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AV Equipment

The following equipment is available for checkout to residents of Iowa City and areas covered by contracts for service (Hills, Lone Tree, University Heights, and rural Johnson County).

Equipment is checked out and returned to the Help Desk. Reservations are not required, but holds may be placed to reserve the next available player. Players may be renewed if there are no outstanding holds in the system.

For more information or for staff assistance call the Library at 319.356.5200.

eAudio Player

eAudio Player

Creative Zen media players with a 5GB capacity can be borrowed for 21 days from the Help Desk. Each player is rechargable and is supplied with a power adapter, USB cable, and an instruction guide in a nylon carrying case. Headphones are available and packaged separately; ask at the Help Desk.

To download eAudioBooks you will need Microsoft Windows, Media Player 10, and a USB port on your computer. There is a download staton available at the Library by the Help Desk on the first floor that can be used to download eAudioBooks to any compatible device. For more information see the Downloadable Media page.

CD/Cassette Player

The "Boombox" Players offered by the Library include a radio and will play both audiocassettes and compact discs, but they do not record external audio. The portable CD/Cassette Player can be borrowed for 21 days from the Help Desk.

CD/Cassette Player

DVD Player

The DVD Player includes an 8" LCD monitor, cables, and an instruction sheet within a nylon carrying case. DVD Players can be borrowed for 7 days from the Help Desk.

Blu-ray DVD Player

The Blu-ray DVD player includes a 9" LCD monitor, cables and an instruction sheet with a nylon carrying case. Blu-ray DVD players can be borrowed for 7 days from the help desk.

Digital Camera

The Bloggie HD camera is a mobile HD snap camera capable of shooting 5.1 MP still shots or taking up to 120 minutes of HD 1080p video. It has a built-in USB for upload to a computer. Camera is charged by turning it off and connecting it via USB. Bloggie cameras check out for 7 days from the Help Desk. Reservations are not required but holds may be placed to reserve the next available Bloggie camera.

Loan Periods and Fines

Item Limit Loan Period Fines
Personal CD Player 1 3 weeks $1/day
CD/Cassette Player 1 3 weeks $1/day
eAudio Player (more info) 1 3 weeks $1/day
DVD Player 1 1 week $1/day
Blu-ray DVD Player 1 1 week $1/day
eReader 1 3 weeks $1/day
Digital Camera 1 7 days $1/day

Personal CD Player

ICPL circulates a Personal CD player that is CD, CD-R, and CD/RW compatible and plays regular music CDs and CDs with MP3 files. The player requires 2 "AA" batteries, which are NOT provided. Headphones are available and packaged separately; ask at the Help Desk. Players check out for 21 days.

eReader

Kindle Keyboard 3Gs (6" screen with e-ink pearl display and built-in keyboard) preloaded with eBooks can be borrowed for 21 days from the Help Desk. The eBooks on this device are limited to the titles preloaded on it. Other titles cannot be downloaded through OverDrive or Amazon. Some of the eReaders functions, such as web browsing, have been disabled. Each is supplied with a power adapter, USB cable, and an instruction guide in a carrying case. Ask at the Help Desk.

Online Manuals

Other Information

  • Eligible cardholders may reserve and checkout equipment in their own name only - identification may be requested and a library card is required for checkout.
  • Limits on borrowing ICPL AV Equipment are established and strictly enforced in order to provide wide access to expensive, popular items.
  • Patrons whose cards are expired will be blocked from reserving equipment until their cards have been renewed.
  • Patrons who have outstanding fines greater than $10 will be blocked from reserving equipment until their fines have been paid.