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SMS Facilities and Software: Facilities at a glance

Computers and peripherals

panoramic image of the Student Multimedia Studio


  • 8 Windows workstations with scanners, CD/DVD burners, microphones

    • Some equipped with card readers

    • 2 with 11x17" flatbed scanners

  • 2 iMac workstations with scanners, CD/DVD burners and SD card readers

  • 2 Windows and 1 Mac video editing systems in reservable rooms

  • 1 Windows capture workstation

    • with mini-DV/VHS decks for digitizing video and audio

    • Audio cassette deck and turntable for digitizing analog audio

    • A large-format document and object capturing (uses a digital camera to take photos of items too large for scanning)

  • 1 iMac workstation for ASL (American Sign Language) recording

  • External Blu-ray DVD burner for burning HD video projects

  • 3D printers! Visit our 3D Printing libguide for details

  • Leap Motion Controller

  • Kinect device

  • 3D pen tools

  • Tabletop photo studio kit (for photographing small objects)


For the list of software that's available on the various library workstations (including the SMS), visit the Library Workstations libguide.

Camcorder checkout

Looking to borrow a video camera? This service is available through the Circulation Desk and managed by Circulation Services.

General information

  • University Libraries circulates digital camcorders and tripods to current KSU students and faculty for use with their instructional projects. The specific camcorder model is the Canon Vixia HF R42.

  • Camcorders are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and cannot be reserved

  • Camcorders are due by 11:59 p.m. the next business day (so cameras checked out on Friday/Saturday/Sunday are due back by Monday night)

  • Camcorders use internal storage - no SD card is required

For more details, visit Circulation's Camcorder Information page.


Printing from the SMS computers is available for the general multimedia stations only to the library's public print stations.

  • Color laser printing: 14 cents per 8 1/2" x 11" sheet

  • Black & white laser printing: 7 cents per 8 1/2" x 11" sheet

  • There is one main print station on the first floor

  • The SMS also offers 3D printing to KSU students for free! Visit our 3D Printing Libguide for details