Front Desk Inventory

Front Desk InventoryInventory Suggestions

The front desk has a number of items that residents may borrow free of charge, as long as the items are returned on time. Fines may be imposed for items turned in late – $5 immediately and $1 for each subsequent day.

Tools, Games, and Sports Equipment

The following items can be checked out for a maximum of 24 hours at a time (except for vacuum cleaners, dumbbells, and irons (2 hours at a time); for carts, brooms, dustpans, mops, and buckets (3 hours at a time); and for drying racks (72 hours at a time). Please inform the front desk staff about accidental damages to items upon return, so we know to replace the items. Please send suggestions for equipment to

Vacuum Use Instructions

User manuals are attached with the vacuums. Please read it carefully, especially regarding how to clean the dust cup. Vacuums must be returned empty with all accessories/parts intact. We will be posting more good practices for using vacuums soon.


Ashdown also has an ever-growing DVD collection. Movies can be checked out for a maximum of 48 hours at a time. Please report damaged DVDs to the front desk staff when you check them in so we know to replace them. Send DVD suggestions to DVD players can be found in the TV lounge on the first floor and in the kitchens on floors 2 through 5. Look at the sides of the TVs to find where to insert DVDs.

Please send inventory suggestions to Make sure to include how they can be purchased (if possible) and why you think they should be added to the front desk inventory.