The CFA Computer lab offers a variety of technical equipment available to faculty and staff to rent. We personally guarantee that each piece of equipment performs to the highest standards and comes with all necessary accesories and peripherals. Additionally, CFA ITO staff can assist in setting up and taking down your equipment, including arriving prior to your appointment and immediately afterwards to provide support. Simply specify in your online reservation what assistance you require and when and we will be happy to help.

Dell Laptops

We currently offer four Dell laptops. Each laptop comes with the latest Windows XP operating system as well as all standard software, such as Microsoft Office. Additionally, we provider the proper power adapter and a convenient carrying case. Each laptop is equipped for wireless access on the BU network and has projector capabilities.

Portable LCD Projectors

The CFA Computer Lab curently has 3 portable LCD projectors maunfactured by Epson, a leader in projector technology. Each projector comes with a power adaptor and soft shelled carrying case. Additionally, each projector comes with adapters to connect Mini DVI to VGA and DVI to VGA for all versions of Mac and Dell laptops.

Portable LCD Projector Screen

For faculty and staff presenting in a room void of a permament projector screen, the CFA Computer Lab rents one portable LCD projector screen. This screen is excellent for both standard (4:3) and widescreen (16:9) formats, and is the perfect solution for business presentations or theater applications. Fully extended, this screen can reach 39 inches in height and 70 inches in width.

Portable Speakers

We have various sets of speakers for faculty and staff to borrow if their presentation or lecture requires audio equipment beyond their laptop speakers. Each set comes with two speakers, a power adapter, and an adapter that plugs into the headphone jack found on every laptop.

Surge Protectors & Extension Cords

We have dozens of surge protectors and extensions cords that can aid you in placing your equipment in the best location and not in the location closest to a power outlet. Simply ask for either when you stop by to pick up your equipment or request a surge protector or extension cord when you finalize your reservation.

CD/DVD Drive

We offer external CD and DVD drives that can read and/or copy CD's and DVD's. Each drive can be connected via USB or Firewire, making them compatible with every type of computer.


We have plenty of premium of headphones for use both in and out of the CFA Computer Lab. Each set had a long audio cord that provides maximum flexibility when plugged into a computer.


We have a variety of keyboard options for rental, either PS2 or USB based. Additionally, we offer Dell, Microsoft, and Apple keyboards if you have a personal preference.


Like our keyboard options, we have a variety of PS2 or USB based mice and have plenty of Dell, Microsoft, or Apple mice if you have a personal preference.

Card Reader

Our card reader available for checkout is USB based and can read the following cards: miniSD, SD/MMC, microSD, MMCmicro, CF/MD, M2, and MS/DUO.

Panasonic Camera

We offer one Panasonic Lumix digital camera, available to anyone in the CFA. This camera comes in its' own travelling case with all necessary transfer cables and battery chargers. For more information on this camera, click here.

Departmental Equipment

Departments within the College of Fine Arts have the option of making equipment available to students, faculty, and staff.
Listed below are departmental items that are only available to authorized individuals.

Microtrack Mobile Digital Recorder (Music Education use ONLY)

We offer three Microtrack Digital Recorders that each come with all necessary audio transfer equipment as well as the proper charging cables. For more information on the recorders click here.

Canon MiniDV Camcorder (Music Education use ONLY)

We offer three Canon MiniDV ZR950 camcorders. Each camcorder comes in its' own travelling case with all necessary transfer cables and battery chargers. Additionally, we offer Canon tripods for each of the camcorders. For more information on the camcorders, click here.