Technology and Equipment

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Technology is part and parcel of the work of libraries and the services we provide. Be sure to ask for assistance with any of our technologies or equipment at the InfoDesk.

What can you check out here to use elsewhere?

Due to COVID-19, for Fall 2020 we are extending loan periods for our equipment. Laptops and iPads are available for one-week loans. We are also working to lend all other items (most of which have standard three-day or seven-day loan periods) on a flexible basis. Use the Contact Us choice above to confirm options with the library staff.

You can browse some images of our circulating equipment and consult the Library Reserve Equipment policy for guidelines on using these items. They include:
  • Laptops (Dell)
  • iPads (mostly 4th generation; a couple of iPad Airs)
  • WiFi hotspots
  • External DVD drives (USB connection)
  • Digital cameras (GoPro, DSLR, and point and shoot)
  • Digital video cameras
  • Audio recorders
  • Light kits (three lights and three stands)
  • Digital projectors (DLP and LCD)
  • Clickers to advance slides in a presentation
  • Portable screens (easy to set up)
  • Document cameras (large and small)
  • Microphones (individual and conference microphones)
  • Webcams
  • Arduinos and Raspberry Pis
  • Tripods (with attachments for cell phones and iPads)
  • Response clickers (two classroom sets with 30 clickers)
  • Calculators (financial, graphing, and scientific)
  • Many charging cables, adaptors, card readers, etc.
  • Retro technologies: slide projector, cassette recorders, record player, VHS/DVD player

What can you use here?

Printers/Poster Printer/3D Printer
Read details on our Printing page.

Video Recording Studio
See the One-Button Studio guide to learn more about our video recording studio

Computers
48 desktop computers are available to MU students, faculty, and staff and to Middletown community members in our open computer area and in the Learning Lab (GRD 111). The computers have access to a wide variety of productivity and specialized software applications. Many of these applications are also available from off-campus using the Virtual Lab.

Adaptive technology
Library computers have Read and Write installed on them to provide screen-reading of websites and documents. You may find desciptions of this and other available assistive technologies on the AccessMU Accessible Technology Services website. We also have a video magnification system which can magnify documents or three-dimensional items up to 56 times.

Laminator
The Library has a laminator available for patron use. The charge is $1.00 per foot for individual patrons and 50 cents per foot for Miami University academic and administrative departments.

Scanning
The Pay for Print multifunction device may be used to scan documents or photos and then email them to yourself or others (there is no charge for this).

Wireless Network
Wireless network access is available throughout the library and the campus. Simply confirm access to the MU-GUEST network on your device (or the MU-WIRELESS network if you are a student/faculty/staff member).

Headphones
A limited number of headphones are available in the Library for your use (they are available at our public computers or at the InfoDesk). Patrons are also welcome to bring their own headphones or earbuds.