microphone to create VR compatible spatial audio
  • Bluetooth and wireless LAN dual communication to connect downloadable apps on smartphones/laptops

 

Specification:

  • File size (still images): 5376×2688
  • File size and frame rate (videos and live streaming): up to 3840 × 1920, 29.97 fps
  • Internal memory: Approx. 19GB (over 4000 images or about 40 minutes of 4K video)

 

Camera Layout:

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Resources and Apps Download

 

Audio/visual equipment

 

AKG K512 headphones 200u

 

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Quantity: 4

Loan period: 1 day (30 mins before the closing of the library)

Overdue fines: $5/day, not renewable

Pickup at: Lending Services Counter (2/F, Main Library)

 

AKG K514 headphones 200u

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Quantity: 1

Loan period: 1 day (30 mins before the closing of the library)

Overdue fines: $5/day, not renewable

Pickup at: Lending Services Counter (2/F, Main Library)

 

 

BOSE Quietcomfort 35 II Headphones

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Content of the case includes:

  • Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II
  • USB charging cable
  • Audio cable
  • Carrying case

Quantity: 1

Loan period: 1 day (30 mins before the closing of the library)

Overdue fines: $500/day, not renewable

Pickup at: Lending Services Counter (2/F, Main Library)

Details

BOSE QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II are engineered with renowned noise cancellation.

  • Bose AR via a firmware update through the Bose Connect app
  • Bluetooth and Near Field Communication (NFC) pairing to connect downloadable apps on smartphones/tablets/laptops

 

Configuration:

  • Headphones in black: 18 cm H x 17 cm W x 8.1 cm D (0.24 kg)
  • Audio cable: 1.2 m
  • USB cable: 30.5 cm​

 

Layout:

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Resources and Apps Download

  • User manual
  • Download dedicated apps “Bose Connect”
    • ​Easily connect to and switch between multiple mobile devices with a single swipe
    • Set up the Action button
    • Share music with friends
    • Customize your headphone experience:
      - Name your headphones
      - Select a voice prompt language or disable voice prompts
      - Change the noise cancelling mode
      - Adjust the standby timer
    • Access the product tour and help
 

Laptops

 

MacBook Pro

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Quantity: 2

Loan period: 1 day (30 mins before the closing of the library)

Overdue fines: $500/day, not renewable

Pickup at: Dental Library and Music Library

 

Details

Configuration:

  • Hardware
    • Intel Core i7 2.2GHz CPU
    • 16GB RAM
    • 15-inch Retina display
    • Intel Iris Pro
  • Software
    • Mac OS Sierra (English)
    • MS Office 2016 (Excel, OneNote, Power Point, Word)
    • Endnote X8
    • Sophos System Protection

View more information at Laptop/Tablet Loaning Program

 

 

 

Dell latitude E5470 laptop

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Quantity: 17

Loan period: 1 day (30 mins before the closing of the library)

Overdue fines: $500/day, not renewable

Pickup at: Lending Services Counter (2/F, Main Library), Dental library,
Education Library, Law Library and Medical Library

 

Details

Configuration:

  • Hardware
    • Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6600U CPU @ 2.60GHz, 2801 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    • 8G RAM
    • 256GB hard disk
    • 14-inch display
    • Fixed & wireless network Interface
    • SD/MMC card reader and DVD
  • Software
    • Windows 10
    • MS Office 2016 (Access, Excel, Groove, InfoPath, OneNote, PowerPoint, Proofing, Publisher, Skype, Word)
    • Endnote X8
    • Sophos System Protection
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader
    • Realtek Audio CoM components

View more information at Laptop/Tablet Loaning Program

 

 

Tablets

 

iPad2

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Quantity: 15

Loan period: 1 day (30 mins before the closing of the library)

Overdue fines: $500/day, not renewable

Pickup at: Lending Services Counter (2/F, Main Library), Dental library,
Education Library, Law Library, Medical Library and Music Library

 

Details

Configuration:

  • 16GB RAM
  • Wi-Fi
  • App bundled from Apple like Safari, iTunes, FaceTime and Photos etc

 

View more information at Laptop/Tablet Loaning Program

 

VR Headset Kit

 

HTC VIVE Pro

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Content of the case includes:

  • Headset
  • Wireless Adaptor
  • TV Remote Control
  • Controller x2
  • Power Bank x2
  • USB Cable

Quantity: 1

Loan period: 1 day (30 mins before the closing of the library)

Overdue fines: $500/day, not renewable

Pickup at: Lending Services Counter (2/F, Main Library)

 

Details

A HMD (Head mounted display) and controller kit that uses dual handheld controllers, and motion tracking sensors, to allow room-scale virtual reality experiences and games. Users can experience the quality VR environment with interaction by controllers.

 

Resources