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Multimedia Loan Equipment Service

Presentation and recording equipment is available for loan on campus, for academic purposes only. These are made available on a first come first served basis.   All items are normally loaned for a maximum of two days and are subject to availability and the conditions below: 

  1. All bookings must be made through an email request to and must come from a valid University of Reading email address.
  2. Students must complete and Equipment Loan Request Form for Students and hand it in on collection of the equipment.
  3. The borrower accepts responsibility for taking reasonable care of the loaned equipment.  The borrower's department may be held liable for its replacement or repair if reasonable care is not taken.


IT Help Counter, URS building 1st Floor

Note: Due to the Library refurbishment the IT Help Desk is currently located on the 1st floor of the URS building instead of the Library.

Opening Times:

Term Time

Monday - Friday  08:00 - 18:00

Saturday & Sunday 11:00 - 17:00


Monday - Friday 08:00 - 18:00 (unless URS building closes earlier)


Items should be collected between the above times, delivery can be arranged with prior agreement.


For conference activities, equipment is booked and charged through Venue Reading.



Number Available

 Ultra Portable data projector
 Laptop computer
 Digital stills camera
 Digital video camera 3 + (2 Special Request only)
 Digital audio recorder (WMA & MP3)
 Conference Phone 2
 DVD Player
 Projector Screen 5'
 Tripod* 10
 Wireless hand-held microphones
 Wired hand-held microphone  1
 Lapel microphones
 OHP 250W 2

 * Please ensure that the quick-release plate is there when borrowing the equipment

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