With the events surrounding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), BLaST IU17 has decided that, in an abundance of caution, we will be closing our Innovation Lending Library until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and your students. Please know that this decision has been made with the health and safety of each of you and your students in mind.
Please continue to browse our selection and visit the site for updates for reopening of our Lending Library.
Thank you for your understanding in this matter.
Innovation Lending Library
We are thrilled to share our lending library with you and encourage you to take full advantage of all of the items we have available. As we continue to add to our inventory, we will keep this page updated. Below you will find some of our larger items and some of the books we have available to borrow. We are still inventorying a very large selection of books so stop in to see the whole collection. School district administration, faculty, and staff, affiliated with IU 17, can check out items from the Lending Library. Borrowing from our library is free and a maximum of 1 kit may be checked out at one time. The checkout period for all items is 3 weeks. If you need additional time, please call or e-mail to request an extension. If no one is waiting for the item, a 3 week extension may be granted.
An Instructional Technology Specialist is available to provide in-class demonstrations and modeling with students, as well as professional development with teachers and administrators.
Borrowing & Returning
Borrowers can visit the lending library in the Williamsport Office. All items must be checked out with the IU receptionist and the borrower must furnish their district email. All materials can be returned to the Williamsport or Canton office.
Each borrower assumes full responsibility for all items borrowed and for adhering to lending library policies concerning loan periods. IU 17 may charge up to the full cost of the item for any items that are lost, stolen or damaged.