AV Pool

Van Hise Construction Impact on AV Pool Service

Due to Van Hise construction the AV Pool will be temporarily modifying its services for the Fall 2021 semester. 

Short-term equipment checkouts are available, but may be in limited quantities. 

To assist courses normally scheduled in Van Hise Hall we are offering extended loan periods for computers, adapters, and projectors to instructors placed in rooms without technology. This equipment is subject to availability and AV Pool Manager discretion.

During regular operations the AV Pool provides a wide range of technology at no cost to Letters & Science departments and programs for short-term instructional use.


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


All hours are subject to change without notice.

Fall 2021 Semester Hours:

8:30am – 4pm, Monday – Friday

Due to construction there may be times when the AV Pool is not directly staffed. Please see Ken Fager in 271 Van Hise Hall or schedule an appointment via avpool@lss.wisc.edu.

8-Week Summer Session Hours:

8:00am – 4pm, Monday – Friday.

The AV Pool is closed during Spring Break, Summer Break, Winter Break and major American holidays.

Getting Started

If you have not previously borrowed from the AV Pool you will need to register in person to reserve equipment. To register with the AV Pool a WiscCard is required. You will also need to provide your WiscMail address, and NetID.

If you are already registered please call (608) 262-1678, email avpool@lss.wisc.edu, or visit 259A Van Hise Hall to make a reservation.

Available Equipment

  • Camera
    • Document
    • Still Camera
    • Tripod
    • Tripod – Tablet Mount
    • Camcorder
    • Small Group Videoconference
    • Webcam
  • Computer – MacBook with macOS and Windows
  • Computer Accessories
    • Apple AC Adapters
    • DVD Drive
    • Headset
    • International Adapter
    • Microphone + Speakers
    • Presentation Remote
    • Webcam
  • Computer Adapter
    • HDMI to VGA
    • Lightning to HDMI
    • Lightning to VGA
    • MicroHDMI to VGA
    • Mini DisplayPort to VGA
    • Mini DisplayPort to HDMI
    • USB to Ethernet
    • USB-C to Ethernet
    • USB-C to HDMI
    • USB-C to VGA
  • Field Recorder
  • HDTV Cart
    • DVD Player
    • Blu-Ray Player
  • Instructional Cart
    • Computer
    • Speakers
    • Projector
  • Keys
    • Elevator Key
    • LSS Lab Key
    • VH248 – Audio Studio Key
  •  Legacy
    • CD Player / Cassette Recorder
    • Standard Definition TV Cart
    • VCR
  • Public Address System
  • Tablet
    • iPad
    • iPad mini
  • Video Projector
  • Video Projector Screen

LSS Staff Contact

Ken Fager

Position title: AV Pool Manager

Email: kfager@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-4471

271 Van Hise Hall