Equipment Room


  1. Click the links below to find what equipment you want to rent from IMATS
  2. Head to our Request Forms page and fill out the Equipment Request Form at least 24 hours before pick up
  3. Come to the Equipment Room (2nd floor of the Milstein Center) 15 minutes before your checkout time
  4. Get your equipment! 


    Click the links below for an idea of what equipment you can rent from IMATS!


    General Video Equipment 

    Advanced Video Equipment

    AudioVisual Equipment

    Miscellaneous Equipment


    Equipment Availablity 

    • The Equipment Room is located on the 2nd floor of the Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning
    • Available for Barnard College & Columbia University-affiliated students, faculty, and staff for projects related to curriculum/college events
    • Restrictions: Certain advanced and specialized equipment is reserved only for students currently enrolled in a film/video production class at Barnard College

    Rental Period

    • Standard check out periods are 3 days including the day of check out
      • For example, if you check out equipment on Monday, it will be due back on Wednesday
    • IMATS is not open on weekends
      • Equipment picked up on Thursday or Friday is due on the following Monday
    • You may have one standing reservation or checkout at a time 
    • Renewals are subject to equipment availability and demand
      • To request a renewal, please email us before the equipment is due

    Checkout Procedure

    • Head to our Request Forms page! 
    • NOTE: new IMATS patrons must fill out a Patron Registration form before filling out the Equipment Request form
    • Forms MUST be completed 24 hours in advance of the desired pick-up time
    • You should budget at least 15 minutes for both the checkout and return process
      • NOTE: If you do not pick up your equipment on the scheduled pick-up date, your reservation will be canceled and the equipment will be recycled back into our system for other patrons to reserve and use


    • Fees will be assessed for late, lost, or broken equipment
    • Strict late fines are enforced and can go up to $50 dollars per piece of equipment per day. If the item is damaged or lost, the patron must reimburse the college its full replacement value/repair cost  
    • Our policies reflect Barnard and Columbia library policies-- if you owe more than $100 in fines, your borrowing privileges are revoked and you may not check out equipment until the fines are paid 


    Thank you for checking out with IMATS!