Coming Soon – New Process for Tech Toolbox

Digital Services will be rolling out a new system to request AV equipment in the Tech Toolbox. The following items in EMS will be moving to the new system: laptops, tablets, projectors, cameras, camcorders, and the wifi hotspots. 

The new system is called LibCal. It’s a super easy request system and we think you’ll like it.


MAY 1: Stop booking equipment in EMS
(only laptops, tablets, projectors, camera, camcorder, & hotspots)

We need to turn off requests for equipment in EMS to migrate to the new system. During the downtime, we’ll be moving existing reservations in EMS to the new system.

If you need the equipment during the month of May and don’t have a booking, please contact Digital Services.

MAY 20-23: Demo the new system & begin booking in new system

We’ll make the site available on the Intranet and host three sessions to introduce the new system.

Monday, May 20 @ 11 AM in LLC
Wednesday, May 22 @ 3 pm in LLC
Thursday, May 23 @ 1 pm in LLC

How AV Equipment Requests will Work

When we move to the new system (LibCal), there are two scenarios you might need to book AV equipment:

  • You need to check out a laptop to take to a conference, or you need to use a digital camera to take pictures around the library.
    Request the equipment in LibCal.
  • You need av equipment for a library program in the community.
    Book your program in EMS/Program Book to ensure it gets promoted, then book the equipment in LibCal.

New Rules for the Equipment

  • Equipment is for work purposes only.
  • Equipment will book on a daily schedule rather than hourly.
  • The maximum booking duration is 10 days.
  • The time range for booking is 9 months (270 days).

3 thoughts on “Coming Soon – New Process for Tech Toolbox

  1. Luanne Webb on said:

    If you realize the day of your program that you need something, say for a storytime, can you book the day of?