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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Popular Loanable Technology

Suggested loanable technology items depending upon your needs

Remote Instruction

For asynchronous instruction, you can pre-record presentations for classroom instruction. For individuals who would prefer a ready made kit, the Camera and Accessories kit comes with a camcorder, tripod, lavalier microphone. If you would prefer to pick and choose items, you can request Panasonic Lumix DMC G7 or the Nikon D 5300 DSLR cameras in addition to the Canon Camcorder and request separately, the Manfrotto Tripod, Audio-Technica Lavalier, and HDMI cable.

Whatever choice you make, it is important that you have clear and strong audio. Therefore, you can pre-record your video using any technology of your choice, including your smartphone, but it might be wise to use an outside microphone like a lavalier to get clearer, noise-free audio.

Self-Use Video Studio

If you would prefer, you can request the Self-use Video studio to record presentations. You can request the space for up to an hour and a half per day. Additionally, these computers have editing software available to create the best possible presentation.

How to rent Booths (Self-Use Audio and Video 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. The Self-Use Video and Audio Studios are limited to one patron at a time while in use.

Video on How to Book Spaces in LibCal

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)