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Hope Library Guides

Equipment Lending

Hope College students, faculty, and staff can borrow equipment from Access Services on the 1st floor of Van Wylen Library.

Additional Equipment (Non-Loanable)

Anker Card Reader

USB Memory Card Reader

Card Compatibility: SDXC, SDHC, SD, Micro SDXC, Micro SD, MMC, RS-MMC. Available for use at the Digital Media Lab on the 2nd floor of the library.

Iomega Floppy Disk Drive

USB 3.5" Floppy Disk Drive

Available for use at the Digital Media Lab on the 2nd floor of the library.

Iomega Zip Drive

USB Zip Drive

Available for use at the Digital Media Lab on the 2nd floor of the library.

Microfiche Reader

Microfiche Reader

Located near the Research Help Desk on the 1st floor of the library, different size lenses are available at the RHD, Size 1, Size 2, Size 3. This machine is connected to a printer.

VHS Player Station

VHS Player

Available on iMac #7 in the Digital Media Lab on the 2nd floor of the library.

Photo of VHS conversion station

VHS to Digital Conversion Station

SELF-SERVE converter station available on iMac #7 in the Digital Media Lab on the 2nd floor of the library. VHS player available in the lab. Bring your old camcorder to connect the smaller cassettes and convert them to digital formats, use iMovie to edit your videos. (2 hour videos will take 2 hours to convert.) No copyrighted materials allowed.

Photo of the multi-region DVD and Blu-ray playback equipment station

Multi-region DVD and Blu-ray Playback Equipment

Available on the 2nd floor of the library. Along with connecting multiple bluetooth earbuds, or 2 different sized audio headset plugs. Laminated instruction cards for "how to connect to the bluetooth" and "how to use the equipment" will be at each station.

where these DVDs can be played.

Photo of a desktop scanner

Desktop Scanner

Located at the Digital Media Lab on the 2nd floor of the library. Best used for scanning photographs, 35mm negatives and slides.

Photo of a generic French fax machine

Fax Machine

Available at the Research Help Desk on the 1st floor of the library.

* Bookscanner and large format scanner are also available at the Digital Media Lab.