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Video and Audio Recording Equipment and Adapters: Home

Information on media equipment available for checkout at the Lilly Library Circulation Desk

COVID-19 impacts on equipment loans

Media equipment that comes into close contact with aerosolized particles (Video and Audio recording equipment, DSLR cameras, etc.) remains subject to a 3 day quarantine after being returned to the library. This may impact the availability of items that are present in smaller quantities during high-use periods. If all available items are in quarantine, please talk to Circulation Desk staff about placing a hold on quarantined items or being notified when items become available for check out. 

Available Equipment

Click here for information on available equipment in the Science and Technology Commons

Complete list of available equipment in Lilly Library

Lilly Library has the following types of equipment available for 3 day checkout* for Earlham students, faculty, and staff:

  • Video recording devices (5)
  • Audio recording devices (8)
  • Tripods (regular and mini sizes available)
  • Projectors (3)
  • Portable projection screen (1)
  • 6 microphones (2 Sony condenser stereo mics; 2 Zoom iQ6 mics for IOS; 2 Rode Lavalier mics) (some of these also plug into computers)
  • 1 microphone to plug into computer (i.e. used for Skype group calls, etc.)
  • ​4 Mic kits (includes multiple items)
  • 4 Light kits (includes multiple items)
  • 1 USB Mic podcasting kit (includes cables/adapter, manual, disc, mic, and headphones)
  • 5 DSLR Camera kits**
              link to online manual
  • 3 DSLR Tripods
  • 1 Camera slide
  • 1 EFS 24mm camera lens
  • 1 EF 50mm camera lens
  • 1 EF 40mm camera lens
  • Mac and PC computer adapters of various types and connections
    (Thunderbolt -> VGA; Thunderbolt -> HDMI; Lightning -> VGA; Lightning -> HDMI; Display port to HDMI; USB-C -> HDMI; USB-C -> VGA; USB-C -> USB; ipad -> VGA; VGA -> HDMI)
  • 3 Headphone splitters
  • Audio adapters (Lightning -> 3.5mm audio headphone connection; USB -> 3.5mm audio headphone connection)
  • SD card reader
  • 2 USB CD/DVD external drives
  • 2 Selfie stick
  • 2 Stabilizers
  • 2 additional Reflectors
  • 2 additional Reflector stands
  • 3 C-stands
  • Tripod adapters (9 phone; 1 tablet)

* Those needing equipment/adapters for long term or ongoing use (more than 2 weeks) should communicate with ITS or their department to inquire about a more permanent solution.

​**Manual and solutions disk available upon request.


Lilly Library also has the following items available for use In Library only:

  • Headphones, with and without microphones; audio and USB connections (6 hour reserve)
  • Headphones for use in MALL (lab in library basement) (6 hour reserve)
  • Power strips with 4-6 foot long cords (some with USB ports): 7 (6 hour reserve)
  • Computer speakers: 1 set (4 hour reserve) - instruction/class use given priority

Need equipment not on this list? Please see below for other available resources:

If you are a faculty or staff member in need of equipment for classroom/departmental use, please contact the ITS helpdesk (x2000) for assistance.

If you are a student looking for equipment to support Student Activities/Clubs, please contact Joe Lepone for assistance. The following equipment is currently available to loan, but other equipment needs will be explored as needed:

  • Portable Sound System (includes speaker with Bluetooth capabilities/jacks for electronic inputs and a wireless microphone)
  • Megaphone

For information on Laptops available for circulation, please see the Laptops page. At this time, long-term laptop loans are only available through Lilly Library. More information is available at the link listed above.

Tips for users

  • Lilly Library cannot guarantee that equipment will be charged at checkout. Please plan ahead and ensure that you can plug into power during use or have time to charge the device before use.
  • Some devices run on AA or AAA batteries. The Library will provide new batteries for these devices as needed.
  • Devices perform better when connected to a power supply during use. Device battery indicators are not a predictable measure of battery life.
  • Please wipe the memory of the device before returning it to the Library. This ensures your privacy and keeps the device ready for the next user. The Library is not responsible for the content of devices or use thereof if memory is not wiped.
  • This equipment is not professional quality. Devices have limits due to quality and available memory.
  • Users are responsible for returning all parts (including SD cards where applicable). Users will be billed for any lost or damaged equipment.


Check outs, Returns, Loan Periods

Checking out equipment:
Any Earlham, ESR, or Bethany student, faculty or staff member may check out items on reserve.

You must have your ID in order to check out reserve materials.

Returning equipment:
Equipment must be returned to the circulation desk, to a staff member. DO NOT place reserve materials in the book drop.

Loan Periods for equipment:
Most equipment has a 3-day loan period.

Items that are only available for use in the library generally are available for 6-hour loan, unless otherwise noted on this page.

Fines for AV equipment

Overdue fines for AV equipment are $15 per hour, per item, and accrue rapidly. Be sure to return your items on time, to a staff member at the circulation desk, to avoid accidental fines and ensure availability to other students.. 

Replacement fines vary based on the cost of the item in question. If one piece is lost from a kit, the user will only be billed for the part that must be replaced, if it is available for individual purchase. An additional lost item processing fee of $20 may be charged.

Traci Johnson

Earlham College • 801 National Road West • Richmond, Indiana 47374-4095