Equipment Room

Equipment Availablity 

  • Video production equipment is located in the Equipment Room on the 2nd floor of the Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning.
  • Available for Barnard College & Columbia University-affiliated students, faculty, and staff to use for projects related to curriculum and college events.
  • Restrictions: Certain advanced and specialized equipment is reserved only for students currently enrolled in a film/video production class at Barnard College.
Click the links below for an idea of what equipment you can rent from IMATS!

General Video Equipment                          Advanced Video Equipment

Miscellaneous Equipment                          AudioVisual Equipment

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 (one time only, so that we have your contact information and electronic signature on file) before filling out the Equipment Request form.
  • Forms MUST be completed 24 hours in advance of the desired pick-up time to allow time for processing.
  • 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!