Equipment Loans

This service is available to Aberystwyth University Staff and Students in support of the academic aims of the University.


Our equipment loan service is currently available as part of our Click and Collect Service. To request an equipment loan please email

Borrowing equipment

  • You must have a current AU library account and your Aber card
  • If you have more than £5.00 in fines on your library account you will not be able to borrow equipment
  • Equipment loans are usually for seven days; if you need the equipment for longer, this this may be possible, subject to availability; please ask at time of booking
  • Due to the high demand for equipment loans we recommend you always book equipment in advance. To book please email
  • You can view your equipment loan bookings via Primo using the instructions here
  • You can cancel your equipment loan bookings via Primo using the instructions here
  • You can check the due date of your equipment loans via Primo using the instructions here
  • You can renew if the item has not been requested by someone else - please contact us
  • The equipment is held in the Hugh Owen Library.
  • Alternatively, equipment can be delivered, set up and collected for a fee of £35. A departmental order is required at time of booking.
  • Equipment will be supplied with instruction manuals and quick start guides where applicable
  • Equipment will be supplied with a pictorial guide to items supplied (e.g. cables etc)
  • Equipment must be returned to the Library from which it was borrowed at the date/time due
  • Late returns of equipment requested by another user will incur a fine of £2 per day.

Please note

  • The equipment is to be used for Aberystwyth University purposes only
  • The borrower accepts liability for any loss or damage of the equipment
  • Batteries - equipment needing rechargeable batteries will have batteries and charger supplied. Please note the batteries may not be fully charged on collection. Where equipment cannot be run on rechargeable batteries then the user will have to supply their own batteries.

Information Services have the following items available for loan:




Braille Display - Large FOCUS 80 1
Braille Display - portable FOCUS 40 1
Cables USB extension cables
USB to micro USB
AppleMac HDMI


Camcorders – mini

Micro SD Cards for mini camcorders


Legria Mini HD Camcorder - More information...

8GB Micro SD Cards



Handheld Camcorder

SD Card for handheld camcorder

JVC Handheld HD - More information...

 64GB SD card



Card Reader 4 slot. Card compatibility: SDXC, SDHC, SD, Micro SDXC, Micro SDHC, Micro SD  6
CD Player JVC Portable CD/Radio RC-BX25 1
Conference calling numbers Please use Speaker/Microphone and a softphone license - see FAQ 3
Data Projector   6

Digital Still Camera

SD cards for Digital Stills Camera

Canon EOS 700D SLR Camera

32GB Micro SC Camera



DVD/CD/MP3 player Multi Region Disc Player 1
External Disk Drive Freecom DVD-RW Recorder 1
Flipchart Stand/whiteboard Flipchart pads can be purchased if required 2

GoPro with accessories

Micro SD Cards for GoPros

2 x Hero and 2 x Hero 3

32GB Micro SD Cards



Headphones Beyerdynamic DT109 7
Headset Jabra headset 20
Hearing Loop Portable Hearing loop and charger 6
iPad   4
Laptop Windows 10 with webcam, microphone, DVD-RW drive, wired & wireless internet access 47
Laser Presentation Remote Kensington Laser Presenter 4
Lego Classic Large box 4
Lego Classic Small box 1
Lenovo USB-C Hub C109 HDMI output port
Ethernet port (RJ-45 port)
USB 3.0 port
USB-C charging port (*only for laptop charging)
SD card slot
Magnifiers Further information here 5
Microdesk MicroDesk is designed for use on standard single-surface desks 1
Microphone Røde USB Podcaster 5
Microphone Røde NTG2 Directional Condenser 1
Microphone Røde Lavalier Lapel 4
Mice Wired 10
Monitor 20" LG Flatron W2043SV 1
PA Systems Behringer Portable bluetooth PA System with Microphones
Bretford Wireless Portable Amplifier with Microphone, USB port, CD player
PC Working/Studying from home PC. These PCs are available for longer term loan. More Information can be found here  
Printers Desktop Laser Printer 2
Qwizdom Voting System 1 x 25 Piece set
1 x 26 Piece set
2 x 32 Piece set
More information can be found here
Scanners Flat bed scanner 5
Screens Screen for use with data projector 6
Security Lock Laptop Security Lock 4
Softphone licence Temporary softphone login - For use with conference calling. Speaker/Microphones and laptops available to borrow separately 3
Speaker/Microphone USB - For use with video/web conferencing 6
Staff Computer Windows 10 Staff computer with Monitor, keyboard and mouse. These PCs are available for longer term loan 20
Tablet - android - staff use only Samsung Galaxy Tab A-16GB-9.7 inch 10
Tablet Stand 1 x desk stand 7-10.1 inch
1 x floor stand. For tablets and phones within 3.5-10.6 inches
Touch Tablet Wacom Intuos CTH-480s 7
Tripods For use with camcorders and stills cameras  6
USB Charger   1
Virtual Reality 360° Camera - for staff use only Samsung Gear 360 More information can be found here 1
Virtual Reality Head set - for staff use only BOBOVR Z4 More information can be found here 12
Video Player LG LV220 1
Voice Recorder Olympus Voice Recorders 6
Voice Recorder Zoom H2n Handy Recorder 1
Webcam Logitech C310 4
Wired keyboard Microsoft 2