Equipment Loan

A wide variety of audio and video equipment are available for checkout from the library. It is best to make advanced arrangements, as numbers are limited. To reserve equipment, submit our borrowing equipment reservation form.

For an inventory of equipment that is available for check-out by Lawrence University students, faculty and staff, see our guide of equipment to check out.

The University was able to acquire 12 iPads for educational use, which are housed in the Library Media Center.  It was decided that the best use for the technology would be by faculty for a classroom assignment or unit.  The iPads are housed in the Library Media Center. Faculty can contact Angela Vanden Elzen with any questions related to reserving the iPads or David Berk with questions about apps, class assignments or other ways the iPads could be used in the classroom. To request the iPads, submit the iPad Reservation Request Form.

Media Services Facilities

Media Services facilities are located on the first floor of the library. They include spaces for music and language listening, video viewing, digital video/audio editing and converting, and 3D printing and scanning.

3D Printing and Scanning

Thanks to a generous grant from the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, the library has two Ultimaker 2 3D printers and two 3D scanners. This equipment is available for use with coursework and independent studies. If you are a Lawrence faculty member who would like to use the 3D printers and scanners with your class, or are a student who would like to use them for classwork, send an email to

For more information about the space and the grant, see the makerspace website. Information about the equipment and software can be found on the Makerspace and 3D Printing research guide.

Video Viewing

Five viewing  rooms are available in Media Services

  • Room 116 will seat four to eight persons, the others four seat one or two persons.
  • Viewing rooms are equipped with multi-region Blu-Ray/DVD players, VCRs, monitors, and VGA/HDMI wall plates. Viewing room 116 includes a multi-region VCR.
  • Room use is restricted to Lawrence University students, faculty and staff by ID card access.
  • A weekly schedule for room use is posted on each door every Monday. You may sign up for only one two and one-half hour session at a time.
  • Academic viewing and listening take priority over recreational use.

Students, faculty, and staff may reserve the media classroom (room 401) for larger group class-related video viewing by reserving it through the Lawrence calendar system.

Language and Music Listening

Listening Stations are available on a first-come first-served basis in Media Services. Equipment available at the listening stations includes turntables, cassette decks, CD players, headphones and computers.

Digital Conversion and Duplication

The digital conversion and duplication equipment allows students, faculty and staff of Lawrence University to convert and duplicate analog and digital media as allowed by copyright law. To use the lab, or to request assistance with a project, contact media services to make arrangements.

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