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Equipment and Technology

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

Annandale Library Technology: Overview

Equipment loans vary between 3 days 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. You can review our lending policies and our procedures for lost, missing, or damaged equipment prior to checking out library equipment.

Computers & Software

Dell Windows 10 Desktop

Desktop Computers:
The following computer stations are available for student use. These stations come with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access), internet browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Edge), and a media player (VLC). Please use the provided sanitation materials to wipe down the station before you use it and after you're finished. 

  • 47 Dell workstations
  • 18 Mac workstations
  • 1 Raspberry Pi workstation
  • 6 Raspberry Pi open stations (short term use, no log in required) 
  • 2 assistive technology stations


Assistive Technology:
We have two Dell assistive technology stations with the following software:

  • Jaws
  • ZoomText
  • Read and Write Gold

We have an Intel Reader which converts printed text to digital text and has the ability to read the text out loud.

Personal Devices: 
You are welcome to bring your personal laptop or mobile device and use one of our open worktables located to the left of the instructional room. Please be mindful of social distancing guidelines by remaining at least 6 feet away from other users. 

Printers, Copiers, Scanners

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

The library provides access to the following printers and scanners: 

  • 3 multifunction printers (print/scan/copy)
  • 2 scanners
  • 1 Epson Graphics Arts Scanner (located in the Digital Media Studio)


You can add money to your NOVACard by following the instructions listed on the AcePrint management page. Guest cards can be purchased at the NOVACard Office in CA 103. For more information about copy/print costs and locations, visit the AcePrint homepage.

Calculators

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
  • USB Drives
  • VGA Cables
  • HDMI Cables
  • Ethernet Cables
  • Lightning Cables (Apple)
  • Micro-USB Cables
  • USB-C Cables
  • HDMI to Mini-HDMI Adapters
  • USB-C to VGA Adapters
  • USB to Ethernet Adapters

Charging Stations

Charging Stations

2 cell phone charging stations (compatible with iPhones and Androids)are available near the library entrance and study rooms.

Remember to take your device with you when you leave.

Tablets & Media Viewing Devices


 

Lending Period: varies between in library use only and 7 days with 1 renewal.

  • 2 Coby Portable DVD Players
  • 1 Monoprice Graphics Tablet
  • 1 Cintiq Graphics Tablet

Digital Media Studio Equipment and Software

This is a select list of the hardware and software available to use in the Digital Media Studio. For a full list, visit the Software and Tutorials section on this guide and the Annandale section on the Equipment and Technology Guide.

Equipment

  • 2 Dell Precision 3640 towers with 2 Dell UltraSharp 32" 4K USB-C monitors **NEW**
  • 2 iMacs
  • 1 Epson XL Graphic Arts Scanner

Software

  • Audacity
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Blender **NEW**
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Garage Band
  • GIMP
  • iMovie
  • Lightworks **NEW**
  • Ocenaudio **NEW**
  • OpenShot Video Editor **NEW**
  • RawTherapee **NEW**

Media Equipment at the Circulation Desk

Some of our media equipment is only for digital media studio use and are available at the circulation desk. This includes:

  • Sennheiser Pro Studio Monitoring Headphones
  • Blue Yeti Microphone and Podcast Kit
  • Webcams
  • Memory Card Reader
  • We also have DLSR cameras, voice recorders, and much more available to check out! 

Cameras & Camcorders


Lending Period: 3 days with 1 renewal.

  • 1 Canon Rebel T5i DSLR Camera
  • 1 Canon Rebel T6i DSLR Camera
  • 2 Nikon D7200 DSLR Cameras
  • 1 Olympus E-M10 Mark II Digital Camera
  • 1 Sony Cybershot Digital Cameras
  • 2 Vivitar Vivicam F529 Digital Cameras
  • 1 Canon Vixia HF R62 Camcorder
  • 1 Canon Vixia HF R50 Camcorder
  • 1 Panasonic HC-V770 Camcorder

GoPro Cameras & Accessories

Lending Period: 7 days with 1 renewal.

  • 1 GoPro Hero3 White Edition Camera
  • 4 GoPro Hero4 Black Edition Cameras

Accessories:

  • 1 Dazzne Wrist Mounts
  • 1 GoPro Handlebar/Seatpost/Pole Mount
  • 2 GoPro Head Straps
  • 1 GoPro Jaws: Flex Clamp
  • 1 GoPro Smart Remote
  • 1 GoPro Suction Cup
  • 1 Urban-Factory Blue Bike Support
  • 2 Urban-Factory Chest Mounts
  • 1 Urban-Factory Telescopic Pole

Camera Accessories


Lending Period: varies between in-library use only and 3 days with 1 renewal.

  • Tripods
  • Delkin Memory Card Reader
  • SIIG USB 2.0 Single-Slot SD Series Card Reader/Writer

Audio Equipment

Olympus Audio Recorder
Lending Period: 3 days with 1 renewal.

  • 2 Olympus DM-620 Audio Recorders (More info)
  • 1 Blue Yeti Microphone with Pop Filter