Equipment reservation page

Note: Equipment previously checked out at the Sanford Media Center is now checked out at the Gorgas Circulation Desk.

Equipment listed below can be checked out at the listed library or department on a first-come, first served basis. Some items require online reservation in order to check out. Items can be checked out for 4 hours for library use only, unless otherwise noted.

If you are having issues reserving equipment or an item is unavailable for reservation, please contact the owning library for assistance:

Bruno: 205-348-1080     Gorgas: 205-348-9748     McLure: 205-348-6055     Rodgers: 205-348-2100

Laptops available for 72 hour checkout must first be reserved online through our reservation system. Please see our equipment borrowing policy for details.
Dell Laptop

Dell Laptops

  • Windows 10 includes Matlab, MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.
  • Available: Bruno, Gorgas, McLure, Rodgers, Hoole Special Collections
MacBook Air Laptop

MacBook Laptops

  • OS X includes MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and iLife (iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand)
  • Available: Bruno, Gorgas (MacBook Air), McLure (MacBook Air), Rodgers


  • High-speed Internet browsing only
  • Available: Bruno, Gorgas, McLure, Rodgers
ti-83 plus


Available: Rodgers Library 1 day
  • 4 graphing calculators
  • 4 scientific calculators


Available: Bruno, Gorgas, McLure, Rodgers
  • Earbuds are available to purchase from the Gorgas 1st floor vending machine, near JavaCity
structure sensor on ipad

Structure Sensor

  • Available: Gorgas and Rodgers
Rapid 3D scanning of objects and people, and 3D maps of interior spaces

Oculus Rift

  • Available: Gorgas, Rodgers
Virtual reality goggles for your computer or mobile device

Computer Accessories

Cables available: Bruno, Gorgas, Rodgers
  • 2 Wireless Keyboard: Rodgers
  • 2 Wireless Mouse: Rodgers

Additional Accessories

Whiteboard markers and eraser kits available: Bruno, Gorgas, McLure, Rodgers
  • 1 Camcorder and tripod: Rodgers

Phone Chargers

  • Available: Gorgas
  • 4-hour Reserve Item

Google Cardboard

Google Cardboard is a virtual reality (VR) platform developed by Google for use with a smartphone. Named for its fold-out cardboard viewer, it is used by placing a smartphone into the back of it and viewing through the lenses in the front. The Cardboard app is available for the Android and iOS operating systems.
  • available at McLure Education Library
  • 7-day Reserve Item

Audiovisual Equipment Gorgas Circulation Desk

Items must can be checked out at the Gorgas Circulation desk for 72 hours and may not be renewed. Items must be reserved before checking out.


camcorder-2 1 also available at Rodgers


tripod 1 also available at Rodgers

Boom Kits

Boom Kit


Boom Kit

Audio Recorder





Lighting Filters


Green Screen

3D Printers and Scanner 3D Studio located in Rodgers Library

Participation in a 3D Printer Training and Safety Workshop offered by a Rodgers Library staff member is required prior to use
Stratasys 3D Printer

Stratasys 3D Printer

  • Kit and notebook at circulation desk
 NextEngine Desktop 3D scanner

NextEngine Desktop 3D Scanner

  • Kit and notebook at circulation desk
da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3D Printer

da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3D Printer

  • Available: Bruno, Gorgas, and McLure

Non-circulation Equipment

Equipment available in the libraries, but not available to check out


Available: Stationary, for internet browsing
Large White Board


Available: Bruno, Gorgas, McLure, Rodgers Check out marker & eraser kits

Interactive Displays

Available: McClure and Rodgers Libraries Check out marker & eraser kits

Presentation Monitors

Available: Rodgers Library Check out adapter & remote kits

Whisper Booths

Whisper Booths are sound isolation booths equipped with iMacs with recording software, as well as Yeti microphones, and 88-key keyboards. They are located on the first floor of Gorgas Library and can be reserved for 4-hour time periods, up to two weeks in advance.