Equipment and Studio Borrower Policies

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The School of Art & Art History has multiple resource checkout centers available to currently enrolled students, staff, and faculty. All studio and equipment reservations are processed through the checkout centers. 

Borrowing Policies

Equipment is only available when classes are in session through the reservation system. All equipment MUST be returned by the last day of classes each semester.

A valid Iowa One student ID is required to pick up and return reservations.

You are responsible for the well-being of the equipment while it is checked out to you. You will be charged for the cost of equipment repair or replacement if it is damaged or lost because of abuse or neglect.

Equipment must be returned on time. Equipment loans are subject to a late fee of five dollars per item per day. Habitual late returns will result in loss of checkout privileges. It is your responsibility to be aware of the due dates of the equipment you check out. In the event that the SAAH requires an immediate shut-down due to COVID-19, all reasonable efforts must be made prior to leaving town to safely return equipment upon directive of the Instructor or Studio Specialist, or replacement fees may be applied.

It is your responsibility to check that the equipment is complete and in working order when you check it out. You will be charged for damaged or missing items not noted during checkout.

It is your responsibility to charge equipment and delete your work prior to returning. As a courtesy to the next borrower, please charge devices and erase your files from the internal memory before you return them. If the device is not charged at the time of return, and not able to be turned on, it will not be accepted at the checkout center.

You must report equipment problems, loss, or damage as soon as possible. Please email the studio specialist and describe, in as specific terms as possible, any problems that you have with the equipment. This must be done by the check in due date at the absolute latest.

Borrowers are only permitted 2 reservations in the system. This includes scheduled reservations to pick up items as well as items checked out to the borrower. When making the reservation, please request all items needed for that designated reservation. Reservations beyond this limit will be deleted. Repeated violations of this policy may result in loss of equipment access.

Additional Reservation Information

For information about borrowing privileges and access, please select from the following centers:

Equipment Checkout Center | E120 VAB

Graphic Design Studio | 323 ABW

Photography Center | W108 VAB 

SAAH Lighting Studio | W108 VAB