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Device Loan

How to Borrow a Device


  • Identify the device you would like to borrow; OR
  • Identify the reason for a loan, such as help with seeing printed text, hearing the TV, or remembering to take medication.


  • Contact STAR or one of the partners listed below.

Types of Loans

Short-Term Loans

Short-term device loans are for 30-days or less and allow consumers to try a device or software program before buying. Short-term device loans may also be used to fill-in for a device that is being repaired or while waiting for delivery of a newly-purchased device.

Device loans give consumers the opportunity to:

  • Try a device in a real life environment
  • Collect data substantiating that the device meets the consumer's needs
  • Use data to justify a funding request
  • Use as a short-term loaner while a personal device is being repaired
  • Understand training and support needs associated with device or software
  • Make an informed purchasing decision

Although there is no charge for a device loan, customers are asked to complete this short survey.

Open-Ended Loans

Open-ended device loans provide previously used equipment to Minnesotans who otherwise would not have access to assistive technology. These are long-term loans, which do not have a set return date and are helpful when the borrower needs a device for more than 30-days. Once the borrower no longer needs the device, it must be returned to the loan program.

For more information or to request a loan, contact STAR or one of our device loan partners listed below.

Check out STAR's New Searchable Device Database!

STAR's Searchable Device Database: search for a device by product type and location.

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