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USB Optical Disc Drive

What is in the equipment kit and how to borrow.

The Kit

Located in the Tech Table, the USB Optical Disc Drive Kit can be checked out at the Service Center.

Primarily used for burning CDs, our USB Optical Disc Drive--upon two software downloads--can also play DVD or Blu-Ray films including international films. User must provide a personal device or must check-out a laptop from 1st floor kiosk. 

Alternatives: We loan a Portable Blu-Ray Player that provides an all-in-one viewing experience for DVD and Blu-Rays without the hassle of bringing a personal or lending a laptop. In-house, KSL has viewing stations in the Freedman Center for watching films and film course reserves that cannot leave the building. KSL's Audio Visual Capture Studio captures audio or video but is not intended for viewing purposes.

DVD Software: VLC Media Player

Blu-Ray Software: VLC Media Player or LEAWO Blu-Ray Player

Lending Policies

Available for checkout to CWRU & CIM students, faculty, and staff at the Service Center. CWRU Alumni, CIA, Public or Visiting patrons are not permitted to check out loanable equipment kits. 

5 day lending period.

NO due dates on weekends & NO due dates when the Library is officially closed. 

→ Be aware of Semester breaks! While classes may be on break, the library may not!

NO renewals on equipment.

NO holds on equipment.

NO doubling up on the same equipment (ex: 2 still cameras).

→ HOWEVER, checking out different equipment is encouraged (ex: 1 video camera, 1 still camera).

NO “Can I return this and check it right back out?”s. 

NO checking out partial equipment kits.

→ Only complete equipment kits can be checked out.

Kit's Equipment

USB Optical Disc Drive comes with 2 USB cables--a data cable and a back up battery cable. The player can burn CDs, and alternatively, watch DVD (including International) or Blu-Ray films with software downloads. Device plugs into user's personal computer or into a checked-out laptop from the 1st floor kiosk. 

Viewing Software

DVD Software: VLC Media Player

Blu-Ray Software:  VLC Media Player with Encoder Error Fix or LEAWO Blu-Ray Player