Equipment Checkout Center

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School of Art and Art History
Equipment Checkout Center
E120 Visual Arts Building
Studio Specialist: Kimberly Maher
Contact: | 319.384.1068

HOURS -- final day to return equipment is MAY 6

Schedule by appointment only: 
MON  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
TUE  1:00 pm - 6:00 pm 
WED   9:00 am - 1:00 pm
THU  12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
FRI  9:00 am - 6:00 pm
SAT  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
SUN   2:00 pm - 6:00 pm



    The SAAH Equipment Checkout Center abides by all of the equipment checkout policies set forth through the School of Art & Art History. Please refer to posted policies. From this center, faculty and currently enrolled SAAH students are able to borrow equipment and gain access to a professional sound design studio. All studio and equipment reservations are processed through the application. Students enrolled in Photography courses can access equipment through the Photo Center.


    1. To obtain borrower privileges, students should review and submit the SAAH Borrower Agreement.  Once submitted, students will be added to a borrower group based upon your course or exhibition needs. If you are in more than one SAAH course, only one agreement is needed. The agreement is good for the duration of the semester. The borrower will be notified by email when they have been added to the application (note: The agreement can take up to 24 hrs to be approved).
    2. Make your reservation in the Checkout@Iowa application.
    3. Schedule an appoiontment for pick-up / drop-off and follow these guidelines: 
      • Arrive during scheduled appointment time, late arrivals may result in canceled reservations
      • Show your University ID through the window
      • Picking-up: Collect your equipment, check for completeness // Dropping-off: Place in the designated bin outside of the window


    Available equipment [catalog] is concurrent with course enrollment and experience level. Please consult with your instructor for borrowing access and equipment training. 


    • Undergraduate = 3 days
    • Graduate = 7 days
    • Exhibitions = 10 days
      • Must be coordinated in advance to ensure equipment is available for the duration of the show.
      • Please email to arrange extended borrowing dates.