Quad Cities Campus

Media Checkout Center

What can the Media Checkout Center do for me?

We provide portable technology for faculty and staff members to use in addition to the classroom technology provided in the classroom environment. Reservation of equipment is required and availability is dependent upon previous reservation requests. Please note that students may only reserve items under the supervision of faculty or staff members.

Contact Information

Jon McKenna
Phone: (309)762-9481, ext. 62234
Email: JR-Mckenna@wiu.edu
Western Illinois University - Quad Cities

Terms and Conditions for Borrowing Resources (Requires Adobe Acrobat.)

Reservation Form (Requires Adobe Acrobat.)

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Projection Screens

Projection Screens, Tripods, and more...

The Hardware Resource Center has portable projection screens available to use for out of building presentations. Also available are universal tripods that work out great with the Canon DC-40 model digital video camcorders. These items come in handy for classroom video presentations. Tripods will hold most models of cameras.

Sony X Plod Boom Box


  • CD player
  • Cassette tape player
  • AM/FM tuner

Optimus Karaoke Machine


  • Stereo Dual-Cassette
  • AM/FM Radio
  • Auxiliary Input and Output Jacks
  • Recording Capabilities
  • Automatic Voice Control

Digital Video Camcorders

Cannon Vixia HF R52 Camcorder

More information to follow.


Nikon Coolpix L830

More information to follow.


Apple iPads

More info to follow.

Digital Projectors

Epson PowerLite 1771W Projector

More information to follow.

Laptop Computers

Dell E5540

More information to follow.

Dell Latitude 6500

Dell Latitude 6500
  • Windows 7 Operating System
  • Built-in Wireless Capability
  • 15.6" Screen
  • Weight 6 lbs.
  • MS Office 2010 Suite

Archiving Cart

Many still have valuable teaching tools on VHS tapes. These tapes wear out over time and have problems playing in VCRs where tracking is controlled by the machine.

To alleviate this problem, we have a VHS to DVD conversion cart available so you can save your current VHS tapes to DVD format. This allows for easier portability as well as durability.

Features include:

  • Progressive Scan
  • Record From External Components
  • VHS to DVD Conversion
  • DVD to VHS Conversion

Recommended recordable DVD discs:

  • DVD-R: SONY, TDK, Verbatim, Panasonic
  • DVD+R: SONY, TDK, Mitsubishi, Ricoh
  • DVD-RW: Victor, Maxell, Verbatim TDK, Mitsubishi
  • DVD+RW: SONY, TDK, Ricoh, HP, Phillips


For step by step instructions, please see the This link will open in a new browser window Archiving Cart instructions. (Download Adobe Acrobat.)