Through the Service Center, the Freedman Center provides high-quality, user-friendly multimedia equipment for lending that can be used to create or enhance a class project or simply for your own personal projects. We offer equipment including (but not limited to) still and video digital cameras, audio recorders, iPads, digital headsets, Dell laptops, and much more. CWRU students, faculty, and staff and CIM students and staff are welcome to borrow multimedia equipment with a current ID and library account that is not blocked due to fines.
Most multimedia equipment can be borrowed for 2 nights, while some items lend for a few hours. This equipment cannot be renewed in the traditional manner.
Borrowers who wish to extend the due date of multimedia equipment must come in person to the Service Center with the device and any related accessories. Borrowers may then check-in and then check back out the item(s) again. However, due to the limited number of each device available CWRU students, faculty, and staff, if another of the same item is unavailable for check out, we cannot allow for an additional loan period until the next day. We do not place holds on or reserve multimedia equipment.
Be sure to ask at Service Center upon checkout if you are unsure of an item’s length of loan or check your library account to make certain multimedia equipment is not returned late to avoid fines.
Borrowers assume the responsibility of keeping items secure and in proper working and physical condition throughout the time of loan. Each piece of multimedia equipment is inspected by staff upon return. If damage is suspected, the borrower will be notified regarding any further action to be taken in replacing parts of or the entire device. Costs will vary.
A replacement fee will be assessed for multimedia equipment that is damaged beyond repair, lost, or stolen equal to the item’s original price plus the cost of processing and billing. As the cost of each device varies, so does the replacement fee. We will not accept a substitute for equipment purchased by the borrower.