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EH 103 Spring 2024 Instruction Guide

Reserving Recording Equipment and Space

The Recording and Presentation Practice Room in room LIB 307 has everything you need to record and edit your podcasts and is a dedicated, quiet recording space. In the room you will find wireless USB microphones, handheld microphones, and a broadcast microphone, as well as a USB audio interface and a computer with various recording software, including Audacity. A beginner friendly guide to setting up the equipment and software is available in the room or can be downloaded using the link below. 

The Recording and Presentation Practice Room can be reserved online here. Reservations are not required to use the room but are highly recommended. The room can be reserved in 30 minute blocks for up to two hours per day for any time during library open hours up until 1 hour before closing. Reservations must be made at least 12 hours in advance and can be made up to 2 weeks before. 

Checking out the room with a reservation:

  • When you arrive, visit the User Services desk on the first floor to check out the room key. Your check out period will be for the length of your reservation.
  • The name on the reservation must match the name on the Charger Card/ID of the person checking out the room. 
  • You must pick up the key within 15 minutes of your reservation time or you will be considered a no show and your reservation will be cancelled.
  • Renewals are possible as long as no is waiting or has a reservation after yours ends. 

Checking out the room without a reservation:

  • Visit the User Services desk on the first floor. If the room is not reserved or checked out, you may check out the room for up to a 2 hour period.
  • Renewals are possible as long as no is waiting or has a reservation.

Recording Room Getting Started Guide

Additional Recording and Equipment Options - MultiMaker Lab

The MultiMaker Lab in room 115 has several first come, first serve options for recording and editing your podcasts. Additional information on the MultiMaker Lab may be found by visiting

In the lab, we have multiple computers as well as two USB microphones. These are available whenever the lab is open. Our computers all have Audacity available, as well as other recording options. However, because the lab is open during these hours, we can't guarantee it will be completely quiet while you're recording. 

The MultiMaker Lab also has equipment available for checkout. Everything checks out for a 7 day period. We have:

  • 2 USB Snowball microphones
  • 3 Rode studio-quality USB microphones
  • 1 handheld Shure microphone with USB connector
  • 3 handheld Shure microphones (these require a USB audio interface to connect to a computer)
  • 2 tabletop microphone stands and 2 adjustable microphone stands compatible with Shure microphones
  • 1 USB audio interface

These items can be checked out and returned in the MultiMaker Lab any time during our open hours. Our hours for the Fall 2023 semester are:

  • Monday: 8 am - 4 pm
    Tuesday: 12 pm - 8 pm
    Wednesday: 8 am - 12 pm
    Thursday: 8 am - 7 pm
    Friday: 8 am - 6 pm
    Saturday: 9 am - 12:45 pm
    Sunday: 1 pm - 8 pm