Media equipment is available for free checkouts for UMN students, staff and faculty. You will find cameras, tripods, microphones, hard drives, and DSLRs, everything you need to make a great video or podcast. Items are typically due the following day by closing.

Starting January 4th, 2021, you will not need a reservation to check out equipment. Just visit the basement desk in Walter Library during normal business hours, and equipment will be provided if it is available. For recommendations on what to check out, request an appointment below, and you can meet virtually with a media consultant.


One-hour online appointments are offered for students working on course-assigned media projects. The media consultant helps you organize your project, develop a story, decide on equipment, give video and audio pre-production advice, and answer specific questions about editing software. 

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