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Explains how to make use of some popular (and also some little-known) services at NGL

How to Borrow LOTS of Stuff

Did you know that the library lends more than books? You can also borrow...

  • Molecular modeling kits, supporting study in organic chemistry.
  • Laptops, which can be used anywhere in the library building.
  • HDMI adapter cables, to connect a laptop to a monitor in a library group study room.
  • Whiteboard kits, with markers and erasers to use on dry-erase boards in library study spaces.
  • Calculators (scientific and graphing), which can be taken out of the library for use in class, on tests, on homework, etc. (Learn more)
  • Family Kits, full of toys and activities for different age ranges, to entertain your children in the library while you study. (Learn more)
  • Focused Study Kits, full of tools to help students with ADHD, dyslexia, or other reading or focus issues. (Learn more)


Follow these steps to borrow one of these items:

  1. Visit the Service Desk on the second floor of the library.
  2. Indicate what type of item you would like to borrow.
    • For adapter cables, bring your device to ensure compatibility.
  3. Swipe your Bearkat OneCard when prompted (or present your mobile Bearkat ID using the official SHSU app).
  4. Note the information the staff member provides about when the item is due.
  5. Return the item to the Service Desk on time to avoid late fines. (Don't use the book drops!)


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