Lending Library

Lending Library Re-opening

The lending library will be open beginning on May 21st with a few changes to the normal procedure: 

  • Devices will only be shipped out on Thursdays.
  • All loans will need administrator approval since the devices will most likely be used in students' homes. 
  • If you would like, devices can be shipped to a student's home address. Please indicate this address during the check out process. This will require a signature upon delivery from UPS and an adult will need to check the inventory list to make sure all items were received and in good condition. If there is a discrepancy, they can email [email protected] per the loan agreement. 

If you have items you would like to return, you can ship them to:

Attn: Alt+Shift
1013 US Highway 27
St. Johns, MI 48879

Please do not ship back to the Alt+Shift office since we are unable to receive packages at this time. 

Effective implementation of assistive technology begins with a thorough assessment of student needs. A multidisciplinary team, comprised of parents, students and professionals, must focus on student needs, tasks he/she is expected to complete and alignment of tools to support the needs and achievement of tasks and goals.

The Alt+Shift Lending Library contains assistive technology equipment and software that is available to Michigan’s PK-12 public schools and affords districts the opportunity to try assistive technology with a student who has an Individualized Education Program (IEP) to assess effectiveness at meeting their needs prior to purchase. Length of loan will vary depending on individual plans for data collection and consideration of assistive technology needs.

Institutes of higher education (IHEs)/educator preparation institutions (EPIs) are able to borrow assistive technology equipment and/or software from the lending library for a period of one week for the purpose of exposing university students entering the educator profession to options for addressing the needs of students with disabilities.

NOVA Chat 10 Plus

NOVA Chat 10 Plus with IVONA

Large display communication device that includes Chats software on an Android platform.

MyBoard Keyboard QWERTY

MyBoard III Keyboard QWERTY

MyBoard III keyboard has big colorful keys that are color coded and easy for children to find.

iPad with Tiggly products

Tiggly 3-in-1 Learner Kit

Tiggly 3-in-1 Learner Kit is a set of interactive toys (shapes, letters, and number lines) and apps for children aged 2-8, designed to bring shapes, letters and words to life.

osmo game on iPad with colorful game pieces

Osmo Genius Starter Kit on iPad Air 2

Osmo is a unique gaming accessory for the iPad that comes with games that will change the way your student plays.

Five games are included:

Pal Pad

Pal Pads are flat membrane switches approximately 1/10th of an inch thick yet are very durable andcan be activated with the slightest touch.

Wobble Switch

Wobble Switch

Switch provides a vertical stem that can be moved in any direction.

Oval Texture Switch

Oval Texture Multi-Sensory Center 9" x 6"

Designed to provide auditory, tactile and visual stimulation.

Leaf Switch

Leaf Switch

This sensitive switch is ideal for developing motor skills.

Grasp Switch

Grasp Switch

Activate this tube-shaped switch with a squeeze or a pinch.


Loan Information for Members

The loan period for any hardware or software is 8 weeks.

You must accept the terms of our loan agreement to use the lending library. You may download and print a copy for your records.

View the Equipment and Software Loan Agreement

View the Lending Library Copyright Notice

Need Help?

Please consult the User Guide:


If unable to resolve, please contact the lending library.

Contact the Lending Library

Alt+Shift Lending Library

1037 S. US Highway 27

Saint Johns, MI 48879

(517) 908-3916

(517) 908-0709 (fax)

Email: [email protected]

Request a New Product

Is there a new product, software, or iPad application that is not available for you to borrow in the lending library? Use the Request a New Product button below to submit your request to have the item considered for the library. You will be contacted by email with the result of your request. Request a New Product