University of Southern Indiana

Equipment Lending Service


Welcome back to a brand new school year!   The SwISTEM Equipment Lending Service lends a large assortment of laboratory equipment and math/ science manipulatives to educators in southwest Indiana, Henderson County in Kentucky, and Gallatin and White Counties in Illinois. We currently have over 1,000 pieces of equipment available, and we are eager to help you develop creative ways in which you can keep your students actively engaged in the STEM disciplines. Pick-up and delivery are available to all of the counties in the highlighted region located on the map below, and this service is entirely free!   We deliver to your school, and you can borrow materials for a 2-week Lending Period.  We can extend this period on occasion-- just ask!

SwISTEM Equipment Lending Service Information

Counties With Border

University of Southern Indiana Region Counties: Posey, Gibson, Knox, Pike, Vanderburgh, Warrick, Dubois, Spencer, Perry, and Crawford Counties in Indiana; White and Gallatin Counties in Illinois; and Henderson County in Kentucky. 

Using This Free Service

Our Equipment Lending Procedures page outlines the steps that you can take to bring the SwISTEM Equipment Lending Service into your classroom. 

Available Equipment

A searchable equipment database is available with in-depth descriptions and photographs of all of the resources we have to offer.   We also have a Printable Equipment List.

Quick Reservations for the SwISTEM Region

For those patrons who are familiar with the items available through the SwISTEM Equipment Lending Service and would like to quickly initiate the reservation of equipment online, click the button below.


Quick Links

Patron Form

Guidelines for Appropriate Use

Curriculum and Instructional Assistance

Laboratory Activities

Equipment Lending Feed Back and Evaluation


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