Assistive Technology Lending Library

Please contact Lending Library Managers to request a no-cost PATINS UPS Return Label. 

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  • The PATINS Lending Library suspended loan requests immediately upon the onset of school closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak threat. We will continue to modify our policy as needed to support stakeholders. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through new procedures for supporting Indiana stakeholders through the PATINS Lending Library.

    Current Loan Requests are being accepted. Please note these will be monitored for availability and shipping protocol.

    Loan Requests for the 2020-2021 school year will open July 1, 2020.

    Please contact Lending Library Managers with all questions regarding loans and shipping policies.

    We are pleased to provide the PATINS Lending Library, a no-cost service, that loans assistive technology devices, software, resource materials, etc., to school personnel at Indiana's Local Education Agencies. These items are shipped directly to your school. They are used for the purpose of preview and/or trial periods with students. Items are loaned for a six-week evaluation period. If you do not see an item that you would like to borrow in our catalog, please let us know.

    All requests for borrowing items from the Assistive Technology Lending Library must come to us directly from an Indiana public LEA employee for Indiana public school students. It has come to our attention that some Indiana public LEA’s are utilizing outside contractors (both in-state and out-of-state) for the provision of services that can include blind and low vision, speech, occupational therapy, physical therapy, behavior therapy, etc. PATINS values these service providers and the important work they are doing with Indiana students. However, we must require that all requests for PATINS and ICAM direct services, such as borrowing from our Lending Library, requesting a training, or requesting Accessible Educational Materials from the ICAM, come to us directly from an Indiana public LEA employee for Indiana public school students. Please contact us with any questions you might have.

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    PATINS cannot guarantee immediate delivery of requested equipment.  
    It is the school's responsibility to look for other avenues to obtain necessary
    equipment if it is required by an IEP and not available from PATINS.

    If you are looking for Apple Apps, please use this Google Document to search. If you need additional information about an app, once inside the document you can click on the Apple vendor link. You can borrow an iPad with apps, both paid and/or free apps or we can send apps directly to your device as long as it is not being managed by an MDM solution such as Filewave. Please contact us if you do not see an app that you are interested in and we can possibly add it to our listing.


  • Carrie Owens

    Carrie Owens

    SW Lending Library Manager
    Castle South Middle School
    3711 Casey Road
    Newburgh, IN 47630
    812-490-7928
    Email Carrie



    Sheri Schoenbeck.

    Sheri Schoenbeck

    NW Lending Library Manager
    NISEC
    2150 West 97th Place
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    219-662-6939
    Email Sheri






  • Please be assured that PATINS Lending Library will follow the strictest protocol for cleaning and disinfecting all loan requests before shipping to stakeholders.

    Current Loan Requests are being accepted. Please note these will be monitored for availability and shipping protocol. 

    Loan Requests for the 2020-2021 school year will open July 1, 2020.

    Please be extra mindful of proper hand hygiene while handling loans and transferring devices and items to students.

    lending library loan request QR code


  • What is PATINS Lending Library doing once loans are returned?

    All precautions necessary will be used when checking in loans. All returns will be dated upon receipt. Returns will not be opened for 3 to 5 days. There will be designated areas to process and clean loans. The use of proper hand hygiene as recommended per CDC guidelines will be adhered to.


    Please contact Lending Library Managers with all questions regarding loans and shipping policies.

    A short evaluation is required for each item borrowed from the PATINS Lending Library. The information you provide helps us offer better recommendations about equipment for future users and also to justify the time, effort and resources needed to maintain the Lending Library. You will find the evaluation using the link or QR code below.

    Lending Library Loan Evaluation Form*(opens new window)
    lending library loan evaluation QR code

    Please contact Lending Library Managers to request a no-cost PATINS UPS Return Label. 

    All current Lending Library loans from the 2019-2020 calendar year will be due
    no later than June 12, 2020, to allow stakeholders to either retrieve from their education buildings or from students’ homes. Please do not return loans other than by using a PATINS UPS return label (or you may be responsible for any lost packages). We have personally notified each stakeholder with current loans regarding the need to request a UPS shipping label once the loan has been retrieved and is ready to return. Please contact the PATINS Lending Library site manager that has contacted you regarding your loan.


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