Reserve Media Equipment from the SMART Learning Commons

Use the Media Equipment Reservation Form to request equipment. We have HD camcorders, DSLR cameras, tripods, digital audio recorders, USB microphones, and external hard drives.

Note: Due to high demand for media equipment, we are very limited in allowing more than one day (due the next day) for loans. Please plan around this limitation or ask us for alternative suggestions (smartmedia@umn.edu).

Pickup locations and hours

  • Fall/Spring service desk hours:
    • 204 Walter Library: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm; Saturday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    • Wilson Library, basement: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Closed on Saturdays; Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Magrath Library: Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (however, equipment is available anytime during Magrath Library hours)
  • May/Summer service desk hours:
    • Monday-Friday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday Closed (for both locations at Walter and Wilson Libraries)
  • Winter and Spring Breaks: Walter Library only: Monday - Friday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Other Media Equipment for Checkout (first come, first served)

Find a Place to Record

Get Help With Your Media Project

  • Request an appointment with a media specialist
  • Fall/Spring service desk hours:
    • 204 Walter Library: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm; Saturday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    • Wilson Library, basement: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Closed on Saturdays; Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Magrath Library: Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Find Software and Production iMacs for Editing

You can find media production iMac computers in four Libraries on campus to use with editing your projects.

Software

Locations

  • Walter Library, room 204
  • Wilson Library, basement level
  • Bio-Medical Library, 2nd floor
  • Magrath Library, ground floor

External Hard Drives

You will need an external hard drive to save your video projects on if you are going to use a library production computer. You can check them out at Walter, Wilson, Magrath and Bio-Medical Libraries. There is a special technique for transferring an iMovie or Final Cut Pro project to an external hard drive: