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Some equipment available from the library is first-come/first-served (no reservations required), but other equipment does require a reservation.  You can use the lists below to identify the location that has equipment you would like to use, then find it in the Equipment system to make a reservation, if needed.  If you'd like to browse equipment by location, use the links in the sidebar.

Please be sure to return equipment to the same location where it was checked-out.

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Circulating In-Library Use Equipment (No Reservations Needed)

As with books, replacement charges will be waived if/when the item is returned.

Equipment Loan Period Replacement Cost Locations
Bike Pump 3 Hours $25 Brown, Clemons, Fine Arts
Calculator 3 Hours $110 (TX-84) Brown, Clemons
Dell Laptop Charger 3 Hours $100 Brown, Clemons
Dry Erase Markers 3 Hours $15 Brown, Clemons
Ethernet Cable 3 Hours $8 Brown, Clemons, Music
External DVD Drive Varies   Fine Arts, Music, RMC
HDMI Cable 3 Hours   Fine Arts
Headphones 3 Hours $30 (Sony MDR ZX100) Brown, Clemons
iPhone Charger 3 Hours $35 - $45 Brown, Clemons, Fine Arts
Laptop Lock 3 Hours $32 (Kensington)  
Mac Adaptors 3 Hours $50 Brown, Clemons, Fine Arts, Music
Mac Laptop Charger 3 Hours $100 Clemons, Fine Arts, Music
Micro USB Charger 3 Hours $35 - $45 Brown, Clemons, Fine Arts
Mini Toolkit 3 Hours $23 Fine Arts
Power Strip / Extension Cord 3 Hours $20 Brown
USB Drive 3 Hours $8 Brown, Clemons, Fine Arts, Music


Specialized Audio/Video Equipment

No Reservations Required

Equipment Loan Period Location
Audio Recorder (Edirol R-09HR) 3 Days Music
Audio Recorder (Marantz PMD561) 24 hours RMC
Audio Recorder (Tascam DR-05 Stick) 24 hours RMC
Audio Recorder (Zoom Handy) 3 Days Music
Audio Recorder (Zoom H4 Audio) 24 hours RMC
Camera Card 24 hours RMC
Card Reader 24 hours RMC
Microphone (Shure SM58) Varies Music, RMC
Microphone ( Blue USB Snowball) 24 hours RMC
Microphone (Blue USB Yeti) 24 hours RMC
Microphone (Boom) 24 hours RMC
Mixer (Eurorack UB502) 24 hours Music
Projector (Casio XJ-M255 Projector) 24 hours RMC
Projector (Optoma) 24 hours RMC
Tripod 24 hours RMC
Video Camera (Canon Vixia) 24 hours RMC
Video Camera ( Zoom Q4) 24 hours RMC

Reservations and Training Needed (See Robertson Media Center & Music Equipment Pages for More Details)

Equipment Loan Period Location
Cameras (Canon C100 & XF300) 24 hours RMC
Light Kits (Various Types) 24 hours RMC
Sound System 3 days Music
Wireless Lavaliere Microphones 24 hours



3D Scanner available for checkout at the Brown Science & Engineering Library

Static Library Equipment

This equipment is available for use during any hours of operation. Ask a Librarian or at an info desk for more information, or take a look at their entries in each location's equipment list.

Equipment Location
Computers with Scanners (includes scanning & image software) Fine Arts, Scholar's Lab
Express Flat Bed Scanning Stations Brown, Clemons
Book Scanners (Zeta Scanners) Clemons, Fine Arts
Oversized Book Scanner Music Library
Topaz Enlarger Brown, Fine Arts, Music
Charging Lockers Brown, Clemons, Fine Arts
Cav Advantage Machine Brown, Clemons, Fine Arts
Video Viewing Stations Clemons
Piano/Keyboard (bring headphones) Music


Makerspace Equipment

Robertson Media Center., 434-924-7474

Reserve Equipment Here:

  • Lulzbot Taz6 3D Printer
  • Makerbot Replicator Plus 3D Printer
  • Ultimaker 3 3D Printer
  • Ultimaker 3 Extended 3D Printer

Scholar's Lab. , 434-243-8800

Reserve Equipment Here:

  • Arduino Sparkfun Starter Kit V3.2
  • Ardunio Shields
  • Basic Hand Tools
  • Cintiq Graphics Tablet
  • Google Cardboard
  • HoloLens
  • Lulzbot Taz 5 3D Printer
  • Makerbot Replicator 2 3D Printer
  • Photogrammetry Lightbox & Turntable
  • Raspberry Pi Zero W
  • Oculus Rift DK1
  • Sewing Machines
  • Soldering Iron
  • Ultimaker 2 3D Printer

Fax Machine - The library does not have a publicly accessible fax machine.  There is one available in the Student Activities Center in Newcomb Hall

Laptops - Cavalier Computers rents out loaner laptops to users who are getting their computers serviced by CavComputers.  This service costs $30/day and is not available unless CavComputers is actively working on a user's own computer.  The library does not have any laptops available for check-out.

Vending Machines

  • Brown - take the stairs to the bottom floor and turn to the left.  Proceed to the study grotto on the south wall of the library.  The vending machines are in a small room at the bottom of the ramp.
  • Clemons - vending machines are located at the back of the 4th floor and near the conference rooms on the 2nd Floor (Georges Student Center)