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How to Checkout Media Equipment

Visit the Circulation Desk on the 1st Floor of Library Addition under the Dome.

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Click on media equipment links below to see availability, or type in your search above.
*Equipment is only available for students, faculty and staff.

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Media Equipment Available

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

handheld camera on white   Go Pro camera    Powershot 

Laptops, Tablets and e-Readers

laptop on wooden picnic table HP Laptop Dell Chromebook   iPad tablet     white nook ereader on white

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

Other Equipment

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 
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)

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

Media and equipment are available at Circulation.

Circulation Contact

Location: Library Addition, 1st Floor
Phone: 619.594.6793

sdsu library circulation desk area