Lending Equipment

Our lending equipment is available to all SILS affiliates for academic or personal use. Conducting field interviews? Piloting your new YouTube channel? Forgot your charger at home? You're in the right place! Browse our collection below and then visit the Help Desk in the SILS Library to check out equipment. To reserve an equipment, either make a reservation online, email us at silshelp@unc.edu, or stop by the Help Desk in the SILS Library. If you are looking for something specific but don't see it online, contact us to inquire about it.


  • Equipment is checked out and returned at the Help Desk in the SILS Library.
  • Equipment is available to all SILS-affiliated students, faculty and staff, including students currently taking a SILS course.
  • The loan period for equipment is four days, and items can be renewed in-person at the Help Desk. If this loan period isn't sufficient, ask the Help Desk staff about alternate arrangements.
  • Equipment can be reserved in advance by contacting the Help Desk.

Note: Equipment available to faculty and staff only are not listed here

Available Equipment

Adaptors and Cables
  • Various adaptors and cables (HDMI, DP, USB, Lightning, SD card)
  • Nikon D3000 digital camera
  • Canon Vixia HF G20 video camera
  • Canon tripod
  • GoPro Hero 4 action camera
  • Virb 360-degree camera
  • Kodak Zi10 handheld video camera (2)
  • Samsung HMX-W300 handheld video camera (2)
  • USB-C laptop charger
  • MagSafe 1 and 2 laptop charger (2)
  • Lenovo Slim Tip/rectangle laptop charger (2)
  • USB-C phone charger (2)
  • Lightning iPhone charger (4)
Computer Accessories
  • Headset with mic (3)
  • Wireless keyboard
  • Wireless mouse (2)
  • Conference webcam with tripod
Gaming and VR
  • Google Cardboard
  • Meta Quest 2 VR headset
  • Oculus Rift S VR headset
  • Nintendo Wii
  • Blue Snowball USB microphone
  • Rode NT-USB microphone
  • Shure dual lavalier microphone system - For use in Digital Media Lab only
  • Zoom H1, H4n, and iQ6 voice recorders (3)
  • Novation Launchkey Mini MIDI keyboard controller
  • Yamaha MG06 mixer
  • BenQ GS50 portable projector
  • Epson projector
  • Viewsonic projector
  • Portable projector screen
  • Samson Expedition XP106 speaker and PA system
  • Tribit portable speaker
  • Apple iPad (4)
  • Microsoft Surface 3
  • Apple Watch
  • Barcode scanner
  • DVD writer
  • Document camera
  • Google Glass
  • ZenScreen portable monitor
  • Raspberry Pi 4 kit
  • Infinity transcription foot pedal
  • USB flash drive (2)
  • Kensington presentation clicker (3)

Zoom H1
Zoom H1

Zoom H4n
Zoom H4n

Blue Snowball
Blue Snowball

Samsung HMX-W300
Samsung HMX-W300

Canon Vixia
Canon Vixia

Kensington clicker
Kensington clicker

Google Glass
Google Glass

Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi

Apple Watch
Apple Watch