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Equipment: General Information

A guide to equipment available to check out from Hamersly Library, Western Oregon University

Borrowing Policy

In general, here’s what you need to know for borrowing equipment:

  • WOU photo ID is required for each equipment checkout.  If you have barcode-only ID, a government-issued photo ID must accompany it.
  • You are responsible for caring for and securing the equipment while it is checked out to you. This includes knowing the due date; accounting for parts and pieces; safeguarding against theft; and paying late fines and costs for repair or replacement of equipment, components, or accessories.
  • You must return equipment directly to library personnel at the Checkout Desk.
  • Library staff may deny further borrowing privileges if you damage equipment, repeatedly return equipment late, or otherwise misuse the equipment.
  • You may renew equipment online through the My Library link on the library’s website.

Equipment Borrowing

The library lends digital cameras, video and audio recorders, laptop & tablet computers, and many other electronics and related accessories as shared resources. Equipment is often required for specific coursework and/or has high demand or monetary value. Therefore lending policies are often more restrictive, and overdue or replacement fines often more severe than those for books and media.  Overdue charges for equipment range from $2 to $10 per day. 
This guide provides detailed information about the library’s equipment.
  • Inventory
  • Availability 
  • Checkout periods
  • Overdue fines and other penalties for misuse
  • Links to instruction manuals and driver software

Digital Production Studio


The Digital Production Studio, in room 201 in Hamersly Library, has equipment ready to use for self-service video or audio production and editing. Reservations can be made with the Information Desk (contact info below). The studio is locked at all times; borrow the key from the Checkout Desk. For technical support contact Sean O'Neill at the Center for Academic Innovation.


Room Features:

  • Mac and PC Computers
  • Large Whiteboard
  • Wi-Fi


  • Mobile Greenscreen
  • Mobile Photograpy Whitescreen
  • Blue Yetti Microphone
  • ProCast USB Microphone and Audio Interface (mini mixer w/ inputs for external sources)
  • Transcription Pedals
  • Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm Lens with Rode VideoMic Go On-Camera Microphone
  • Canon 32GB VIXIA HF G20 Full HD Camcorder with Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Directional On-Camera Microphone


  • Camtasia Studio 7
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (subscription required)
    • Photoshop
    • InDesign
    • Premier Pro
    • etc.
  • Audacity
  • OpenShot
  • VideoPAD
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Start/Stop Transcription Software