Lending Library

Returning Borrowers - If you have previously taken an orientation with us or a partner, you are all set to borrow the same equipment again this year. For new equipment, you can take part in our Online Orientation.

New Borrowers - For most equipment, you will take the Online Orientation and then be able to put in requests. For Google Expeditions, in most cases we can give you a setup overview at drop-off. Other exceptions may apply.

ONLINE ORIENTATIONS for some of our tools will coming soon! In the meantime, check the Fall Model Schools Catalog for upcoming live orientation sessions.

Guidelines for Requesting Model Schools Equipment - (please read before requesting):

Robots can be borrowed for about one week per classroom. The maximum stay at a single district when passed between individual teachers is a month at a time. Google Expeditions are generally borrowed for a maximum of 3 days. Breakout EDU kits are more flexible and can be requested for longer periods.

We will work with you to make every attempt to deliver the equipment within the timeframe requested. We may ask that you return the equipment to Albany, Plattsburgh or Malone when you are finished.

Once you check the calendar below for availability, please email modelschools.lending@neric.org your request. Please do not use any previous Google form - emails are the method to put in requests for the current school year.

Scroll down below the calendar to see our full list of inventory for the 2018-2019 school year!

Items designated as Albany or North Country stay in their respective areas. Items not designated to a specific location are based in Albany, but can travel to any Model Schools district as long as the request is made 2-3 weeks in advance.

Please note that devices for use with robots, such as iPads or Android tablets, are not provided unless otherwise noted.


  • Blue Bot - Hive 1 and Hive 2 (6 each)
      • Mats: Alphabet, Numbers, Solar System, Neighborhood or Foods
  • Dash - Large Set (10) *
  • Dash - Small Set (5) with Accessories *
  • Cubelets (8)
  • Cue with iPads included - Albany (10) Coming soon!
  • Cue with iPads incuded - North Country (10) Coming soon!
  • Lego WeDo (10)
  • Ozobot - Sets 1, 2 & 3 - Albany (15 each)
  • Ozobot - North Country (18)
  • Sphero (12) **

Additional Equipment:

  • Bloxels - Albany (15) *
  • Bloxels - North Country (5) *
  • Google Expeditions - Albany (Set of 20, everything included)
  • Google Expeditions - North Country (Set of 20, everything included)
  • Breakout EDU - Albany (10 available, may borrow 2 at at time)
  • Breakout EDU - North Country (10 available, may borrow 2 at a time)

*iPads or Android Tablets required

**iPads, Android Tablets or Chromebooks required