Reserve Equipment & Computers


The Library circulates equipment to support production courses offered at the University. Equipment is available to students and faculty only.

Audio Recording

  • The Music Library has portable recorders (Marantz PDM661) and high-end stereo Sontronics microphones.
  • Training is required before you may use the portable recorders and microphones. If you have not already received training from your instructor, please ask for help at the Music Library information desk.
  • Use our online reservation system to reserve equipment.

 Video Capture

  • The Digital Media Lab Equipment Room reserves and circulates professional-consumer video cameras and related equipment to support the creative life-cycle for advanced production courses offered at the University of Virginia.
  • Once training has been completed, reservations can be made by visiting the DML Equipment Reservations Page.
  • Call 434. 924.7286 if you would like to set up a consultation.


For specialized computing needs some libraries have workstations you can reserve.

Digital Media Lab

  • Located on the third floor of Clemons Library, the main lab has 14 Macintosh workstations with professional equipment and sophisticated applications for the digitization, post-production and delivery of media related projects. The space is conducive for working solo and in pairs.
  • An extension of the main lab, the Groups-Lab (G-Lab) has open spaces and promotes a supportive environment for small groups working collaboratively. The 20 Macintosh workstations host entry-level and some professional applications for creating and producing image, sound, and video projects.
  • For group planning of media projects, two MediaScape tables provide dual-screen access for up to 6 participants.
  • The Viz Lounge has the technical ability to meet the demands of both simple and sophisticated media experiences.  It supports a number of activities including screening course productions at the end of the semester, hosting classes and meetings, and exploring interactivity with the Kinect.

Find out more about the Lab’s Digital Ecology.

To reserve Lab equipment or spaces, call 434.924.7474 or email

Music Library

  • Located in Old Cabell Hall, the Music Library has 12 Macintosh workstations equipped with software to assist in audio and music notation editing projects.
  • The libraries have a very limited number of public computer workstations available in each location and patrons are strongly encouraged to bring their personal laptops or mobile devices to the library to do their work.


Alderman Library has a toolkit available for 3-hour checkouts. The kit includes driver bits,  hex/Allen keys,  pliers, and screwdrivers (flat and Phillips).