Equipment Checkout

IT Services maintains an inventory of equipment that can be checked out for SILS-related activities.



Only students, faculty, and staff of the School of Information and Library Science may check out equipment from the SILS IT Service Lab. A UNC OneCard is required and all items are checked out through UNC Libraries. Per UNC Library Policy by borrowing library materials you are agreeing to pay any fine or fee that is charged for materials that are returned late, damaged or lost.

SILS students, faculty and staff may check out equipment for up to four days. If the four day period is not sufficient, members of the SILS community have an option to renew the item once by contacting the SILS Help Desk.

Some items are available only to SILS Faculty and Staff.

Mobile Devices

Apple iPad

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  • 32 GB memory
  • Up to 10 hours battery life
  • Accelerometer & ambient light sensor
  • Built-in speaker & microphone
  • SIM card tray
  • On-screen touch keyboard
  • 9.7 inch multi-touch display

 For more details, take a guided tour.

Still Camera

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 Digital Camera 

Panasonic Lumix Digital Camera

  • 10.1-megapixel with maximum image size of 3,648 x 2,736
  • 1/1.8" CCD image sensor
  • Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens
  • Optical 12x zoom, f 7.4mm to 88.8mm (35mm film camera
    equivalent: 35mm to 420mm)/F2.8 to F3.7
  • Digital 4x zoom
  • Built-in pop up flash
  • Recording media: SDHC Memory Card/SD Memory Card/MultiMediaCard (Still pictures only)
  • User manual

Video Camcorders

Samsung HMX-W300 Pocket Video Camera

Samsung HMX-W300 Waterproof Pocket Camcorder

  • Waterproof, shockproof, and dustproof
  • Records up to 10 hours of HD video with a SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot that holds up to 64GB
  • 2.3-inch LCD color screen
  • Recording resolution: Full HD 1920x1080/30p (17 Mbps) or HD 1280x720/30p (8 Mbps)
  • 5.5 Megapixels for still photography
  • HDMI port and cable, AV out, DC in
  • Blur-reducing integrated image stabilization
  • Face tracking technology
  • Built-in microphone
  • Built-in USB arm for quick file transfer
  • Built-in Intelli-Studio editing and uploading software
  • Auto Aqua mode allows for up to 3 m of water depth
  • JPEG file format for still photos, H.264 MOV, AAC for video.
  • USB Battery Charging
  • User Guide
Canon Vixia HF G20

  • Variable resolution up to 1920x1080
  • 32GB built-in flash memory, or removable SD or SDHC memory cards
  • Connectivity: mini-B Hi-Speed USB, HDMI mini, 3.5mm A/V composite out, 3.5mm microphone mini-jack
  • Kit includes: manual; editing software; directional stereo microphone with windscreen; batteries; power cable; two (2) 8GB microSD cards with USB adapters; USB cable; high-quality component video cable; composite A/V cable
  • User manual
Kodak Zi10

  • Very portable design
  • Variable resolution up to 1080p at 30fps
  • Records to SD/SDHC slot
GoPro Hero4
  • Built-in Touch Display
  • Records in 1080p60 and 720p120
  • Captures 12MP photos at speeds up to 30 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi + Bluetooth®: Enhanced connectivity to the GoPro App, Smart Remote and more
  • User manual


AMX Web Cam

AMX Sereno WebCam

  • 1080p high definition video
  • Swivel mount
  • 120º field of view lens
  • Microphone included




 Presentation Equipment

Kensington Wireless Presenter Pro

Kensington Wireless Presenter Pro

  • Control presentations up to 150 feet away
  • Ultra bright green laser for use on bright projectors, LCD monitors, and plasma displays
  • Designed to fit comfortably in your hand
  • Works with Microsoft Powerpoint and Apple Keynote
  • 2.4 GHz Wireless connection


Kensington Wireless Presenter K33373US

Kensington Wireless Presente

  • Control presentations up to 60 feet away
  • Plug and play simplicity requires no set up
  • Works with Microsoft Powerpoint and Apple Keynote
  • 2.4 GHz Wireless connection
  • Dimensions: 3.5L X 0.5H X 1.75W inches
  • Instruction Guide
AVerVision M50 Document Camera

AVerVision M50 Document Camera

  • A portable device that allows you to project whatever the camera is capturing
  • Records audio and video at 30 frames/second and saves the data to a USB flash drive or SD card
  • 5 megapixel sensor
  • up to 30 FPS video
  • 80x total zoom




Zoom H4n digital recorder

Zoom H4n audio recorder

  • While it is larger than a typical "dictation recorder," it has the highest audio quality
  • Records in .wav or .mp3 file formats

Quick start guide

User manual 



H1 Zoom Voice Recorder

H1 Zoom Voice Recorder

  • Recording levels can be set automatically or manually.
  • Records in .wav or .mp3 formats
  • Built-in low-cut filter reduces unwanted background noise and focuses the recording; ideal for interviews and outdoor recordings. Optional windscreen will further reduce noise.




Blue Snowball Microphone

Snowball microphone

  • High quality USB microphone
  • Three recording modes to optimize the recording of vocals, music, etc.
  • Compatible with both Mac and PC; no software installation required
  • Comes with adjustable stand






Apple Watch Sport

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  • The Apple Watch Sport can be paired with an iPhone 5 or above
  • Includes fitness tracking apps
  • User Guide



Google Glass

 Google Glass

  • Hands-free headpiece that can connect to the internet, record pictures and video, and use apps
  • Voice and touch commands
  • Quick Start Guide


Google Cardboard

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  • Create virtual reality experience by pairing with a smartphone
  • Apps can be downloaded from the Google Play Store
  • A Nexus smartphone can be checked out from the SILS Lab for use with the Google Cardboard
  • User Guide


Raspberry Pi Model B+

Raspberry Pi B+

  • A programmable single-board computer about the size of a credit card



Power Adapters and Chargers

Kensington Universal Power Adapter

  • Two Kensington Universal Notebook Power Adapters and one Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter are available for check out

  • Apple, Lenovo, Kensington, and Dell laptop chargers

  • Cellphone chargers available for checkout in addition to a charging station in the Outer Lab



Infinity USB Foot Pedal

  • The Infinity USB foot pedal is designed for use with transcription software to allow for foot-controlled audio playback.  
  • The Infinity model is compatible with many different PC transcription software programs, though not with general audio file players such as Windows Media player.