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Equipment and Technology: Annandale

This page provides an overview of the hardware, software, and other accessories available at NOVA Libraries.

Annandale Library Technology

Effective immediately, the Annandale Campus Library is suspending ALL loans on tablets and media equipment (cameras, accessories, recorders, microphones, etc.) until further notice.

Our current staffing levels are unable to support the resource intensive processes required to adequately provide these services. We did not make this decision lightly and understand these services were popular with our library users. We will revisit this decision when our staffing levels are restored.

Calculators and IN LIBRARY USE ONLY items such as HDMI cables and chargers will continue to be available for loan. Equipment loans vary between 7 day, 3 day, 1 day and IN LIBRARY USE ONLY (with a few exceptions). Late fees for most equipment are $4/day. Lost or damaged items will incur a replacement charge. Students MUST have their NOVA ID card to borrow equipment.

Laptop Kiosk

Lending Period: 4 hours.

The Annandale Campus Library has two Laptop Kiosks with a total of 42 laptops available for loan. Users will need a valid NOVACard to checkout a laptop.

Kiosk Location:  CG Building, 3rd Floor (Library Lobby area)

Terms of Service & Frequently Asked Questions


TI-84 CalculatorAvailable at circulation desk.
Lending Period: varies between same day and 1 day loans.
  • TI-84 Calculators
  • TI-83 Calculators
  • Scientific Calculators
  • Basic Calculators

Tech Accessories

Available at the circulation desk.
Lending Period: in-library use only.

  • Headphones
  • Headsets
  • USB Drives
  • VGA Cables
  • HDMI Cables
  • Lightning to VGA Adapters
  • Lightning Cables (Apple)
  • USB-Micro Cables

Group Study Rooms and Digital Media Studio

Dell Desktop

Digital Media Studio

  • 2 iMacs
  • 2 Dell XPS 27 All-In-One Touchscreens
  • 1 XL Epson Graphic Arts Scanner


  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Audacity
  • Final Cut Pro

Click here for software tutorials and studio information.

Group Study Rooms
Annandale Campus Library has 4 Group Study Rooms, each equipped with:

  • 42" LCD screen
  • Apple TV
  • Audiovisual input (HDMI, VGA, Wireless)

Reservations are required for the Digital Media Studio and Group Study Rooms.

Computers & Software

Dell Windows 10 Desktop

Dell Desktops
The Library has 66 computers
equipped with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Access).

Assistive Technology:
The Library has 2 Dell computers with the following software:

  • Jaws
  • Zoomtext
  • Read and Write Gold

Printers, Copiers, Scanners

Epson ScannerA NOVACard or guest card is required for printing & copying.

  • 2 Printers (In black & white and color)
  • 2 Copiers
  • 4 Scanners
  • 1 Epson Graphics Arts Scanner (located in the Digital Media Studio)

For more information about copy/print costs go here.

Cameras & Camcorders

GoPro Camera

Check with a library staff member for equipment availability
Lending Period: 7 days with 1 renewal.

  • 5 GoPro Hero4 Black Editions
  • 1 Canon Rebel T5i DSLR Camera
  • 3 Nikon D7200 DSLR Camera
  • 2 Sony Bloggie HD Camcorders 4GB
  • 2 Sony Cybershot Digital Cameras
  • 2 Vivitar Vivicam F529 Digital Cameras
  • 1 Canon Vixia HF R62 Camcorder
  • 1 Canon Vixia HF R50 Camcorder
  • 1 Canon Vixia HF R42 Camcorder
  • 1 Sony FDR-AX100 4k Handycam Camcorder

Camera Accessories

Check with a library staff member for equipment availability
Lending Period: varies between in-library use only and 7 days with 1 renewal.

  • GoPro accessories (including head straps, chest mounts, telescopic poles, Remote Control and more)
  • Tripods
  • eFilm Memory Card Reader
  • SIIG USB 2.0 Single-Slot SD Series Card Reader/Writer

Audio Equipment

Olympus Audio RecorderCheck with a library staff member for equipment availability
Lending Period: varies between in library use only and 7 days with 1 renewal.

  • 2 Olympus DM-620 Audio Recorders (More info)
  • 1 Blue Yeti Microphone with Pop Filter
  • 2 Pairs of Sennheiser Studio Headphones

Tablets & Media Viewing Devices


Lending Period: varies between in library use only and 7 days with no renewal.

  • 23 iPads
  • 1 Nexus 7
  • 1 Nexus 10
  • 1 Dell
  • 1 Kindle
  • 2 Coby Portable DVD Players
  • 1 Monoprice Graphics Tablet