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Library Equipment: Cameras and Laptops

An overview of equipment available for loan or use within the Library.

Laptops

The Library has a collection of Windows laptops for students and staff to borrow for up to 1 week. 

Laptops are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be pre-booked. Your laptop must be returned on the due date and be available to other borrowers for 1 day before you can borrow again. See the current availability of our laptops.

These laptops come with our common applications package and an embedded webcam. It is not possible to install other software applications. See 'Laptops and Cameras' on Borrowing Materials for lending rules. 

You can ask for a laptop and accessories at the Information Desk. 

Sign-in to Library Laptops

You must sign-in to these laptops with your SAIT network credentials. 

  • Username: ACDM\ID# without leading zeros (e.g. ACDM\987654)
  • Password: SAIT email password (default is your birthday: YYMMDD)

Important: If you want to use the laptop while off campus, you must sign-in with your SAIT network credentials and connect to SAIT WiFi before leaving campus. You will not be able to use the laptop off-campus if you do not complete this process. 

If you get a error at the Windows sign-in saying the domain is unavailable, use a network cable to connect directly to the SAIT network. After the sign-in process completes you should be good to sign-in over WiFi, whether on- or off-campus. Network cables are available at the Information Desk.

If you're unsure about your credentials or have other technical issues, contact the ITS Service Portal.  

Adobe ID

To access most Adobe Creative Suite software you will need a free Adobe ID connected to your SAIT email address. If you are off-campus you will also need to sign-in into Global Protect VPN (skip to step #10). 

Accessing Files and Drives

Do not save your files on a borrowed laptop. There are several alternative options for file storage:

  • Go to Office.com and sign in with your SAIT email credentials to access OneDrive and other Microsoft products. 
  • Upload to My Files in your Brightspace course (Course Tools > My Files).
  • Save files to a personal storage service, such as Google Drive or Drop Box.
  • Save files to a removable USB drive.

Cameras

The library has 2 Digital SLR and 2 HD Camcorders for students and staff to borrow for up to 1 week. 

These cameras are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be pre-booked. Your camera must be returned on the due date and be available to other borrowers for 1 day before you can borrow again. See 'Laptops and Cameras' on Borrowing Materials for lending rules. 

You can ask for a camera at the Information Desk. 

DSLR Cameras

These cameras are loaned out as a kit, including:

  • Canon EOS Rebel T3 Camera body
  • 18-55mm lens (with cap)
  • 55-250mm lens (with 2 caps),
  • Data cable
  • Battery
  • Camera bag and lens pouch
  • Memory card

You may use your own memory card in the camera. Please remove all images before returning the camera to the Information Desk. 

Information Desk staff can only offer limited assistance with these cameras. To learn more about the camera and its operation, refer to the manual

Canon Camcorder

These cameras are loaned out as a kit, including:

  • Canon XA-10 camcorder
  • lens cap and hood,
  • 2 A/V cables
  • Power cable
  • Data cable
  • Battery
  • Bag

There should be sufficient on-board memory for most needs or you can use your own high-speed memory cards. Please remove videos before returning the camera.

Information Desk staff can only offer limited assistance with the camcorders. To learn more about the camera and its operation, refer to the manual

Laptop & Camera Accessories

We have several laptop and camera accessories you can also borrow for 1 week.

For the laptops, you can borrow:

  • Power supply
  • Mouse
  • Network cable
  • Carry bag

Note that we have limited supplies of some accessories. You can always get a power supply, but other items may not be available when you borrow the laptop.

We also have tripods for use with our cameras and camcorders.

For use with our camcorders, we offer a microphone kit with:

  • Shotgun microphone
  • Audio cables
  • Label mic set
  • Batteries

Contact Me

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Kristian McInnis
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Contact:
Reg Erhardt Library,
Stan Grad Centre, MC128
403.210.5840
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