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College of Communication

Equipment Checkout

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Welcome to Equipment Checkout, a destination that will unlock your production abilities and take your class project to the next level. 

If you're a current student enrolled in a CCOM production course, you may reserve time in edit bays, recording studios, or check out equipment for use on assignments in those courses.

Please review the FAQs below before checking out equipment or making any reservations. 

*Students are responsible for returning equipment in the same condition it was when received. Please be a good steward of our resources.*

hours:          monday – friday | 12 pm – 8 pm
                      saturday – sunday | 12 – 4 pm
location:      fairbanks | room 030



Login is required; if you do not have access, contact Mark Harris.

Can I check out CCOM production equipment?

If you are enrolled in an approved class, you may check out production equipment for class projects. You may only use equipment for assignments in the approved class.

If I am not in an approved class, where can I get production equipment for my project?

If you need equipment for an assignment for any other class on campus a variety of equipment is available at the Irwin Library or check out the equipment rentals available at Roberts Camera.


Do I have to make an online reservation before checking out equipment?

Yes, reserve your equipment here before heading to the checkout room. You will receive an email confirmation once your reservation is made and it will appear under “My Times” on the home page of the reservations module.

Where is the camera checkout room?

Camera checkout is in the basement of the Fairbanks Building, Room 030.

When is camera checkout open?

Camera checkout is open from Monday to Friday, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m., and on weekends from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. when classes are in session. Scheduled close dates for holidays and breaks are posted at checkout. Checkout closes the last day of classes every semester.

For how long can I check out equipment?

Cameras or other equipment can be checked out for up to 3 days at a time.

Can I reserve an edit bay, studio, or audio/video control rooms in the Fairbanks Building?

If you are enrolled in an approved class, you may reserve these spaces here to work on class projects. Spaces can be reserved for up to 3 hours at a time.

Can faculty members reserve cameras for their classes?

Yes, faculty members teaching approved classes may reserve cameras for specific class sessions. Reservations should be made well in advance. Contact Mark Harris if you need to reserve a large quantity of equipment or if it needs to be reserved for more than 3 days.

If you are a faculty member not teaching an approved class, you may checkout equipment from the Center for Academic Technology.

Who do I contact for more information?

If you have any further question or need any additional information about Equipment Checkout, please contact Mark Harris

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Technical Services Coordinator
College of Communication