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Equipment Collections at the Robert W. Woodruff Library

The Audio/Visuals Collection at the Robert W. Woodruff Library is a pool of audio visuals equipment, readily available for the Emory community.

Borrowing Information

This equipment may be checked out for one week at a time from the Library Service Desk.

These items cannot be renewed.

Overdue fines are $10.00 per day.

Equipment Available

Digital Projectors

Lightweight and portable LCD Projectors accept video connections from Blu-ray and DVD players, game consoles and laptops via RCA, VGA or HDMI connections. Project on a blank wall, or check out a screen from the DUC*.

Each Digital Projector bundle comes with a data projector, a power cord, an HDMI cable, a VGA cable, and a carrying case. 

Some models have additional accessories.  See the matrix below to determine which projector has the accessories you need.

*PAs are available for check out at the Emory Student Center Welcome Desk.

User Manuals:

Accessories and Cables

What is the difference between VGA and HDMI?

VGA (Video Graphics Array) cables are analog cables that transmit only video signals. These cables are ideal for simple visual projection and carry video from most PCs to monitors, projectors and televisions.

HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) cables are digital cables that transmit both audio and visual signals. These cables are  the current standard for HD audio and video signals. Use this cable to send audio and video from some computers, Blu-ray players and HD game consoles to HD monitors, projectors and televisions.

If you need both audio and visual transmission, and all of the HDMI capable projectors are unavailable; VGA can transmit audio with an additional 1/8" audio jack. These cables are available separately from the Heilbrun Music and Media Library service desk.

Note: These digital projectors also support RCA cables, though the Heilbrun Music and Media Library does not circulate them.  RCA cables are analog cables that transmit composite video (yellow jack) and stereo audio (red and white jacks) signals.

Here is the back of an Epson 955WH projector with the different ports/inputs for each cable indicated:

  • VGA (note the separate video and audio connections)
  • HDMI
  • RCA (the inputs are color-coded: yellow video / red and white audio)