Equipment Loan

equipmentA 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 Lawrence University students, faculty and staff, see our guide of equipment to check out.

A set of 12 iPads are available for use by faculty for a classroom assignment or unit. 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 & Makerspace Facilities

Media Services facilities are located on the first floor of the library. They include spaces for music and language listening, video viewing, audiovisual converting and duplicating, and the campus makerspace.

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. 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 coursework, send an email to to schedule a training session. After a training session has been completed, students will receive card access to the space.

For more information about what's happening in the space, 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.
  • Rooms are available for 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.

Audiovisual Conversion and Duplication
The audiovisual conversion and duplication equipment is available to convert and duplicate analog and digital media as allowed by copyright law, and is available for Lawrence University faculty, staff, and students. To request assistance, contact media services to make arrangements.

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