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How to Checkout Media Equipment

All equipment is available for checkout at the Circulation Desk. Please view the list below to see what we have available. 

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Media Equipment Available

Cameras (Camcorders, GoPros, DSLRs, and Point and Shoots)

handheld camera on white   Go Pro camera   Canon EOS t7i DSLR Powershot 

Laptops, Tablets and e-Readers

laptop on wooden picnic table HP Laptop Dell Chromebook   iPad tablet     

Audio Gear (Headphones, Wireless Mics, Directional Mics, Lapel Mics, Computer Mics)

Other Equipment

  • HD Video Webcam

Check HD Video Webcam availability

headphones in black and white on wooden surfacedirectional mic angled in black and white2 ends of usb cablestripod topti calculator angled from bottommemory card plugged inprojector front angled Zoom H1 Recorder and Accessories
Media Projector Mac laptop charger 

Software on Circulation Laptops and Tablets

1) MacBook laptops

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro DC
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop)
  • iMovie
  • iTunes
  • iWork (Pages, Numbers, & Keynote)
  • Microsoft Office 2011
  • SPSS 24

2) New MacBook Pro laptops (Fall ‘18 arrival)
- Same as above +:

  • Lightroom 
  • Premiere
  • Audition
  • AfterEffects
  • Media Encoder

3) HPs

  • Windows 10
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • MS Office 2016
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Respondus Lock Down Browser

4) Chromebooks

  • Chromebook browser

5) iPads

  • Factory/Built-in apps only


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Circulation Periods

  • 4 hour loan period for most smaller media equipment items (calculators, CD/DVD drives, card readers, and chargers)
  • 4 hour loan period for ALL Media Reserve items
  • 3 day loan period for media projectors and projector screen
  • 7 day loan period for most cameras, camcorders, audio mics, laptops, and tablets
  • 7 day loan period for cables and adapters
  • 30 days for all circulating media items (no renewals)
  • Semester Checkout Laptops

Renewal Policy for Media Equipment

  • No immediate (back-to-back) renewals for media equipment
  • Wait times for renewals:
    • 20 minutes for 2-4 hr loans
    • 1 hour for 24 hour loans
    • 1 day for 3-day and longer loans

Overdue Fines Amounts

  • Media materials (CDs, DVDs, Video cassettes):  $1.00 a day for each overdue item
  • Media reserves: $1.00 an hour for each overdue item
  • Media equipment (4 hour loans): $1.00 an hour for each overdue item
  • Media equipment (3 day loans): $15.00 a day for each overdue item
  • Media equipment (7 day loans): $15.00 a day for each overdue item

Additional Info

  • Media Reserves include media materials placed on reserve by faculty for use within Research Services
  • Listening and viewing equipment available for all formats in Research Services
  • (Currently N/A) Media Presentation Room accommodates up to 15 individuals for media presentation design and preparation in a group study environment
  • Assistance is available for retrieving materials from Circulation's Collection

Need Help?

For questions about equipment loan policies, or about picking up and returning equipment, contact the Circulation Desk by phone at (619) 594-6793 and via email at circulation@sdsu.edu.

For technical assistance with hardware or software, contact the Computing Hub by phone (619) 594-3189, via email at hub@sdsu.edu, and when available, through live chat. For operating hours, visit the Computing Hub page.

Media and equipment are available at Circulation.

Circulation Contact

Location: Library Addition, 1st Floor
Phone: 619.594.6793
Email: circulation@mail.sdsu.edu

sdsu library circulation desk area