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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

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.

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

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

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

Desktop Computers
The Library has 51 Dell and 18 Apple computers
equipped with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Access).

Assistive Technology:
Two of the Dell computers listed above also include the following software:

  • Jaws
  • Zoomtext
  • Read and Write Gold

Printers, Copiers, Scanners

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

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

For more information about copy/print costs go here.

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
  • 2 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
  • 5 GoPro Hero4 Black Edition Cameras


  • 2 Dazzne Wrist Mounts
  • 1 GoPro Handlebar/Seatpost/Pole Mount
  • 2 GoPro Head Straps
  • 1 GoPro Jaws: Flex Clamp
  • 2 GoPro Quick Clips
  • 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