Loanable Equipment

NOTE: The User Research Center's equipment loans will be temporarily unavailable starting Monday, March 16th until further notice. Please reach out to us by email at libraryux@harvard.edu if you have any questions.

The User Research Center (URC) offers a variety of equipment for Harvard affiliates to use for user testing and digital accessibility projects within the Harvard community. Note that equipment is for usability and digital accessibility testing only and is not for personal use.

Some examples of when you might borrow equipment:

  • Perform on-the-spot user testing or user interviews in a location other than the User Research Center (URC) in Lamont Library.
  • Analyze tasks from a usability test, create recording clips, or review findings in your office or a local conference room.
  • Use assistive technology to review your digital product with a screen reader or screen magnification software.
  • Set up a test about/in a certain space, such as conducting a micro-feedback survey in a space with an iPad stand, running a wayfinding study with the wearable Tobii Pro Glasses 2 eye-tracking device, or conducting an observational study in your location.

Please note that equipment at the User Research Center is only to be used for long-term usability or accessibility-related projects and not for personal use or unrelated student work. If you need to borrow equipment for personal/short-term usage or for media-related projects, please visit Harvard Library's Tech Loans page.

View and Request the URC's Equipment

NOTE: The User Research Center's equipment loans will be temporarily unavailable starting Monday, March 16th until further notice. Please reach out to us by email at libraryux@harvard.edu if you have any questions.

Looking to use JAWS, ZoomText, or Fusion while working from home? Freedom Scientific is offering free access through August 31st, 2020. Download JAWS, ZoomText, or Fusion on Freedom Scientific's website.

View and request the User Research Center's equipment. Once you add equipment to your cart, you will complete the equipment request form at checkout. Please note that reservations must be made with a minimum 72 hours advance notice. If you have any questions about reserving the URC's equipment, please email us at libraryux@harvard.edu.