Equipment Loan and Manuals

Media Services has the following equipment available for check out:

Laptops*, iPads*, & Accessories

*Please note - Laptops, iPads, and Projectors are only checked out to faculty and staff

Dell LaptopDell Laptops

  • Dell Latitude E5400 -14 inch Intel Core 2 Duo CPU 2.54 GHz 4 GB RAM
  • Dell Latitude XT2 Tablet PC - 12 inch Intel Core 2 Duo CPU 1.4 GHz 3 GB RAM 

MacBook Pro and MacBook Air Laptops Macbook Pro

  • MacBook Pro Retina Display - 13 inch 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5 8 GB RAM
  • MacBook Air - 13 inch 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5 8 GB RAM

iPadsApple iPad Air 2

If you're curious about the merits of the iPad for educational or personal use you can explore new possibilities in mobile computing by checking out one of ours. We have a small selection of iPads available for checkout to faculty and staff.


iPad Pro with Pencil
Apple iPad Pro with Apple Pencil

  • Great for handwriting, drawing, or precision input.
  • 12.9" display with high speed A9X processor
  • Highly responsive pencil with virtually no latency between the Pencil and the screen
  • Palm rejection allows you to place your other hand on screen while using the Pencil with no effect

Mac Display Adaptors

Mac Display Port AdaptorsDisplay Adaptors are necessary if you intend on connecting your laptop to a projector or additional display. We have various adaptors available for your Mac device including: VGA, HDMI, and Lightning to HDMI for your iPad or iPhone.

Projectors* & Presentation Tools

*Please note - Projectors are only checked out to faculty and staff

Portable Projectors

Video ProjectorsWe have a small selection of projectors available for faculty and staff to check out on loan. For detailed information on portable projector availability, please contact Media Services or call us at Ext. 6201.  Students may contact the Office of Student Engagement at Swarthmore if they wish to check out a projector.

Presentation Remotes

  • Range: Up to 50 feet (15m)
  • Radio: 64,000 Unique Addresses, 4 Channels
  • Frequency: 2.4GHzSMK Link Remote Point Navigator/li>

Cameras & Accessories

Still Cameras

Canon Powershot G11

  • Canon Power Shot G11 CameraCompact digital still camera with built-in flash, 5x Optical/4x Digital/20x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System
  • Full automatic and manual settings
  • 10 Mega Pixel sensor
  • Shoot video in VGA (640 x 480 at 30 fps/30 fps LP) and QVGA (320 x 240 at 30 fps) for up to 1 hour or 4GB per clip

Canon PowerShot G11 [pdf]

Canon EOS Rebel T1i

  • Canon SX10is cameraCompact digital still camera with built-in flash, 20x Optical/4x Digital/80x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System
  • Full automatic and manual settings
  • 10 Mega Pixel sensor
  • Shoot video in MOV at 640 x 480 (30 fps/30 fps LP), 320 x 240 (30 fps) for up to 60 minutes or 4GB per clip

Canon EOS Rebel T1i [pdf]

DSLR Cameras

Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i, T5i

  • Full HD 1080p Video With Manual Exposure
  • 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor
  • High-speed continuous shooting up to 5.0 fps allows you to capture the action
  • Built-in stereo microphone, manual audio level adjustmentCanon Rebel T5i camera

For complete documentation download official manuals for Canon EOS Rebel T2i [pdf], T3i [pdf], T4i [pdf]. T5i [pdf].

Video Cameras

Canon Vixia HF R500

  • Canon Vixia HF R500 video cameraFull HD 1920 x 1080 HD MP4
  • 3" wide touch screen LCD
  • Mini HDMI out
  • Removable SD memory card

Canon Vixia HF R500 manual[pdf].

Zoom Q4 Handy Video Recorder

  • Zoom Q4 Handy CamFull HD 1920x1080 video at 30fps, as well as 720p video at 30 or 60fps
  • 2.0" detachable LCD screen unit
  • Built in pop-up X/Y condensor microphone
  • Digital Zoom takes angle-of-view from 130° to 95°

Zoom Q4 Handy Video Recorder [pdf].

GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition

  • GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition cameraWaterproof (with casing) up to 131'/40m
  • Records video in 1080p60, 960p100, 720p 120fps
  • Time Lapse Mode
  • GoPro app + remote compatible

GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition [pdf].

Lytro Light Field Camera

  • Lytro camera8x optical zoom lens with constant f/2 aperture offers a wide range of creative shots
  • Unique micro-lens array with digital image sensor captures the color, intensity, and direction of light entering the camera
  • Light field engine processes the four-dimensional data captured by the sensor, so you can view it on the screen and refocus with a tap
  • 1.52" back-lit LCD glass touchscreen display allows you to control most of the camera functions with a tap or a swipe

Lytro Light Field Camera [pdf].

Tripods Tripod

Various tripods are available for both video and still cameras.

Audio Recorders

Zoom H4N Digital Audio Recorder

  • Zoom H4N Digital Audio RecorderBuilt-in X/Y stereo mics record at either 90° or 120°
  • Four channel simultaneous recording using built-in and external mics
  • Digitally controlled, high-quality mic preamp for improved audio quality
  • Large 1.9-Inch LCD screen and improved user interface for easy operation

Zoom H4N Digital Audio Recorder [pdf].

P.A. Speakers & Microphones

Audio Loudspeakers

  • 3-channel mixer with 3-band active EQ
  • Mackie SRM150 SpeakerTwo high-headroom Mackie Mic/line preamps with 48V phantom power
  • Instrument-ready input


Shure SM 58

  • Shure SM 58 Microphone Handheld microphone ideal for vocals
  • Dynamic cartridge with cardioid polar pattern

Shure SM 58 [pdf].

Nessie USB Microphone

  • Perfect for recording vocals, podcasts, voiceovers, audio for YouTube videos and moreA Nessie USB Microphpne

  • Includes professional features like headphone monitoring, mute, pop filter and shockmount

  • Select from three recording modes - voice, music or raw

  • Works with your favorite software on Mac or PC

Nessie USB Microphone [pdf].

Audio- Technica USB MicrophoneAudio- Technica USB Microphone

  • Condenser microphone with USB output to easily connect to your computer
  • Perfect for recording vocals, podcasts, voiceovers, audio for YouTube videos and more
  • Built-In headphone jack allows you to directly monitor your microphone output without any audible delay
  • Works with your favorite software on Mac or PC

Audio- Technica ATR 2500 USB Microphone [pdf].

Audix Desktop USB MicrophoneAudix USB Desktop Microphone

  • Great for voice recording straight into computer via USB connection
  • Push to talk button
  • Headphone jack for real time monitoring
  • Bass roll-off to filter out unwanted frequencies

Audix USB12 Condenser Microphone [pdf]

Computer Accessories

Logitech WebcamLogitech Pro Webcam

  • Perfect for web-conferencing video and Face-time calls
  • 720p HD video calls
  • Dual microphones
  • Mac and PC compatible
  • USB 2.0

Logitech HD Pro Webcam [pdf]

Logitech USB HeadsetLogitech usb headset

  • Noise cancelling microphone reduces background noise
  • Works great for Skype, Google Hangout, and Zoom web-conferencing
  • Easy to use USB 2.0 connection works with Mac and PC computers

  • Rotating Microphone

Logitech USB Headset [pdf]


Available by Faculty Request for Classroom Use Only*

iPad Mini Classroom Cart

Bretford CartExplore possibilities for use of mobile devices in fieldwork, research, or anywhere that you or your students aren't seated at traditional work spaces. Please give Media Services at least one week's notice if you'd like us to load specific apps onto the iPads.

  • 20 iPad Minis with individual charging/sync stations
  • 20 pair of headphones included in the cart bins
  • Great for collaborative content creation and mobile data collection

*Please give Media Services at least one week's notice if you'd like us to load specific apps onto the iPads for your class


  • iclickerEach student uses a "clicker," a portable, handheld device that allows students to vote by "clicking" on the appropriate button for his/her choice.
  • Each instructor uses a receiver that collects votes sent by students' clickers. Light and portable, the receiver is powered through any computer's USB port.
  • Instructors present a question and enable polling.
  • Each student responds by "clicking" the appropriate button for his or her choice.
  • A wireless signal is sent immediately from each responding clicker to the receiver.
  • The receiver, through i>clicker's easy-to-use software, logs and stores the data of each individual student.
  • The instructor can then display voting results in a graph, to the audience.
  • The results are also available for later analysis, grading, and exporting to any grade book software or course management system.

Sound Booth

  • Record audio in the classroom for Podcasting, video narration, and more. Max Wall portable recording booth
  • Please notify Media Services one week prior to the date you would like to reserve the booth.
  • Media Services will need 1 hr prep time on the date of reservation. 

Additional Manuals

Download the manufacturer's manuals for 

* Items in these categories are available only by faculty request.