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Spark Equipment Lending Library

In today's world, a digital presence is an essential component to any successful musician's career. Technological innovation is a Spark priority, and we are committed to giving students and faculty the means to communicate via the latest technology. Spark has compiled a collection of quality, portable video and audio recording equipment designed to encourage and nurture the 21st-century performer's exploration.

The Spark Equipment Lending Library is available to all current USC School of Music students, staff and faculty. All equipment rentals are free of charge. However, users are responsible for the cost of damaged or lost equipment.


All reservation request must be submitted using the online form. Email or in-person requests will not be honored.

Equipment may be checked out for a five-day maximum. In the event that rentals are needed for longer, the equipment must be checked back in and an additional equipment request made prior to checking the equipment back out. Reservation pick-up/return must be made Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in Room 125.

Equipment may be periodically held for Spark program use.

Damages/loss of equipment

In the event that equipment is damaged or lost during check-out, the Renter will be held financially responsible for repairs or replacement of equipment. An invoice will be sent to the Renter upon completion of service or replacement of equipment.

Suggestions for equipment

Spark is always looking to expand the library with quality and useful equipment. If you have a suggestions, please email Jeff Vaughn at