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Equipment Collections at Emory

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

Borrowing Privileges

  • Equipment in the collection only circulates to active Emory faculty, staff, and students. 
  • Loan periods vary from 3 hours up to 1 week. Renewals are not allowed. 
  • Patrons must wait 24 hours after returning equipment from the 3-day or 1-week loan collections before checking out another of the same type. (No immediate recheck of material)
  • Patrons must wait 1 hour after returning equipment from the 3-hour collections before checking out another of the same type. (No immediate recheck of material)
  • Patrons may borrow only one of each type of equipment at a time.
  • Patrons may borrow up to 3 pieces of equipment at a time.
  • All items must be returned directly to the Woodruff Library Service Desk.

For more detailed information, please see the library borrowing policies page.

EXCEPTION: Library-use only items needed to access Audio/Visual items in the media collection can be checked out by all patrons. This includes:

  • Headphones
  • Headphone Adapters
  • Remote Controls

Loan Periods / Overdue Fees

Here is a list of each loan period's overdue fees with a list of each item to which it applies:

  • Course Reserve 3-day loans: $1.00 per hour
  • 3-hour, library-use only loans: $1.00 per hour
    • Cell Phone Chargers, HDMI Cables (for eClassrooms), Headphones, Headphone Adapters, Laptop Chargers, MediaLab External Disc Drives, Remote Controls, TI-84 Calculators, and Wall Adapters
  • 3-day loans: $5.00 per day
    • TI-36 calculators, Flash Drives, MediaLab external hard drives
  • 1-week equipment loans: $10.00 per day
    • Apple Adapters, Digital Audio Recorders, DSLR Cameras, HD Camcorders, HDMI Cables, GPS Units, circulating Laptops, Microphones, Tripods, VGA Cables, VGA to HDMI Converter Boxes, Webcams, and Wireless Presenters


Lost / Replacement Fees

The minimum replacement fee for ANY lost piece of equipment is $100.00.

The replacement fees that are charged when an item is lost, irreparably damaged, or stolen cover not only the replacement of the piece of equipment itself, but all parts, accessories, and labor costs associated with the replacement of the item.  These replacement fees are subject to change depending on the costs at point of replacement.

Below is a list of items whose replacement fee is higher than the standard minimum replacement fee of $100.00

  • Apple 45W MagSafe2 Power Adapter (MacBook Air): $105.00
  • Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter (MacBook Pro): $105.00
  • Apple 30W USB-C Power Adapter (12" MacBook / 13" MacBook Air) $105.00
  • Data Projector: $1000.00
  • Digitial Audio Recorder (Marantz): $650.00
  • Digital Audio Recorder (Zoom): $125.00
  • DSLR camera: $700.00
  • GPS Unit: $365.00
  • HD Camcorder: $460.00
  • Webcam: $115.00
  • Laptop (Dell): $1000.00
  • Laptop (MacBook): $1615.00
  • Chromebook: $300.00
  • Microphone (Azden Wireless): $175.00
  • Microphone (PZM soundgrabber): $145.00
  • Microphone (RevoLabs Wireless USB): $225.00
  • Microphone (Shure SM58+XLR Cable): $130.00
  • Microphone (Snowball USB): $100.00
  • Microphone (Snowflake USB): $95.00
  • TI-84 Graphing Calculator: $130.00