IS&T maintains a limited pool of computing equipment available for loan to eligible MIT students, faculty, and staff. Note that there are separate options and loan request forms for students and for faculty and staff. Allow one to two weeks for delivery.

Available To 
Students, Faculty, Staff

Benefits and key features

Available for students:

  • Laptops (Apple, Dell) for temporary use
  • iPad bundle available only for undergraduates and those graduate students working as teaching assistants for undergraduate classes

Available for faculty and staff:

*Note: Choose the wireless lavalier (lapel) microphone) if you are an instructor who needs one for use with IS&T's Lightweight Lecture Capture Pilot program.

Tabletop microphones provide audio for a computer; lavalier microphones can be used with a computer or with IS&T's Lightweight Lecture Capture equipment. Neither are intended for use with in-room audio amplification. For in-room amplification needs, contact MIT Audiovisual Services.


  • Students requesting equipment must be currently enrolled.
  • Faculty and staff must provide a valid Institute cost object, which will be used for tracking purposes only, and will not be charged.

Getting started

alert icon   Important: There are separate options and request forms for students and for faculty and staff. Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.

Students: There are two equipment loan programs for MIT Students.

Faculty and staff: Log in using Touchstone and complete the computing equipment loan request for faculty and staff. Note: Choose "wireless lavalier microphone" if you need one for the Lightweight Lecture Capture Pilot.


Visit our service portal to view or update your loan request as well as any active support ticket you have.