AV Pool

Update: We are adopting a new equipment reservation system called Connect2.

Connect2 is scheduled to go live this summer (2023) and will enhance the way we loan out equipment. When we have additional information and updates we will post it here.

The AV Pool lends technology at no cost to Letters & Science departments instructors and staff for short-term instructional use.


The AV Pool is located in 259A Van Hise Hall adjacent to the commons area on the second floor.


Spring & Fall Semester: 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday

8-Week Summer Session: By appointment only.

The AV Pool is closed during Spring Break, Summer Break, Winter Break, major American holidays and the day after Thanksgiving. All hours are subject to change without notice.

Getting Started

If you have not previously borrowed from the AV Pool you will need to register in person to reserve equipment. A Wiscard and campus email address is required. Confirmation of employment status within a supported Letters & Science department may be required.

Equipment Request

Equipment requests can be sent to us by filling out this form.

Make an Equipment Request


Please contact us via email at avpool@lss.wisc.edu.

Technical support is available during hours of operation by calling (608) 262 – 1678.

Available Equipment

In addition to the catalogue listed below, the AV Pool now has the following cables available for check out.

  • Display Port to HDMI adapter
  • HDMI cable
  • USB-A extension cable
  • USB-A to USB-B 2.0 printer cable
  • USB-A to USB-B 3.0 printer cable
  • USB-C cable
  • USB-C to USB-A hub


Document PowerShot Tripod
Tripod Tablet Mount Camcorder Group Videoconference
Jabra Panacast
Large Group Videoconference Webcam
Computer & Accessories
DVD Drive
MacBook Air – macOS & Windows Apple AC Adapters DVD Drive
Headset International AC Adapter Speaker & Microphone
Presentation Remote  USB-A to Multi Videoconference Light Kit
Video Projector Video Projector Screen
Computer Adapter
HDMI to VGA Lightning to HDMI Lightning to VGA
MicroHDMI to VGA Mini Display Port to VGA Mini Display Port to HDMI
USB-A to Ethernet USB-C to Ethernet USB-C to HDMI
Misc. & Legacy
Sony CFDS70 Not Pictured
CD/Cassette Player Field Recorder Projector Cart
Not Pictured VHS
Public Address System Slide Projector VCR
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HDTV w/BluRay HDTV w/DVD Elevator Key


LSS Staff Contact

Ken Fager

Position title: AV Pool Manager

Email: kfager@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-4471

271 Van Hise Hall

Bret Vlach

Position title: Instructional Facilities Manager

Email: bret.vlach@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-8763

279 Van Hise Hall