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About NCTC

The North Campus Technology Checkout offers a variety of technology tools and equipment for loan through a new, streamlined checkout system. Items such as laptops, tablets, cameras, audio recording kits, XR devices and more can be reserved by faculty, students, and staff.

In addition, team members are on hand to assist users with making equipment reservations and determining ideal product selection for each need. Located in Groundworks, on the first floor of the Duderstadt Center, the North Campus Technology Checkout (NCTC) is a resource provided by LSA Technology Services in collaboration with CAEN and Digital Media Commons (DMC).

This partnership and equipment loan expansion provides users with access to technology equipment needed to support their coursework, and with prior arrangement, will avail users the option to return and check-out at other LSA Technology Services Service Center locations across north and central campus.

Hours and Location

Fall/Winter Hours:
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon-6:00 p.m. (closed Saturday)

1315 Duderstadt Center, in Groundworks 
2281 Bonisteel
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Contact Us

For equipment requests or questions, please email or phone 734-615-0100, Prompt 2.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is NCTC?
An equipment loan and reservation center on the University of Michigan North Campus

When did NCTC begin operating?
August 28, 2023

Where is NCTC located?
1315 Duderstadt Center, in Groundworks 

Where can I view a list of items available for loan?
Visit the Equipment Loan Catalog to view items currently available for loan. The catalog will be continuously updated when new/additional items are added to the inventory.  

What are the business hours of NCTC?
Fall hours are Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., and Sunday: Noon-6:00 p.m. (closed Saturday)

Who can borrow equipment from NCTC?
Generally, equipment loan is available to College of Engineering & LSA faculty, students, and staff. In addition, some equipment is also available to the campus-wide university community. However, some equipment is restricted to specific department or group use, and/or may require the user to complete orientation prior to loan. Equipment resources are designated into four levels of access (Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, or Level 4), as specified in each item’s description. All Level 1 classified items will be available to anyone. Refer to the Explanation of Classifications for specifics about each level.     

How long can equipment be checked out from NCTC?
The duration of the loan depends on the Equipment Level of the item. Each item is denoted as Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, or Level 4. Many items have a loan duration of 72 hours (3 days), as specified in the item’s description.

Why would I borrow equipment from NCTC?
Equipment can be checked out to support your research, coursework, class project, or other personal/group technology needs. With over 90 types of items available (from cameras and laptops, to XR devices and audio recording kits and more) the NCTC can advise on device selection and provide an orientation to using devices. It also provides a convenient location to pick up/drop off your reserved equipment.     

Who can I contact for more information?
For equipment requests or questions, please email or phone 734-615-0100, Prompt 2.