Faculty Special Loans

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Equipment Available for Faculty and Staff Special Loans Checkout

All equipment listed is available on the Kingston Campus. Equipment check-out is completed at Classroom Media Assistance, located in the large computing lab on the lower level of the Carothers Library (LL4). Hours of operation are listed on the CMA home page.

Equipment Menus Equipment Available

For a PDF file of the Equipment Available and to also see the Late Policy as posted, use the link:

CMA Faculty & Staff Special Loans Menu

Otherwise, the equipment available for loan to all patrons of the URI Kingston campus, see the CMA Student Loans Menu.

Equipment Loans

The Equipment listed can be loaned from Classroom Media Assistance (CMA) located in the large computer lab (LL4) on the lower level of the Robert Carothers Library on the Kingston campus. All equipment check-outs are made for a period of three days or less.

To rent equipment, students must show a valid URI student ID. Names and URI ID numbers are matched against our computer records. If a name/number does not match what is in our system, equipment will not be issued.

A summary of equipment available for special loans and permissions is listed on this page. There are also cameras and other equipment available to the general population of URI and the Harrington School of Communication as well as the overall Faculty and Staff of URI Kingston Campus.

Renewing a Reservation

If at the end of the rental period, a student has not finished his/her work that requires this equipment, the student may renew the reservation if all the following conditions are met:

  1. The equipment is returned to CMA before it is due (renewals cannot be made over the phone).
  2. There are no conflicting reservations on the equipment for the extended period being requested or there are no names on the waiting list for that equipment.
  3. The student borrowing the equipment does not have a hold placed against them in the rental system for previous late returns.
Late Return Policy

Please see the article on CMA's Service Level Agreement.

It is important to get the equipment back on time because other facultty may have reservations and need the equipment. The following policy applies for ALL patrons loaning the special loans equipment whom rent equipment from Classroom Media Assistance:
Although a police policy cannot be enforced for faculty and staff members at this time, if equipment rented from Classroom Media Assistance is not returned later than 7 days by a faculty or staff member of the URI Kingston campus, Department Heads will be contacted to resolve the issue and return the much needed inventory.

Failure to return equipment impacts future reservations made by other individuals. We request that equipment is returned on time to accommodate other users

  • Repeated abuse of equipment returns will result in loss of equipment privileges.
  • In the case of faculty, the department chair will be contacted if the instructor fails to return equipment more than twice in a semester. Failure to return equipment results in its loss through negligence, that instructor will lose privileges for the remainder of the semester.
  • Student penalties for late returns are covered in the articles about those types of equipment. See Film Studies Equipment Inventory, Communication Studies Equipment and CMA Student Equipment articles.

Campus Police will contact the student to request its return. If it is not returned, the matter will be turned over to Student Affairs.

  • The current value equals the purchase price of the equipment minus depreciation based on age.
Broken Equipment or Equipment That is Missing Parts

Students are required to return equipment with all its parts in good-working order. Any equipment that is returned broken or damaged may be billed to the student by the Information Technology Services. All students should check that the equipment inventory is complete before leaving the Library and that the equipment is in good working order.

CMA is not responsible for any personal belongings or media left with the equipment. It is important to make sure you have removed any media (tapes or personal hard drives) from the equipment before it is returned. If the equipment is subsequently checked out to another student, any media may be inadvertently erased.

Equipment Inventory


Laptops can be borrowed for a maximum of three days, without special permission.

Equipment Photo Manufacturer Model
LatitudeE5470.png Dell Latitude E5470
Latitude E6440.jpg Dell Latitude E6440
AppleMBP.png Apple MacBook Pro (Late 2011 Model)


Can be borrowed for a maximum of three days, without special permission.

Equipment Photo Manufacturer Model
AVRecQ3HD.png ZOOM Handy Recorder Q3 HD


Can be borrowed for a maximum of three days, without special permission.

Equipment Photo Manufacturer Model Remarks
Epson1925W.png Epson PowerLite 1925W Works with both HDMI and VGA input
TheRoadWarrior.jpg Draper Road Warrior Built-in Case and Stand

Special Events

Can be borrowed for a maximum of three days, without special permission.

Equipment Photo Manufacturer Model Remarks
BoseL1Compact.jpg Bose L1 Compact Requires scheduling/hiring a CMA student technician at $10/hr
PylePA.png Pyle PWMA230 Wireless Handheld and Lavalier Microphone.

Rechargeable function of this Rolling PA Cart makes this system extremely portable.

FenderPassportVenue.png Fender Passport Venue Wireless Handheld and Lavalier Microphone.

All-in-one PA system with 600 watt speakers, and built in audio controllers.