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Audio/video equipment

Questions about Music Library equipment?

  • Though the Music Library remains closed, borrowed equipment can now be returned through the Wirth Lobby Pickup Service! Requested Music Library materials can now be picked up in the Wirth Lobby on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 am – 2 pm.

  • A limited selection of the Music Library’s AV equipment, which is being made available only to Schulich School of Music users, can also be borrowed as part of the service.

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Equipment available for borrowing

A/V equipment available in the Library Seminar Rooms and A412 (Active Learning Classroom) 

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Equipment available for borrowing

  • Please refer to the table below to determine whether the equipment is available for (1) Music students, Music faculty, and Music staff; or (2) Sound Recording (SR) students, SR faculty, and SR-Qualifying Year students.
  • At this time, equipment can be picked up and returned during the Wirth Lobby Pickup Service from 11 AM - 2 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • At this time, equipment is generally available for 2-day loans or 1-week loans.
  • While the equipment is on loan, borrowers are fully responsible for all items listed on the tag. Equipment will not be checked in until all included pieces are accounted for. Borrowers are responsible for any damage or replacement costs.
  • At this time, all equipment is subject to a 7-day quarantine period between loans.
  • All equipment loans are subject to reserve item late fines that are calculated at a rate of $0.02 per minute late on a per item basis.

Alternate source for borrowing equipment: McGill IT Services also provides audiovisual equipment loans, at 688 Sherbrooke West, Room 285, for McGill-related and non-commercial purposes.

Reservation requests

Please note that only McGill Music students, Music faculty, and Music staff may request reservations in advance.

Music Library equipment: Reservation request form (sign in required)

  • We can usually respond to reservation requests within 48 hours.
  • Questions? Please musiccirc.library [at] (subject: Equipment%20reservation%20request%20question) (send a message to the Music Library).

Take note! Catalogue links show current equipment availability but do not reflect upcoming reservations.

Type of equipment

For Music students, Music faculty, and Music staff

For Music students, Music faculty, and Music staff For Sound Recording (SR) students, SR Faculty, and SR Qualifying-year students only
Portable audio recorders
Audio interfaces  


Microphones and accessories

Please note that to ensure equitable access due to high demand, only one matched-pair set of microphones will be loaned per person.

Video equipment (one camera per person due to high demand)  
Playback equipment  
Other music equipment    
Other computer equipment  
Other equipment    

A/V equipment available in the Library Seminar Rooms and A412 (Active Learning Classroom)

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  A410 A412 A510 A512
Cassette player  
CD player
DAT player      
Document camera
DVD player
Laptop stereo connection
Laser Disc player  
Mini Disc player      
Smart Panel  
VHS player
Multi-media projector

Pianos in the Music Library

  • 2 Yamaha Clavinova Electronic Pianos (stand-alone) with Koss headphones (on the 3rd floor, northwest corner)
  • Acoustic and/or electronic pianos are also in each of the Library Seminar Rooms and in A412

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