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Welcome to the The Tech Desk

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The Tech Desk is staffed with friendly, knowledgeable Stanford students who are ready to help you. Whether you need a replacement computer, to check out equipment, or pick up a poster, The Tech Desk has you covered.

View our The Tech Desk hours and location.

For questions about our services, please stop by the Learning Hub, call us at 650-723-9407, or submit a help ticket.

Equipment Checkout

  • All loaner equipment is free for students to check out. 
  • All patrons must sign the Patron Agreement Form in advance of check out.
  • Most equipment is eligible for a 3-day checkout and due by 2pm on the due date. Late fees may apply. 
  • Longer term check-outs (Loaner laptops, iPads, portable monitors, and Apple Pencils) require a reservation before being picked-up. 
  • All reservations not picked up within 3 business hours of their scheduled start time, or before the time we close, will be automatically canceled.
  • Some equipment can be picked up ad-hoc by coming into The Tech Desk while inventory allows. 

Find a list of equipment you can reserve in advance at the Patron Portal.

The Tech Desk Support

How-To Guides

Guides are available for those who have questions on how to use equipment. 

Students can also take advantage of Stanford’s subscription to LinkedIn Learning, which has a wealth of instructional videos on digital media production as well as other topics. 

Visit Stanford LinkedIn Learning website to authenticate with your SUNet ID in order to access the subscription.


The Tech Desk and other Learning Technologies & Spaces student staff members periodically offer workshops in the Learning Hub. Keep an eye on our homepage or ask when you visit the Tech Desk.