Gadgets

We are happy to provide the GT community with a variety of equipment and accessories for both scholarly and leisure needs. All items are available for checkout at the Library Services Desk and are typically 4 hour in-building use items unless noted otherwise. Items such as camcorders and cameras may be subject to wait lists, so please check with the Public Services Department ahead of time.

For information regarding offerings, renewals, fines/penalties or support, please use the menu below.

  • Laptops

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    Dell Latitude Laptops with wireless internet. Power cords/adapters are available as a separate checkout. One renewal is allowed, based on availability. For information on software offerings - View the Software List.

  • External DVD Burner

    DVD Burner with USB 2.0 connection. All necessary the software, drivers, connection cable and a user guide are included.

  • Graphing Calculators (2 Hour in-building use)

    TI-89 advanced graphing calculators come with the software and connection cables necessary to integrate your work on a PC.

  • Headsets/Headphones

    Behind-the-head style with adjustable microphone and in-line volume controls.

  • Optical Mouse

    Optical mouse with USB 2.0 connection.

  • Peripheral Cables

    We have a line of USB and Firewire peripheral cables to help you manage your cameras, camcorders, and other devices. They are gold plated and provide exceptional transfer rates.

  • Task Light

    A USB powered task/reading light. Light has a flexible body and is great for supplementing light in the carrels and study nooks on the higher floors.

  • USB Floppy Drive

    3.5” Floppy drive with a USB 2.0 connection.

  • Webcams

    Webcam for video-conferencing and remote study sessions. Software and drivers are included.

  • Wireless Presenter w/ Laser Pointer (4 hour out of building use)

    Device allows wireless manipulation of PowerPoint slideshows for presentations.

  • Macbooks

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    13 inch Macbook Airs are now available for a four hour loan from the Library Services Desk. The Macbooks are running Windows 7, are Wi Fi and Bluetooth compatible, and feature two USB 3 ports and a Thunderbolt port. The bag also includes a 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter, AC wall plug, and power cord.

  • iPad 2 (48 hour loan)

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    The iPads are 16 GB and Wi-Fi enabled; the devices also come loaded with several productivity applications including: Evernote, Dropbox, Google Earth, and more.

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  • Kindle eReaders (2 week loan)

    The Kindle eReaders are Wi-Fi and 3G enabled. The devices come preloaded with several popular reading titles.

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  • Digital Cameras (2 day out of building use)

    Point and shoot type Olympus SZ-12 (14 megapixel) and Canon Power shot SD1000 (7 megapixel). The cameras come complete with an SD card, case, USB cable, manual and a battery charger. Overdue fines for general circulation are $5.00 per day.

    The Library also has several short-term loan cameras available for those who need to take a few quick shots. Please ask at the Library Services Desk for details and availability.

  • SDHC & MiniDV Camcorders (2 day out of the building use)

    Samsung HD HMX-Q20 and Canon ZR 850 MiniDV camcorders. The camcorders come complete with a case, fire wire/USB cable, video input cable, manual and a power cord/adapter.  An SDHC card is included for recording with the Samsung, but a Mini DV tape is required for the Canon ZR 850. Tapes may be purchased for $5.00 at the Library Services Desk. Overdue fines for all camcorders in general circulation are $5.00 per day.

    We have also reserved a line of higher quality Panasonic PV-GS320 and Canon Vixia HV30 MiniDV Camcorders for class video production use. They may be reserved in advance by the instructor.

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  • Flip Video Recorders (2 Day out of building use)

    Flip Video Camcorders are great for getting quick, easy to use video with recording times up to 60 minutes. They are 2 day checkouts and require no tapes or peripherals. Everything you need for simple, easy to use videos is included in a package just larger than a cell phone.

  • Film/Slide Scanning Adapters

    Nikon film/slide adapters and Epson photo scanning templates (each template set has 3 plates). These are scanning supplies for digitizing 35mm and 120/220 film and slides.

  • GorillaPods (24 hour out of building use)

    Similar to a mini-tripod, the gorillapods have flexible yet strong joints that allow you to use it on uneven surfaces, or even to wrap it around objects. It has a standard attachment that fits most cameras and camcorders.

  • Headsets/Headphones

    Behind-the-head style with adjustable microphone and in-line volume controls.

  • Multi-Card Media Reader

    Dazzle USB Media Card Reader with USB 2.0 connection. This item can read many different formats of Flash media commonly used in digital cameras.

  • Peripheral Cables

    We have a line of USB and Firewire peripheral cables to help you manage your cameras, camcorders, and other devices. They are gold plated and provide exceptional transfer rates.

  • Tripods (24 hour out of building use)

    Standard tripods for most any camera or camcorder.

  • Cassette Player (2 hour in-building use)

    Emerson cassette tape player is available at the Library Services Desk.

  • Digital Voice Recorders (4 hour out of building use)

    Sony ICD-UX71 recorders with 287 hours of recording time and Olympus VN-3100 PC with a 72 hour recording time are available for checkout. The uplink cable, software and instruction guides are all included. The Software and driver must be installed to extract the .wav files from the Olympus device though you can use a Library Laptop if necessary. The Sony device records to MP3 format. Audacity MP3 conversion software can be downloaded for free.

  • Film/Slide Scanning Adapters

    Nikon film/slide adapters and Epson photo scanning templates (each template set has 3 plates). These are scanning supplies for digitizing 35mm and 120/220 film and slides.

  • Graphing Calculators (2 Hour in-building use)

    TI-89 advanced graphing calculators come with the software and connection cables necessary to integrate your work on a PC.

  • MP3 Players (24 hour out of building use)

    1 GB Sandisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player with earphones, USB cable and quickstart guide included.

  • Multi-Card Media Reader

    Dazzle USB Media Card Reader with USB 2.0 connection. This item can read many different formats of Flash media commonly used in digital cameras.

  • Portable DVD Players

    Sony and Panasonic portable DVD players for either PAL or NTSC encoded DVDs. WE have both 4 hour and 24 hour checkouts available. Ask at the Library Services Desk for more info.

  • Projector

    A 4 hour out of the building checkout. It is great for presentations and group study sessions. There are no reservations—it is first come, first served.

  • Peripheral Cables

    We have a line of USB and Firewire peripheral cables to help you manage your cameras, camcorders, and other devices. They are gold plated and provide exceptional transfer rates.

  • For suggestions or questions regarding policies, procedures, hardware and operations, check with the Access Services Department.

    For other multimedia needs and support, consult the specialists in the Multimedia Studio.

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  • Unless otherwise noted, all items are 4 hour in the building checkouts. Renewals are often allowed, but they are predicated on availability. You must check with Access Services for any equipment renewal. Fines for equipment may be assessed at a rate of $1.00 per hour, and a $5.00 Reserve Overdue Penalty may accompany any overdue billing.

    Camcorders and Cameras are not subject to the hourly overdue rates. Overdue fines for these items are assessed at $5.00 per day.

    Items are inspected upon checkout and return. An item is expected to be returned in the same condition it was loaned in. All missing items must be paid for at the time of return. Any lost, stolen or damaged equipment must be paid for at the Library Services Desk. Rates are quoted based on the price paid for the item, though the Access Services Department reserves the discretion to modify these rates. Replacement of equipment will also be subject to a $20.00 processing fee.

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  • The Library has seen an increasing demand from instructors to use our digital learning objects for class projects. We will make every effort to accommodate your request, but we appreciate attempts to plan ahead.

    To discuss the logistics of the project & our ability to meet these demands:
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