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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Loanable Technology

Instruction Guide on how to check out Loanable Technology

Studio Spaces Overview

How to rent Group Study Rooms and Booths (Self-Use Audio and Video booth and Audio Booth) 


Requesting Media Commons Audio and Video Booths are similar to the request process of Loanable Technology items. Listed below is step-by-step instruction on requesting Studio Booths. Group Study Rooms, while not explicitly imaged, is the same process. The Audio Production, Self-Use Video, and Self-Use Audio Studios are limited to one patron at a time while in use.

Requesting Studio Spaces

The check-out Process for Studio spaces is the same as the process for Loanable Technology. 

  1. 1. Go to

2. Select "Spaces" image to go to the spaces available for check out

3. Select "Availability and Booking" at the top of the page.

4. Select Date and Time you would like to reserve the space.

5. Add to cart.

6. Input contact information (must provide email address).

7. Come to the Loanable Technology Desk in the UGL on the date/time of reservation, provided that you have received a confirmation email.

8. If renting the Video Production Studio, patrons will be required to request access to this space a minimum of one week, but preferably two weeks in advance.

  1. For Video Production Studio, production is designed in the following increments:
    1. Pre-production: 15-30 minutes (including lighting, camera, mic setup, teleprompter, etc.)
    2. Shoot: Depends on length of reservation (plan ~5 minutes of shooting time per minute of footage to allow for multiple takes)
    3. Post-production: 15-45 minutes (including color correction, green screen, audio processing, etc.)
    4. File Transfer: 15-45 minutes (dependent on amount of footage shot and processing to be rendered)


Video on How to Book Spaces in LibCal