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Multimedia Equipment Checkout

Equipment Checkouts temporarily unavailable as the CMS remains closed. See what remote/alternative services are available below!

Checkout Renewals & Returns

All CMS equipment check outs are suspended until further notice. Any items renewed through the online CMS/LTS Renewal process are due September 23, 2021. If you would like to return your devices early, the University Library is continuing to accept device returns throughout the summer from 10am to 4pm Monday through Friday.

Before coming to the Library, make sure all device components are inside the kit bag. Please wait at the Library’s front entrance until an employee confirms your Library return and accepts the kit.

Equipment Support

Get help with library multimedia equipment and other checked out devices by calling (818) 677-2595 during open hours at or start a live chat with a tech support assistant using the LTS/CMS Live Chat Help Widget on the bottom right corner.

Device Loaner Program – CSUN Campus Store

If you need to check out a laptop, hotspot, headset, or webcam the Device Loaner Program is available for enrolled CSUN students at the CSUN Campus Store

Photo EquipmentMultimedia equipment and accessories are available for 7-day (off-site) and 3-hour (on-site) checkouts at the Creative Media Studio. Funded by the Campus Quality Fee, only currently enrolled CSUN students are eligible to check out but is available to students of any major. If you are unsure how to use the equipment, a CMS Student Assistant can teach you at checkout. 

Equipment List

*Actual number of items available for checkout vary. Please contact us for the accurate number.

7-Day Check-out Devices (off-site)
Library has*
* Actual number of devices available for checkout varies. Please contact us for accurate number.
1/8" to 1/4" Adaptor 6
6' X 9' Green and Black Screen Kit 1
10' X 12' Green and Black Screen Kit 1
Arduino Uno R3 Microcontroller Starter Kit 3
Altura 160 LED On-Camera Light 6
T6i/T7i Canon DSLR Accessory Kit (Remote Control, Canon LP-E8 Battery Pack, 58mmLens Hood) 5
Canon Lens EFS 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM 6
Canon Lens EFS 24mm f/2.8 STM 6
Canon Lens EF 50mm f/1.8 STM 6
Canon Lens EFS 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM 8
Canon Flash Speedlight 270EX II 3
Canon Powershot Digital Cameras
Canon Rebel T6i Cameras with 18-55mm Lens 14
Canon Rebel T7i Cameras with 18-55mm Lens
Canon VIXIA Full HD Camcorder 4
Genaray Compact LED-2100 Light 4
GoPro Fusion 360° Cameras
GoPro Fusion Grip 4
GoPro Hero 5 Black Cameras 4
GoPro Karma Grip 2
GoPro Tripod Mounts 4
GoPro Head Strap
GoPro Chest Mount
Ikan Recoil Camera Stabilizer Shoulder Rig 2
NEW! Joby GorillaPod 3
NEW! Koolehaoda Monopod 2
LOHA Phone-Tripod Adapter 6
Magnus Video Tripods
NEW! Neewer Carbon Fiber Stabilizer 2
Neewer Light Reflectors 5 in 1 - Collapsible Multi-Disc 43" 6
Neewer 39" Slider and Manfrotto Tripod Kit 2
NEW! Panasonic HC-VX981 4K Camcorder 4
Photo Tripods 12
Polsen Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone OLM-10 6
REVO SR-1000 Shoulder Support Rig and Support Strap 2
RODE Videomic Go Lightweight On-Camera Microphone 8
NEW! RODE VideoMic Pro Shotgun Microphone 3
RODE VideoMic Pro with Boom Pole and Windmuff 6
Stark Focus VR Headset 4
Softbox Lighting Kit (2 softbox lights) 2
TRS to TRRS (1/8" to cellphone) Adaptor 6
Umbrella Lighting Kit (2 umbrella lights)  2
NEW! Zoom H1n Recorder 6
NEW! Zoom H5 Recorder 10
3-Hour Check-out Devices (on-site use only)
Library has*
* Actual number of devices available for checkout varies. Please contact us for accurate number.
Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII 25-Key USB Midi Controller 3
Akai Professional MPK249 49-Key USB MIDI Keyboard and Drum Pad Controller  1
Apple SuperDrive
NEW! AudioTechnica ATH-M40x Monitor Headphones 5
Auray Sustain Pedal 1
Epson Perfection V600 Photo Scanner
Final Cut Pro Keyboard Covers (Mac)
Transcend TS-RDF8W USB 3.0 Memory Card Reader
Lacie Rugged Mini Disk External Hard Drives
Logic Pro X Keyboard Covers (Mac) 3
Photoshop Keyboard Covers (Mac)
Premiere Pro Keyboard Covers (Mac) 3
Pro Tools Keyboard Covers (Mac)
Sony MDRZX110AP ZX Series Headset with Mic 5
Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Tablet Art 3
Wacom Intuos Pen Tablet Pro 1
NEW! Wacom Cintiq 16 Creative Pen Display 1

Equipment Checkout Policies

  • All patrons must sign a System and Device Loan Agreement form before checking out equipment for the first time. 
  • Equipment checkout is available during open CMS service desk hours.
  • Borrowers must be current CSUN students, hold a valid CSUN ID card, and have no outstanding Library fines.
  • Equipment cannot be reserved and are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • If an item you need is fully checked out you may place a hold for the next available item in person with your CSUN ID card.
  • Holds must be picked up within 24 hours after receiving the hold pickup email. 
  • Multiple accessories may be checked out but only one of each type. Only one camera may be checked out at a time per person.
  • All checked out items must be returned to the CMS one hour before the CMS closes on or before the given due date.
  • If an item checked out to you has a hold placed on it, you will be unable to renew the item and it must be returned.
  • Equipment is checked out as ‘kits’ that include chargers, cables, cases, etc. An item is not considered returned until all components in the kit are returned.
  • Any overdue or replacement fees accrued must be paid to the University Library to avoid/clear any A&R holds placed on your CSUN account


  • 7-Day Checkout Items
    • $10 overdue fine per day or portion thereof for each item until all parts are returned
    • $75 processing fee plus total cost of replacement/repair for each lost/damaged item
  • 3-Hour Checkout Items
    • $1 overdue fine per hour or portion thereof for each item until all parts are returned
    • $15 processing fee plus total cost of replacement/repair for each lost/damaged item

Laptop, Tablet, & Device Checkout

Devices such as laptops, tablets, mobile hotspots, calculators, phone chargers, adapters, and more are available for checkout at the Library Technology Services desk.

Please see our Laptop, Tablet & Device Checkout page for more information.