Equipment loans vary between 3 days and in library use (with a few exceptions). Lost or damaged items may 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.
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).
View a map of our public computer stations. (Opens in a new window/tab).
We have two Dell assistive technology stations with the following software:
The assistive technology stations are at the end of each row of iMacs.
We have an Intel Reader which converts print text to digital text and can read the text out loud.
We have a Digital Book Magnifier which enlarges print materials.
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.
A myNOVA username, NOVACard, or guest card can be used for printing & copying.
The library provides access to the following printers and scanners:
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.
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.
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 the Digital Media Studio Guide and the Annandale section on the Equipment and Technology Guide.
Digital Media Studio Equipment
Looking for more software? The Open Computer Lab (OCL) in CT 228 (Annandale Campus) has specialized programming, software development, and engineering programs. Visit the OCL blog for a full list of available software and hours of operation.
We have cameras and other equipment available to borrow. This includes:
Item checkout length varies between 3 days and 7 days. You will need to present a student ID and sign a responsibility statement before you can check out equipment. You can preview the responsibility statement below.
Lending Period: 3 days with 1 renewal.
Lending Period: 7 days with 1 renewal.
Lending Period: varies between in-library use only and 3 days with 1 renewal.