Audio Visual Equipment

NUIT Academic & Research Technologies provides cameras, a microphone, and tripods for short-term loans to Northwestern undergraduate students.  The portable video cameras may be used for academic and/or personal video projects during academic quarters, excluding intercessions and finals week. The equipment is available for a two day period. Check-out and check-in takes place in room B178 of the Northwestern University Library, lower level.
Borrowing Agreement
  • Only Northwestern undergraduates may borrow the equipment (faculty, graduates students, and staff may borrow equipment from the University Library's Digital Collections department).
  • Equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Equipment cannot be placed on hold.
  • You must bring a valid WildCARD.
  • Only one camera per person.
Loan Periods
  • Two day loan period.
  • Equipment cannot be renewed by phone.
  • Equipment is not loaned out over finals week, intersessions, or the summer quarter.
  • At the end of the loan period, the equipment must be returned to the library consultant on duty.
Fines for Late, Damaged, or Missing Equipment
  • $15 for every day late.
  • $800 replacement fee camera.
  • $75 replacement fee for tripod.
  • $500 replacement fee for microphone.
Available Equipment

Panasonic PV-GS3000 Video Cameras (require miniDV tapes that are available for purchase at CVS or Radioshack):

Camera bundle

Sennheiser ME66/K6 Microphone with Shotgun Mount:

microphone bundle

Smith-Victor Pinnacle P920 Tripod:


Additional Information

Support Contacts

Support Contact:
PC/MAC Lab Consultant:  (847) 467-4565