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Academic Technology Launchpad: Equipment

Quick Guide to computer and academic technology resources for students.

Library Reserves - Technology Lending

Our library resources include a number of items that can help students with academic and multimedia support. 

You can borrow this reserve equipment from our Library Help Desks. Most equipment is for use in the library only, but we do have some gadgets that can be checked out for use outside the library. 

Laptops, Tablets, and eReaders

Use a laptop anywhere in our libraries, including multimedia group study rooms.



The Truax library has 10 iPads that are available on a first-come first-served basis by currently enrolled students. 5 of the devices are available for in-library use only. 5 are available for 3-day checkout. Many apps are available on our library iPads.

We also have attachable keyboards available for checkout with the ipads for in-library use!


Students are responsible for their work and for saving their files. Your H drive (home directory) won’t have enough space for multimedia projects. Use a USB drive or external hard drive may be useful. We have some USB drives on reserve for checkout at our help desk.

Gadgets and Gizmos


Scanners for student academic use:

  • Truax Library
  • Truax Student Achievement Center 
  • Fort Akinson Student Achievement Center
  • Reedsburg Student Achievement Center
  • Other college labs such as the Truax Business Open Lab may also have scanners for student academic use.

Multimedia Group Study Rooms: Media, Monitors and More

Use our technology, or bring your own laptop or camera, when working in our Truax Library multimedia group study rooms.

Room #1, #2 and #3: large wall mounted monitors with access to any of your virtual desktops. Wireless keyboards and mice are available in the rooms. You can also connect a laptop to the monitor.

Room #4: wall mounted iMAC. Students can check out the MAC wireless keyboard and mouse from the library reserves help desk for use in that room.

USB devices

Flip Video Cameras

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A quick and easy way to capture your video here in a multimedia room at the Truax Library.

USB connection for transfer to a computer. Copy the video to a flash drive, edit if needed, upload to YouTube, etc.

Classic Retro Equipment

Remember these? We kept a few, just in case. 


Madison College Resources and Computer Labs