Library Technology for Checkout

Technology Available at Leyburn Library Information Desk

Cables & Connectors

VGA (Video Graphics Array) Analog; video only; for connecting computer monitors or other video equipment

DVI (Digital Video Interface) Digital and Analog; video only; used to connect a video source to a display device

HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) Digital; video and audio; compact audio/video interface for transmitting uncompressed digital data

Adapters for Macs Multiple types of adapters are available. Bring your laptop to determine what adapter is needed.

Camcorders - HD

Twenty Canon VIXIA HF G30 camcorders are available for checkout through the University Library.

Canon VIXIA HF G30 Quick Guide

Canon VIXIA HF G30 Instruction Manual

(Available for Student/Faculty/Staff use and limited to academic purposes)

Cameras - Digital Still

Five Canon DSLR cameras (Canon EOS Rebel T5) are available for checkout through the University Library.  Each camera case includes one 18-55 mm lens and one 75-300 mm lens.

Canon EOS Rebel T5 Instruction Manual

Digital Voice Recorders

Digital Voice Recorders (Zoom H1N) Operation Manual

Item requires 2 AAA batteries

Turning ON/OFF

  • Turn on/off by holding power slide on side of  device

On/Off and Delete Buttons on Voice Recorder

Settings & Recording

Audio Settings

    • Zoom Audio SettingsUsing rectangular buttons (below screen)  set Audio to MP 3 320K (may require toggling through various file types) and set Autolevel to ON

To Record

    • Press round Record button to start or stop recording
      • Press round Record button to pause the recording

Listening to recordings (Playback)

  • Press square Play button to immediately playback the most recent recording
  • To playback other recordings, press rectangular Forward and Backward buttons to locate files

Downloading recordings

  • Connect to a computer with the supplied USB cord

Erasing Recordings

  • Press the Delete (trash can) button on side to delete recordings

On/Off and Delete Buttons on Voice Recorder

Disk Drives - External

Both Mac and PC external disk drives are available for checkout via the University Library.

Google Cardboard

Google Cardboard basically lets you turn your smartphone into a virtual reality viewfinder.  You just have to download the appropriate apps!

Google Cardboard apps on Google Play:

Google Cardboard apps on iTunes:

These items are available for 3 day checkout at Leyburn’s Information Desk.

Google Glass

Google Glass

When not reserved for classroom activities, Google Glass can be checked out to students, faculty, & staff.

Google Glass Help Center

Before you Receive Google Glass:

  • Make sure you have a Google/Gmail account.
  • Make sure your Google account has Google+ activated .
  • If you have a Smartphone, connect to Google Play (Android) or the App store (iPhone) and download the MyGlass app.
  • Make sure you have Bluetooth and Mobile Hotspot activated.

When first checkout Google Glass (have your Smartphone with you!):

  • Turn on Google Glass (hold circular button on inside of frame for 1 second until light turns on).
  • Put on Google Glass and adjust the view to center in your field of view.
  • The welcome/setup process will begin after the device powers on.
  • Follow the steps in the setup screen.
  • Choose your Smartphone device from the on-screen options (Android, iPhone, or Computer if no Smartphone).
  • Follow the connection steps on both Google Glass and your Smartphone.
  • Once connected, go to your Glass account (View location, Install Glassware, etc.).

After you have used Google Glass:

  • Upload your recorded content from Google Glass to your Google+ account.

Before you return Google Glass to the Library, perform a Factory Reset of the device.

  • Tap the touchpad to activate Glass.
  • From the Home screen, swipe backward on the touchpad until you see the Setting bundle.
  • Tap into the Setting bundle and swipe forward until you see the device Info card.
  • Tap again and swipe forwards through card actions until you see Factory Reset.
  • Fully charge the device.
  • After charged, turn off the device (hold circular button on inside of frame for 1 second until “shutting down” shows in display).


Two GoPro HERO4 Silver Camcorders are available for checkout from the University Library.

GoPro in Action

Click here to see everything that comes inside the GoPro carrying case.

HERO4 Silver User Manual

HERO4 Silver Quick Start Guide

Connecting GoPro to Your SmartPhone

The GoPro App allows full remote control of all camera functions—take a photo, start/stop recording and adjust settings. Preview and play back photos and videos.

  1. Download free GoPro App from App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android)
  2. Open the GoPro App and select “Connect to Camera”
  3. Press the “Add A New Camera” button
  4. Select “Add Your HERO4”
  5. Press and hold the Settings button on the lefthand side of the GoPro until Wi-Fi Mode appears on the screen
  6. Press the mode button to scroll down to “GoPro App” and press the Select button
  7. Press the “Continue” button in the app
  8. Select your camera from the list (e.g. GP245###….)
  9. Enter the pin number and select “Pair My Camera”
  10. Create a new camera name and password
  11. You should now see and be able to control the camera that your phone or tablet is connected to

Connecting GoPro to Your Computer

Use your built-in media import program to import photos and videos, or download GoPro Studio (free).

Hard Drives - External (500GB)

The University Library makes available 500 GB hard drives for checkout.  Hard drives formatted for PCs and hard drives formatted for Macs are available.

Microphones - iMicrophones

These microphones are for use with smartphones and other mobile devices.

Microphones - Large Conference Phone (Polycom)


The University Library checks out Polycom SoundStation2 conference phones.  These phones can be used in rooms M40-M42 in Leyburn Library.

To set up a conference call with the Polycom Conference Phone:

  • Press the button that features an image of a phone phone button and dial your party.
    • For an off-campus line, dial 9 and then the phone number.

To make multi-party calls, repeat steps listed above and:

  • Press the button which features and image of multiple people. Multi Party ButtonThis puts the first party on hold.
  • Dial the number of the second party.
  • Press Multi Party Button then asterisk * and 4 to connect all parties.
  • Repeat steps 2 through 4 as needed until all parties are on line. This phone allows up to eight parties in a conversation.

NOTE: If a called party refuses the conference, is busy, or does not answer, press the button that features an image of a phone phone button to reconnect with those already on line.

Microphones - Skype Calls (Chat 150/160)

Chat 150

The University Library checks out Clear One group speakerphones.  This speakerphone can be used as a microphone with applications such as Skype or WebEx.  The volume restrictions of this model make it inappropriate for large groups.  Groups of 5 or 6 are ideal.

Using the Clear One with Skype

  • Plug the unit into the USB jack of a computer. The computer should automatically configure the device’s drivers and settings, making it ready to use.
  • Open Skype and sign in.
  • In Skype, follow the path: ToolsOptionsAudio Options.
  • Select Chat 150/160 as both the microphone’s input and the speaker’s output.

Microphones - Small Portable System

Small Portable Microphone System

The library’s check-outable Anchor Small Portable Microphone system is ideal for amplifying one’s voice when speaking to small crowds or classes.  The system includes a small speaker, a wired microphone, and a wireless lapel microphone.

Presentation Remotes

Presentation remotes are handheld tools that allow users to walk freely, untethered to a computer, when forwarding slide presentations.

To use this remote, you must first insert the associated USB stick into a computer.  The USB is integrated into the bottom portion of the presentation remote.  To access it:

  • depress the bottom of the remote (the area you must depress will have 3 raised circles)
  • the USB will then disengage from the remote

Wireless Presenter with Laser Pointer Product Manual

SD cards

Individual SD cards of varying storage capacities are available for checkout through the University Library.

Web Cameras

Web Cameras (Logitech)

Easy to use!  Just plug into your computer via the provided USB cable!

Technology for Checkout Information

  • Technology items are available on a first-come-first-serve basis to current W&L students, faculty, and staff only.
  • Most technology can be checked out for 3 days.  Additional loan time may be requested at time of checkout for 3 day technology items.

W&L Policy on Audio/Video Recording of Classes

Students may not make audio or video recordings of classes without the advance written permission of the instructor. Students may use such recordings only for course purposes, may not distribute them outside the class, and are expected to destroy the recordings at the conclusion of the course term.

Technology Guides and Tutorials

The University Library offers ebooks on various types of software and hardware.
Browse ebooks by subject.

Lost Item Charges

If you lose a technology item you will receive an automated bill. Please contact for the actual replacement charge or check below:

  • Hard drives = $50 (+$10 if case is lost too)
  • Jump drives = $10
  • SD card = $20
  • HDMI cable = $5
  • VGA cable = $10
  • DVI cable = $10
  • Google Glass = $1000
  • Headset with microphone = $30
  • Canon Vixia HF G30 (Camcorder) = $1,200
  • Canon Rebel T5 (DSLR camera) = $450
  • Presentation Remote = $50
  • Adapters = replacement prices vary depending on ports


Faculty Technology Reservations: 540.458.HELP (4357) or email the ITS Helpdesk
Other Technology Questions: email Elizabeth Anne Teaff

Need More Help?

Elizabeth Teaff