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Multimedia Equipment Checkout

Photo EquipmentMultimedia equipment and accessories are available for checkout at the Creative Media Studio. Funded by the Campus Quality Fee, only currently enrolled CSUN students are eligible to check out but is available to students of any major. If you are unsure how to use the equipment, a CMS Student Assistant can teach you at checkout.

Equipment List

*Actual number of items available for checkout vary. Please contact us for the accurate number.

Renewals

2-week equipment checkouts may be renewed online through the CMS/LTS Renewal Process for an additional two weeks ONLY IF there is no hold list for the same item. Otherwise, items must be returned back to the Creative Media Studio on or before the due date during service desk operating hours.

Equipment Checkout Policies

  • All patrons must sign a System and Device Loan Agreement form before checking out equipment for the first time.
  • Equipment checkout is available during open CMS service desk hours.
  • Borrowers must be current CSUN students, hold a valid CSUN ID card, and have no outstanding Library fines.
  • Equipment cannot be reserved and are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • If an item you need is fully checked out you may place a hold for the next available item in person with your CSUN ID card.
  • Holds must be picked up within 24 hours after receiving the hold pickup email.
  • Multiple accessories may be checked out but only one of each type. Only one camera may be checked out at a time per person.
  • All checked out items must be returned to the CMS one hour before the CMS closes on or before the given due date.
  • If an item checked out to you has a hold placed on it, you will be unable to renew the item and it must be returned.
  • Equipment is checked out as ‘kits’ that include chargers, cables, cases, etc. An item is not considered returned until all components in the kit are returned.
  • Any overdue or replacement fees accrued must be paid to the University Library to avoid/clear any A&R holds placed on your CSUN account

Fines

  • 2-Week Checkout Items
    • $10 overdue fine per day or portion thereof for each item until all parts are returned
    • $75 processing fee plus total cost of replacement/repair for each lost/damaged item
  • 3-Hour Checkout Items
    • $1 overdue fine per hour or portion thereof for each item until all parts are returned
    • $15 processing fee plus total cost of replacement/repair for each lost/damaged item

Laptop, Tablet, & Device Checkout

Devices such as laptops, tablets, mobile hotspots, and calculators are also available for checkout at the Library Technology Services desk.

Please see our Laptop, Tablet & Device Checkout page for more information.