Equipment loans and returns are suspended for the semester and through summer. Are you interested in working on a multimedia audiovisual project? We are available for virtual consultations and software assistance Monday – Wednesday from 9am – 5pm.

Schedule a consultation on this website or email with any questions.

If you have equipment checked out we will send you any updates on returns. Late fees are currently suspended through the summer.

Equipment Information

The Creative Studio has an array of multimedia equipment that can be checked out by current UM students and employees for both beginners and advanced users. You can ask our staff about what equipment would be right for your project.

We have a new system for equipment reservation. There is a drop down menu at the top labeled “Location” where you can switch between our various locations. Please contact us if you need assistance.

Click here to Reserve Equipment.

Click here to see the full equipment list website.

Digital & Video Cameras

The Creative Studio has Canon DSLR cameras, Canon point and shoot cameras, Canon Vixia video cameras, GoPro Hero, and GoPro Fusion 360 available. The GoPro cameras are also for underwater use. For a full list, reservations, location information, or to learn more about each camera click here.

Audio Kits & Midi Keyboards

The Creative Sound Studio has audio recorders, digital recorders, microphones, lavaliers, 360 audio microphones, midi keyboards, and mobile audio adapters available. For a full list, reservations, location information, or to learn more click here.

Lighting, Green Screen Kits, and Portable Studios

The Creative Studio has light kits, green screen kit, and portable photo studios available at the Richter Library location. For a full list, reservations, or to learn more click here.

Virtual Reality and Video Games

The Creative Studio has Oculus Go, Oculus Rift + Touch, and video game consoles available at the Richter Library location. To learn more about available equipment and use policy, please visit our Virtual Reality website or you can go straight to our reservation page by clicking here.


The Creative Studio also has tripods, drawing tablets, projector and optional screen, PageFlip, and external hard drives available. For a full list, reservations, location information, or to learn more click here.

The Lab also lends small equipment for a period of 3 hours: Headphones, Microphone Headsets, External DVD write/read drives, SD & Memory Card readers, USB and Firewire Cables

Equipment lending transactions are available ONLY during Lab staff working hours. If you need to return equipment on the weekend we recommend you call first before you come. Weekend staff might be available to check-in equipment, but not check-out.

Lending Policies & Procedures

1. Reservations are made through the library catalog

  • Reservations must be made at least 2 hours in advance of the current time.
  • Reservations can be no longer than 5 business days.* Reservations can be extended only on the last day of the first reservation period. Patrons wishing to take equipment out for longer periods must discuss with the lab.
  • Reservations not picked up within 24 hrs will be cancelled in order to allow other patrons to check out the equipment.

2. Fill out and sign the equipment lending release form in person


  • The person renting the equipment is required to return it.
  • Late fees are $10 a day.
  • Patron is responsible for lost/damaged equipment.
  • Complete Policy

*(except for the otherwise notes 3-hour equipment).