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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 (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.

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).

  • 26 Dell workstations
  • 18 Mac workstations
  • 10 Raspberry Pi workstations
  • 6 Raspberry Pi open stations (short term use, no log in required) 
  • 2 assistive technology stations
  • 4 digital media stations (2 PCs, 2 Macs)

View a map of our public computer stations. (Opens in a new window/tab). 


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

  • Jaws
  • ZoomText
  • Read and Write Gold

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.

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. 

Printers, Copiers, Scanners

Epson ScannerA myNOVA username, NOVACard, or guest card can be used for printing & copying. 

The library provides access to the following printers and scanners: 

  • 3 multifunction printers (print/scan/copy)
  • 3 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. For more information about copy/print costs and locations, visit the AcePrint homepage.


TI-84 CalculatorAvailable at circulation desk.
Lending Period: Overnight.
  • TI-84 Calculators
  • TI-83 Calculators
  • Scientific Calculators
  • Basic Calculators

Tech Accessories

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

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

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.

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 the Digital Media Studio Guide and the Annandale section on the Equipment and Technology Guide.

Digital Media Studio Equipment

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


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

Media Equipment

We have cameras and other equipment available to borrow. 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! 

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. 

* As of 25 August 2023, NOVA is discontinuing support of Adobe Creative Suite for most of the NOVA community. NOVA Libraries is as yet unsure how this will effect our Digital Media Studio.

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 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


  • 2 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