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Equipment Loan Program

UMD Libraries has a variety of general-use equipment, from calculators to projectors and plenty of things in between! Our general-use equipment is first-come, first-serve and typically cannot be borrowed overnight or reserved in advance. To borrow general-use equipment, bring your UMD ID and visit the Tech Desk (McKeldin 2nd floor), the STEM Library service desk, or the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library service desk.

Need to borrow items for a longer period of time, or looking for specialty equipment? Explore the options below to learn about our long-term use laptops, media production equipment, equipment for studying, health, and wellness, and more. To reserve long-term equipment, please submit the request form at least 24 hours in advance of your need.

Availability as of 11:04 PM on July 19, 2024
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Cassette Tape Recorder, Sanyo electric cassette and a mini cassette recorder. Loan period from 6 hours to up to 3 days(3-day loans must be reserved online)
Category: Audio Recorders


Condenser Microphone, Shure CVB-B/O Boundary Condenser Microphone, 12 feet cable and omnidirectional XLR. Must be reserved online  3 days in advance. Loan period up to 3 days.
Category: Production Equipment


Digital Audio Recorder(Zoom H1), Zoom H1 Handy portable digital recorder. One-touch control for ease of use with micro SD card media for simple transfer of recordings. Must be reserved online  3 days in advance. Loan period up to 3 days.
Category: Production Equipment


Lavalier Microphone Kit, Small hands-free lapel microphones intended for production not amplification. Each kit comes with a lavalier microphone, a transmitter and receiver, a charger, an XLR to 3.5 mm cable and a 3.5mm to 3.5 mm cable. Must be reserved online  3 days in advance. Loan period up to 3 days.
Category: Production Equipment


Shot Gun Microphone, Rode Shotgun Microphone, for production use by mounting on a hot shoe. Compatible with our ring lights and camcorders. Must be reserved online  3 days in advance. Loan period up to 3 days. 
Category: Production Equipment


Digital Converter,  Elgato and DataVideo  Analog to Digital Converter converts VHS tapes to digital files. Compatible with iOS and Windows computers. Must be reserved online  3 days in advance. Loan period up to 3 days.
Category: Production Equipment


Video Conferencing Kit, Video conferencing kit consists of webcam, a table-top microphone, USB microphone and a tripod. Must be reserved online  3 days in advance. Loan period up to 3 days.
Category: Production Equipment


Ring Light, Ring Light offers directed and uniform light source and  is compatible with our handheld shotgun microphones. But they are not compatible with the shotgun microphone on our Canon Vixia camcorders.  Must be reserved online  3 days in advance. Loan period up to 3 days.
Category: Production Equipment


Boom Microphone Pole, Boom pole for our Rode shotgun and blimp microphone.  Must be reserved online  3 days in advance. Loan period up to 3 days.  
Category: Production Equipment


Camera Lens (Wide Angle), 10-20 mm f4.5-5.6 GVR wide angle Nikkor lens. Compatible with our Nikon DSLRs. Must be reserved online  3 days in advance. Loan period up to 3 days.Category: Production Equipment
Category: Production Equipment


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