Meeting Rooms Equipment and Training
Hunneman Hall, Main Library
Equipment Training and Troubleshooting
- Step-by-step instructions are affixed to the top of the black media cart at the front of Hunneman Hall and should provide all the guidance you need to use the equipment.
- The drawer at the bottom of the media cart contains all the cables and remote controls that we provide. Please return these to the drawer when you are done.
- If you want a brief training session before your program, please call the reference desk at 617-730-2369 and ask for Colin Wilkins to schedule one.
- We are not able to provide multiple training sessions for groups, so please make sure that all of the people you wish to have trained attend your one and only training session.
- If you will be using a laptop or any other equipment that you are planning to connect to our equipment for your program, please bring it to the training session.
- You are responsible for knowing how your own equipment works. In particular, you should make sure you know how to connect your laptop to an LCD projector or external monitor and how to toggle the LCD output. All brands are different, but it usually involves one or more "Fn" key combinations.
- If you need help with our equipment on the day of your program, please ask at the Reference Desk. Reference Staff will help you if time permits. It may be difficult for a qualified staff member to find time to help you on weekends or evenings.
A/V and Computer Equipment
- DVD Player
Sony CD/DVD Player Model DVP-NS415. This player can play CD-R/RW formats and MP3's. This player can not play other audio and video formats, such as MP4, WMA, WMV, AVI, etc. -- you will need to provide your own laptop or other device to play those files. The remote control is kept in the bottom drawer of the black media cart. Image is projected onto the built-in screen using the ceiling-mounted projector. Hunneman Hall does not have a blu-ray player and is therefore limited to DVD video resolution and picture quality.
- Videocassette Player
JVC Super VHS ET Professional Series. Remote is kept in the bottom drawer of the black media cart. Image is projected onto the built-in screen using the ceiling-mounted projector.
- Projector and Screen (with computer/laptop hookup information)
Proxima DP9290 ceiling-mounted projector, which projects onto a large (86 inches wide, DVD image is 80 inches wide) retractable screen which is mounted at the front of the room. Laptop with standard VGA output can be connected via a VGA port in the black media cart. Library does not provide a laptop; presenter must supply his or her own. VGA cables for making the connection are provided.
Some Apple laptops and iBooks do not come with a VGA port, so Apple owners may have to provide an adapter cable. Note that your particular model of laptop, from Apple or another manufacturer, may require a different adapter cable to work with our standard 15-pin VGA connection, so be sure to check that you have what you need. The picture above shows the port that our cables need in order to connect your laptop to our projector.
- Internet Connections
Both WiFi and Wired Connections are available in Hunneman Hall. Note that access to an outside VPN is not available; our Firewall blocks it. The wired connection is via Comcast and has a maximum speed of 50 Mbps download, 10 MBps upload.
The WiFi connection is currently a T1 (1.5 Mbps) connection through RCN, but we expect to increase that soon to approximately 50/10 MBps (9/9/13).
- Cable TV
No Cable Television connection is available in the Library.
Sony Digital Audio/Video Control Center STR-DE885. This allows you to switch audio input sources (DVD to VCR, for example) and adjust the volume.
Microphones and Assistive Listening
Hunneman Hall has good acoustics and is not terribly large (capacity 96), so your speakers may not need a microphone. However, you are welcome to use our microphones if you think it necessary.
- Microphone (Wired) — 2
Wired microphone (#1 of 2) with table top stand. Model is Shure Microflex MX418D/C Cardioid Desk Top Microphone. 25-foot extension cable (F-F XLR) is available.
- Hunneman - Microphone (Wireless)
Wireless microphone (RadioShack Hands-Free Tie-Clip Omnidirectional Electret) clips to speaker's lapel or clothing. Small Sennheiser Bodypack transmitter clips to speaker's belt or is carried in a pocket.
- Assistive Listening Devices (3)
These devices work in conjunction with our microphones to amplify miked sounds. (NOTE that they do not amplify normal ambient sounds -- they only amplify what is said over our microphones.) The model is Listen LR-200-072 with earpiece. We have 3 of them. They are kept in the bottom drawer of the black media cart.
Hunneman - Kitchen
Kitchen with a refrigerator, stovetop, microwave, and sink. The Library does not provide a coffeemaker, but electric outlets are available throughout Hunneman Hall if you want to bring your own. Please clean up after using the kitchen or serving food and drink.
Hunneman - Lectern
Lectern. Useful for holding notes or a laptop. Top is slanted with a lip.
Hunneman - Piano
Steinway Model B "Music Room Grand", manufactured in 1974. If you want it tuned, you must make an appointment with the Library's tuner (Tony McKenna, 617-484-5600) at a time when Hunneman Hall is available. The Brookline Library Music Association (BLMA), has the piano tuned six times per year on the Fridays before its concerts. The piano cannot be used on the Friday or Saturday before a BLMA concert.
Coolidge Corner Branch Library Meeting Room
- Please contact Branch Director Catherine Dooley at 617-730-2380 to schedule a training session if you feel you need one.
- You will need to request the projector remote control at the Circulation Desk at the time of your program.
Coolidge Corner A/V Equipment
- Coolidge Corner - Projector
A Hitachi CP-WX3014WN ceiling-mounted projector, with a Crestron DM-RMC 200-C DM Room Controller, with HDMI connection to the projector, is provided. It projects onto a pull-down screen mounted on the side wall. A standard 15-pin VGA-connection to the projector is provided for hooking up a laptop to the projector. At this time, only Windows laptops can be connected to the projector; Apple computers do not work, even with the proper video adapter cable. Presenter must use his or her own laptop; the Library does not provide one. The projector is capable of showing a blu-ray disc at blu-ray resolution.
- Coolidge Corner - Blu-Ray/DVD player
A Samsung consumer-level Blu-Ray player is available. It can show either Blu-Ray or DVD discs. Blu-Ray discs have a higher resolution than DVD discs.
- Coolidge Corner - Audio/Video Receiver
RCA Professional Series STAV-4180 Audio/Video Receiver. 500 Watts (100W X 5, 5.1 Channel Surround Sound). 4 ceiling mounted speakers.
- Coolidge Corner - Microphone
A Shure Wireless Transmitter PG1 is available for Library-sponsored events only. Because it is delicate and essential for weekly children's programs, we do not allow the public to use this device.
Both WiFi and Wired Connections are available. Note that access to an outside VPN is not available; our Firewall blocks it. The wired connection is via Comcast and has a maximum speed of 50 Mbps download, 10 MBps upload.
The WiFi connection is currently a T1 (1.5 Mbps) connection through RCN, but we expect to increase that soon to approximately 50/10 MBps.
Note that the Coolidge Corner shares its Internet Connection with the Main Library. and it is therefore identical. When the WiFi connection improves, it will improve at all locations.
Coolidge Corner - Piano
Steinway Model A "Parlor Grand", manufactured in 1893, recently restored. If you want it tuned, you must make an appointment with the Library's tuner (Tony McKenna, 617-484-5600) at a time when the Coolidge Corner Branch Library Meeting Room is available.