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Services at IUP Libraries: Borrowing Equipment and IT Help

Learn about the departments and services available at the IUP Libraries that are available to students, faculty, staff, community members, and academic researchers.

Borrowing Equipment

Library Technology Services is happy to support students, faculty, and staff by providing modern digital equipment to support the academic mission.

This equipment should closely mirror the equipment used in the classroom. Your technology fee dollars in part has made this service possible.

Equipment is conveniently located next to the reference desk at 102D Stapleton Library.

Two forms of photo ID are required to borrow equipment.

The following equipment is available for checkout:

Faculty and Students:

Digital Cameras – Four-day loan

35 mm Camera – Four-day loan

Digital Camcorders – Four-day loan

Digital Voice Recorders – Four-day loan

Tripods – Four-day loan

Photo Flood Light Kits – Four-day loan

USB Recording Microphone – Four-day loan

250 Gig Firewire Hard Drives

Faculty and Graduate Students:

LCD Projector – Three-day loan

Projection Screen – Three-day loan

** Requests for equipment are walk-in only and loaned out on a first-come, first-served basis with an I-Card + one additional photo ID.

** Fees will be charged if equipment is returned late.


Laptop Loan Policies

Library Technology Services is happy to provide laptops to students, faculty, and staff for use within the IUP Libraries. Laptops are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additionally, 15 Netbooks are available for a four-day loan. These Netbooks are preloaded with the entire Office suite of programs, such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Check out/Check in

  • Checkout/in is from the LTS Media and Equipment Desk.
  • Laptops must be returned one hour before closing.
  • A valid I-Card or Library Card is required to check out a laptop.

Terms and Conditions

  • Users will be assessed a fine equal to the replacement cost if the laptop is lost, stolen, or not returned.
  • Damage charges will be assessed based on the actual repair cost.
  • Lost cables will be assessed at $15 per item.
  • Lost power adaptors will be assessed at $50 per item.
  • Lost or damaged cases will be assessed at $40.

Laptop Loan Hours

  • Laptops are available from Library opening until one hour before closing.

Stapleton Library Computer Lab

Stapleton Library houses one of the most popular computing labs on campus. Located next to Java City on the first floor, students are just a few steps away from Reference Services, Production Services, and Circulation Services.

Stapleton Library Computer Lab Hardware

Dell Optiplex 980 All-In-One

Installed Software

Adobe Acrobat  Professional — Used to create, modify, and view PDF files

Adobe Designer  — Used to create forms as PDF or HTML documents

Adobe Distiller  — Used to create PDF files from PostScript

ArcGIS — Used for integrating, storing, editing, analyzing, sharing, and displaying geographically-referenced information

EndNote  — Used to publish and manage bibliographies

Adobe CS3  is the must-have suite for anyone creating websites, web applications, interactive presentations, or mobile content.

Microsoft Office  — Quickly and easily create great-looking documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, and organize your notes and information in one place.

Inspiration — The essential tool to visualize, think, organize, and learn. Powered by the proven strategies of visual learning, Inspiration is the essential tool students rely on to plan, research, and complete projects successfully.

Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 — A complete set of development tools for building ASP Web applications, XML Web services, desktop applications, and mobile applications. Includes support for Visual Basic .NET, Visual C++ .NET, Visual C# .NET, and Visual J# .NET.

Ws_FTP — The world's most popular FTP client securely transfers files with lightning fast transfer speed, industry leading security, and time saving automation features.

iTunes — A multimedia program for playback of audio files, including MP3, AIFF, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, MPEG-4, AAC, and Apple Lossless.

Scientific Notebook — Scientific Notebook allows students to easily create documents which contain a combination of text, mathematics formulae, and graphics.

Spss — A modular, tightly integrated, full-featured product line for the analytical process—planning, data collecting, data access, data management and preparation, data analysis, reporting, and deployment.

Digital Production

Digital Production Services for Students:

Graphic and Design Consultation

Graphic designs influence how we view the world using colors, illustrations, photos, and fonts. Look at a book or magazine, go to a coffee shop, or take a drive. When you do, you’ll encounter graphic design. From company logos, to road signs, to product packaging, design is part of our everyday lives; we can help you make the right choices.  This is a free service offered to students.


Services for Faculty and Staff Only

Posters and Displays

We can design and produce your poster from your ideas and/or rough sketches, or bring in your predesigned files for direct output and finishing. We produce computer generated color posters for conferences, exhibitions, and presentations. These can be up to 60” width and 96” length (portrait and landscape). Posters can be laminated, enabling easy transportation, or mounted on foam board for durability.

Displays can range from small single frames to large multi-paneled units. We create hinged three-panel tabletop displays.


Scanning Services

Library Technology and Security maintains and offers some of the most comprehensive scanning services in the country. We provide digital captures and extremely accurate high-resolution digital scanning from books, maps, manuscripts, and flat artwork. We also produce high- and low-resolution scans from a variety of originals, including all film formats and prints. The right equipment for the right job is our motto, utilizing cool scan technologies for delicate 35mm originals to supporting formats as large as 60" in width and over 90" in length.

  • Slide Conversions
  • Photographs
  • Slides and Negatives
  • Outsourcing Books and Manuscripts.
  • Large Format


Computer Graphics and Desktop Publishing

Library Technology and Security has one professional designer with over 20 years experience in all aspects of design, production, photography, editing, and project management. Specializing in custom posters, banners, museum displays, locator maps, and visual displays, every job commands expert attention to detail. No job is too big or too small as this department handles everything from snapshot-sized print production to huge color posters.

We provide a wide range of services in support of faculty teaching, talks, and professional publications.


Laminations and Mounting

Laminating valuable documents, posters, and frequently-used materials can protect them and prolong their service life. We offer a variety of lamination products for a variety of applications up to 60” wide. Lamination can be single sided or encapsulated (the document is laminated on both sides and sealed within the laminate material).

Materials we typically laminate include:

  • Maps
  • Posters
  • I.D. tags

Mounting services are also available for your materials. We offer many different substrates (Foamcore, Gatorfoam, Sintra, CorePlast, mat board, etc.), and can mount using our cold-rolled adhesive (up to 60” wide) or spraymount glue for smaller pieces.


Media Duplications

Library Technology and Security offers many duplication services on a cost recovery model. We offer a quick turnaround time on most services and are happy to provide time estimates on larger projects.

Important Message: 

We cannot copy anything that has been copywritten without written permission from the copyright holder. No exceptions.


Information Commons Support Desk


Monday–Thursday: 8:00 a.m.–12:45 a.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (student support only)
Sunday: 1:00 p.m.–12:45 a.m.

Services we can help with:

  • Software support
  • Wireless configurations
  • Printing
  • Basic virus questions and support
  • Multimedia applications

Services not available at this location:

  • Any hardware repair
  • No personal PC support for faculty or staff
  • No installation of operating systems

Classroom Reservations and 201 Stabley Teaching Lab

Library classrooms may be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, determined by availability. Please note that the availability of classrooms is very limited during the first six weeks of each semester.

Requests for classrooms 101 and 210 may be made by faculty, instructors, and teaching assistants only. Stabley Room 203 (seating capacity 10) may be reserved by students for group viewing of media.

If you have questions, please contact Susan Drummond at

Room 201 in Stabley Library is the IUP Libraries' teaching facility.  

IUP Libraries, in partnership with the Academic Operations Group (AOG), created this teaching facility to support the ever-growing academic mission of IUP. The room is equipped with the standard multimedia equipment, including a state-of-the-art video conferencing solution.

Features at a Glance:

  • Forty-four computers
  • Eight-person conference table
  • Standard multimedia equipment
  • Lockable tables
  • Comprehensive software
  • High availability
  • Tandberg Video Conferencing Center

Contact the Registrar’s Office to Reserve:

Phone: 724-357-2217

Check the Schedule for Reservations

Important: Keys to gain access are available at the Media and Equipment Desk, located on the first floor of Stapleton, across from the Reference Desk.

Stapleton Library Media Pods

The library provides eight multimedia pods for students, faculty, and staff. The pods are a great resource for producing many different types of multimedia. The Media Pods are located on the first floor next to the Reference Desk and the Media and Equipment Desk.

Available Software:

Adobe Creative Studio 5 (with InDesign) – The designer’s dream toolkit for print, Web, and mobile publishing. It combines all-new versions of essential tools for producing everything from professional page layouts to rich interactive experiences in a unified, intuitive environment.

Sony Vegas Pro 10 (with DVD Architect) – Offers an integrated environment for all phases of professional video, audio, DVD, and broadcast production. This suite lets you edit and process DV, HDV, SD/HD-SDI, and all XDCAM formats in real time; fine-tune audio with precision; and author surround-sound, dual-layer DVDs.

Sony Sound Forge Pro 10 – Includes everything you need to quickly get from raw audio to finished master. Use this suite to create and edit stereo and multichannel audio files with speed and precision. Efficiently analyze, record and edit audio; digitize and restore old recordings; model acoustic environments; design sound for multimedia; and master replication-ready CDs.

Media Pod 2

Microsoft Office 2007 – Includes Microsoft Access, Excel, InfoPath, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word

Roxio – CD/DVD Mastering

Camtasia Studio 7 – Screen/presentation/audio capture and mixing

Adobe Acrobat Professional – PDF creation

Windows Media Encoder – Conversion from various a/v formats to Windows media format

Available Hardware:

Dell Precision T1500 Core i7 Quad CPU @ 2.93GHz

JVC Sr-mv45 VHS-DVD Recorder

JVC TD-W254 Cassette Deck

Canopus ADVC110 a/d Converter and Capture

Canon CanoScan USB Flatbed Scanner

Sandisk ImageMate 12-in-1 Reader/Writer

Altec Lansing Stereo Headphones

Cyber Acoustics Headset

Audio-Visual Rooms

The media production rooms are fully functional and ready to support your production needs. The green screen wall will allow for photo as well as video alpha channeling compositions. The student room is located on the second floor of Stabley, and the “faculty only” room is located in 103 Stabley. The rooms are fully equipped with cameras, monitors, and audio equipment. Once your shooting is complete, you can visit the multimedia pods located on the first floor of Stapleton to edit and finalize your productions. Assistance and access to the rooms can be found by visiting the Media and Equipment Desk next to the Reference Desk in Stapleton Library.