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Camcorder Policies and Loan Information


Digital Video Cameras and Digital Audio Recorders and their accessories are available exclusively to UMass Amherst students, faculty and staff to assist them with multimedia assignments.

Canon Vixia HF R300 HD Video Camera *

Olympus LS-10 Linear PCM Audio Recorder **

*Video Cameras require SD memory card.

User Supplied SD memory card 8Gb or greater recommended             

**Audio recorders require 2 AA batteries (user supplied).  



  • Equipment is available for checkout at the Du Bois Circulation/Reserves Desk (lower level/Learning Commons) or the Digital Media Lab (3rd floor)
  • Equipment must be returned to the Du Bois Circulation/Reserves Desk or the Digital Media Lab.
  • Borrowing is limited to active UMass Amherst students, faculty and staff.
  • A valid UCard is required, a second picture ID may be required.
  • User supplied memory card may be required.

Loan Periods

  • 3-day loan period starting the day the equipment is checked out.
  • Due to high demand, loans are not renewable online. Borrowing is on a first come, first served basis, and availability is limited!
  • Borrowers are liable for any loss or damage that occurs while the equipment is checked out to them. This includes loss or damage when left in a Library book drop.


  • Equipment must be returned to the Du Bois Circulation/Reserves Desk or the Digital Media Lab..
  • Please refrain from returning equipment to library book drop boxes. This can result in equipment damage.

Fines and Fees

  • Late fees are $50.00 per day or part of a day for any equipment checked out, up to a maximum of $150.00 per item. This includes accessories.
  • Non-refundable $10.00 billing fee and a $15.00 processing fee are added to bills for fines and replacement costs per item.

 Replacement Costs

  • After 3 days borrowers will be billed for the replacement cost of the equipment.

Video camera kit (camcorder, battery pack, power adapter, carry case)


Power adapter


Battery pack


Camera Case


Stereo video cable




Tripod carrying case


Quick release plate


Lavaliere Microphone


4-6 pin FireWire cable


4-4 pin FireWire cable


4-9 pin FireWire cable


Portable sound booth


Portable sound booth microphone


 Digital Voice Recorder