AV Equipment FAQs
How do I book AV equipment?
Can I borrow AV Equipment if I'm NOT a Screen & Media Student or Staff member?
There is some equipment that you can request if you are not a Screen & Media student or staff member. If you are a non-Screen & Media student, you are able to request the Handy Cam, the M200 mirrorless cameras, dictaphones, and digital transcribers. These items can be used for assignments, research, etc.
Is there somewhere on campus where staff can produce short videos for teaching purposes?
See Teaching Resource facilities to find out what is available.
Is there any information on using the equipment in the TV Studio?
See Resource Facilities to find out info on the TV studio, equipment used and related info.
How long in advance do I need to make a booking?
We recommend that you book your equipment as soon as you can, as all booking availability is subject to demand. We recommend at least one day before you need the equipment. We accept walk-ins, however, we cannot guarantee the availability of equipment if you book on the same day you need it.
Will I be able to renew the equipment I have?
Yes - just contact us by email, phone, or in person. However, we won’t be able to renew your items if they have been requested by other users.
How do I search for AV equipment?
Does the Library provide tutorials on how to use the AV loan pool equipment?
What happens if I accidentally break or damage the equipment I borrow?
Please be aware that you will be responsible for damages that occur while equipment is on loan. Equipment on loan is NOT covered by the University Insurance, so ensure that you have suitable insurance coverage before borrowing equipment or you could be financially liable. For more information, read our Terms and Conditions.
What happens if I am late to pick up the equipment?
We keep equipment on hold for one day and then return them to be booked by others. You can contact us if you would like to change or adjust your booking. Keep in mind that other users may have booked the equipment.
Are there parking spaces nearby for heavy or large amounts of equipment?
For heavy equipment or large amounts of equipment, you can park in the University Security car park for easier access to the building. Ensure that you bring a support person to carry items when needed. You can contact us, under Borrowing, fines, renewals, if you have any further questions about accessibility.
Will I be fined for late returns?
No, you will only be fined for failing to return any recalled equipment. We are dedicated to removing barriers to accessing the resources that you need. We ask that you are mindful of others who also borrow equipment. Please contact us if you have any questions.