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Equipment Borrowing

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In partnership with the Freedman Center, the library is pleased to offer the following multimedia equipment for loan.  Simply visit the Service Desk in KSL and pick out the device you need!  We have a display with many of these devices right by the Service Desk so you can see the device before checking it out.  If a tutorial on how to use the device is available it has been linked to in the list below.  Our full borrowing policies can be found here.

We're always open to new ideas, so if you have any questions, thoughts, or suggestions about what we should be carrying, drop us a line.

  Apple VGA Adaptor 2 night loan.
Canon HD PowerShot Digital Camera A point and shoot digital still camera.  It is the easiest still camera to use that we loan.  2 night loan.
  Garmin GPS Great for geocaching, collecting locational data while doing field work, and capturing geotagged images.  Complete with built-in digital camera.  2 night loan.
  GoPro Camera Coming Soon. This mini camera is great for those who like to experiment.  You can use your smart phone to preview images and control the camera.  It has ultra high resolution (4k) or ultra high frame rate (120 fps).  Best for outdoor use in rugged situations; a waterproof enclosure is included.  This is not a good camera for audio or low light situations.  2 night loan.
  Headphones (analog) Universal headphones for listening to your computer or other audio device.  8 hours/end of night loan.
digital headphones dsp400 Headphones (digital) These USB headphones plus into your computer for listening to audio and recording high quality voice recording.  Great for webconferencing and spoken narration.  2 night loan.
infocusDLP In-Focus Lumen Projector For best results, we recommend this projector for in-door use only. A screen is not needed if projecting onto a flat wall, but we do offer screen rentals.  $40 rental for 2 nights.
  iPad Perfect for taking notes in class or using your favorite apps.  Staff will clear all important personal data off each iPad upon check in to ensure that personal information is not passed along to others.  2 night loan.
  Laser Rangefinder This rangefinder measures the distances of targets up to 600 yards away.  2 night loan.
  Mac AC Adaptor 3 hour loan.
 ‌ Mac & Dell Laptops Both Mac and Dell laptops are available for checkout from a self-service kiosk. 3 hour loan, in KSL use only.
  Mini Projector This small 95 lumen projector can act like a PC monitor, making it great for small group work.  It is not recommended for large presentations.  2 night loan.
 ‌‌ Monitor Calibrator This device makes sure that the colors on your monitor or laptop match the colors of your picture.  Essential if you are doing any form of color correction.  2 night loan.
  Mouse 3 hour loan.
  Nexus 7 Tablet An alternative to the Apple iPad, the Nexus 7 is an Android tablet device. Enjoy full funcationality of your Google Account right from this device. Don't have a Google Account? You can still explore the Nexus' capabilties such as wi-fi connection for web browsing, e-mail, and social networking.  2 night loan.
  Olympus Digital Voice Recorder These recorders are recommended to capture interviews, lectures, and dialogue on-site.  This is not recommended for production quality audio.  2 night loan.
  Presentation Remote & Laser Pointer  This presentation remote also has a built in timer and green laser pointer.  Great for your next PowerPoint presentation.  2 night loan.
  Screen This 40" x 64" portable screen comes in a tubular aluminum case.  To set up. just put it on the floor, open the case, and lift with one finger to desired height.  $20 rental for 2 nights.
  Sony Cybershot HD Camera A high end point and shoot digital still camera.  It will produce higher quality pictures than the Canon, but is more difficult to use.  2 night loan.
Sony_DCR-HC21_1 Sony HD Video Camera This tapeless HD video camera records to its internal memory.  Check out a tripod as well to ensure movement-free filming.  2 night loan.
  Tripod 2 night loan.
wacom_tablet Wacom, Inuos 5 The Intuos 5 provides 48.4 square inches of working area to enhance your ability to create, edit, and design art, photography and graphics.  2 night loan.
  Webcam Our high definition USB webcams are compatible with both Macs and PCs.  2 night loan.
  Zoom Audio Recorder This recorder is recommended when recording musical performances, group vocals, etc.  It will pick up audio in much of the room.  It is not recommended for spoken narration.  2 night loan.

Services FAQ

Can I print at KSL? What does it cost & how do I pay?
KSL computers link to 2 high speed, high volume printers. All printing costs 5 cents a page, and you can pay with with your CaseOneCard, coin, $1 or $5 bills. Printers are on the main floor and second floor, across from the elevators.  For locations, check our Maps.
Can I photocopy at KSL? What does it cost & how do I pay?
KSL photocopiers are on the main floor, third floor, and Lower Level, so you can photocopy books and journals. Copies cost ten cents a page on digital copiers, and you can pay with your CaseOneCard, coin, $1 or $5 bills.  For locations, check our Maps.
How do I know what's new and what new books there are?
Read the KSL News Blog for events, services, tools & more, that help you do research. Find it on the library homepage. New Books can either be an RSS alert for your subject area or you can browse the New Books Display on the 1st floor of the Kelvin Smith Library.
Where do I get change? / Is there a Change machine?
Use your ID as your cash, not coins & bills. KSL does not give change & asks you to plan ahead for printing and copying. The copiers & printers take $1 & $5 bills and coins, and will give change for a copy/print when there is suffficient change in the machine. Plan ahead! Activate your CaseOneCard ID if you are a staff member, faculty, or grad student.
Where are the Bathrooms?
KSL bathrooms are on all floors, always behind the elevators.  Check our  for more information.
How do I get a library card?
Your Case ID is your library card if you are enrolled or employed at Case. The first time you use it, staff will swipe it on a library computer to activate your library account and then you can use your ID at any Case library or OhioLINK member library, if your account is in good standing.
Is there a book drop? Is there a drive-up book drop?
KSL has a book drop in the front of the building, under the covered portico, on the Thwing Center side of the Main Doors. Currently, there is no drive-up book drop. The KSL bookdrop is open when there are no Regular Business Hours–when KSL is open, bring your items to the inside book drops. Videos & DVDs must be returned to staff at the Main Service Desk so the are not damaged in bookdrops.
Can I fax something at KSL?
KSL does not have fax services but Thwing Center, next door, does in Printing Services. Stop in weekdays 8-5:30 p.m. for information about fees, etc.
Does KSL have a SelfCheckout Machine? When can I use it?
KSL’s 3M SelfCheckout machine is on the Main Service Desk and can be used whenever you are in KSL! (You must have used your Case ID card at least once before at a Case library for a regular checkout with staff, so your ID data is swiped into the system.) Use SelfCheckout during 24×7, or whenever you need to save time.
Can I checkout the CPL@Case-KSL books and magazines on the KSL SelfCheckout?
Use the CPL SelfCheckout machine nearby the CPL@Case-KSL collections, with your CPL library card. The KSL SelfCheckout machine reads only Case ID cards and Case barcodes.

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