AV Pool

Extended Checkout During Pandemic: AV Pool equipment is available for checkout for the duration of the semester. Equipment must be returned at the end of the semester. Please email detailed requests to avpool@lss.wisc.edu and LSS staff will coordinate the reservation and retrieval.  Instructor carts are not available for check out until further notice. Limited staff support will be available between Monday through Friday from 8:30am to – 4:30pm.

During regular operations the AV Pool in 259A Van Hise provides a wide range of technology at no cost to Letters & Science departments and programs for short-term instructional use.


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the AV Pool is CLOSED until further notice.

All hours are subject to change without notice.

Regular Semester Hours:

8:30am – 6pm, Monday – Wednesday

8:30am – 4pm, Thursday – Friday

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 or visit 259A Van Hise Hall to make a reservation.

Available Equipment

  • Camera
    • Document
    • Still Camera
    • Tripod
    • Video Camera
    • Small Group Videoconference
    • Webcam
  • Computer – MacBook with macOS and Windows
  • Computer Accessories
    • Apple AC Adapters
    • DVD Drive
    • Headset
    • International Adapter
    • Microphone
    • Presentation Remote
    • Speakers
    • Webcam
  • Computer Adapter
    • HDMI to VGA
    • 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
    • International DVD 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