Equipment Lending

Audiovisual Equipment Available for Lending

The department provides students, faculty and staff with a selection of high-quality technology resources to assist with academic work. Tisch Library also has similar and a wider variety of equipment to borrow, including laptops. Please visit the Tisch Library website for availability.

Please keep in mind that when you check out the equipment from the office, you are responsible for the safety and care of that equipment, including all parts and pieces that belong to it. 

WebCheckout Patron Portal How to Make a Reservation

Equipment Lending Procedure

In order to facilitate proper usage, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Use our online portal to browse and reserve A/V equipment.
  • Your pick-up and drop-off time must be during the work week on a day when campus is open (10:00am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday). You may come in person and infer about a checkout but we cannot guarantee that equipment will be available or that there will be a staff person free to help you at the time. Because of this we strongly encourage you to make your reservation online. For any questions: email Michele Paré or call the department at 617-627-3244.
  • The default checkout period is 7 days and may be renewed for another 5 days.

Available Equipment

  • Digital Cameras (point and shoot photography and video capability)
  • Video Cameras (specifically for video)
  • Tripods
  • External microphones to plug into camera, cell phone, or other recording device
  • SD Card reader/adapters
  • USB speaker phone/audio devices to use with computer
  • Wired and wireless keyboards, mice, and speakers
  • Adapters
  • Projectors
  • Video recording equipment (green screens, stands, lights, etc)

Thinking About Filming or Taking Pictures in Schools?

Whether your purpose is to observe your practice for self-reflection (or to encourage your students to self-reflect on their own practice), or to explore and understand student thinking, video can be a powerful tool for faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, and students in the K-20 classroom. Learn more about our suggestions for thinking through collecting media of any kind in school settings and how to inform and solicit consent from schools, parents/guardians, and students.

Virtual Software Access

TTS VDI (Tufts Virtual Desktop)

  • 24/7 remote access to many applications without the need to install software on your computer.
  • Includes university-licensed software from Eaton Lab, the Virtual Engineering Computing Lab, and virtual desktops for Veterinary and Dental School Clinical Services
  • Accessible from most desktop and laptop computers via an online virtual Windows 10 desktop interface
  • Files and data that you create in the Virtual Lab are exportable to your computer

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