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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 5:40 AM on December 1, 2022
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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


Tablet (Nexus 7), Asus Nexus 7 tablet, 7", Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, 1 GB RAM and 16GM of storage. Loan period 6 hours.
Category: Tablets


DSLR Kit, Nikon D3000 series DSLR kit. Kit contains  Nikon D3000 series 24.2 MP with autofocus, two  Dx NIKKOR , 10-55mm,  f/3.5-5.6G VR II Zoom lens, USB cable and an SD card for file transfer.  Primarily for  users who would like to take higher-quality still photos. Must be reserved online  3 days in advance. Loan period up to 3 days.
Category: Production Equipment


Fender Portable PA System, For loud sound projection, each PA system comes with two speakers, one with blue tooth compatibility or one wired.  Each with a mixer that fits together to make the system compact and easily portable. Our handheld microphones are compatible with either PA system, as is any other input that uses an XLR cable. 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


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