Equipment Reservation and Checkout

Only current College of Design students, faculty and staff and eligible to check out equipment. 

Normal maximum check-out time is 24 hours. Please borrow equipment only as long as necessary and return promptly when finished to maximize the availability to other students. Other people are likely waiting to use it. Late returns will result in loss of check-out privileges until the equipment is returned. Loss or damage of equipment will result in charges for replacements or repairs plus a $25.00 charge. Don’t leave equipment laying around unsecured. See more Equipment Checkout Policies below.

If you are checking out equipment you aren’t familiar with, please ask how to use it so the equipment isn’t damaged. You are responsible for any damage to equipment while in your possession.

Reservations are accepted. Users may reserve and pick up equipment at the IT Lab window in Brooks 203. The phone number is 919.515.3160. The email address for the Checkout Office is or use this form to contact the Equipment Checkout Office.

The IT Lab and equipment checkout office are open from the first day of classes until the last day of exams each semester or summer session.

Fall and Spring Semester Hours
Monday–Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Summer Session Hours
Monday–Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Types of  Equipment Available
Digital Still Cameras
Digital Video Cameras
LCD Projectors
Overhead Projectors
Slide Projectors
Lighting Equipment
Audio Recording Equipment
PA System
Photographic Studio Reservations
Audio Booth Reservations

Equipment Checkout Policies

Equipment check out privileges will be suspended if you are:

Overdue 3 times in a semester or during the summer sessions.
Overdue a duration of 36 hours in a semester or during the summer sessions.

If suspended, you will not be able to check out equipment for two weeks or longer, depending on equipment.

If it appears that you are blatantly disregarding the check out policies, you will have your privileges permanently suspended.

If you are overdue for more than 5 days, the equipment will be assumed to be lost.

If equipment is lost or stolen, you will have to reimburse the IT Lab or provide an equivalent replacement.

To extend your reservation:
During lab hours, call: 919.515.3160.
After hours, email: or use this form to contact the Equipment Checkout Office.

Extensions are subject to other reservations.
If an extension is not possible, you will need to return the equipment at your scheduled return date and time.