IMATS lends a wide variety of video production equipment from the equipment room located on the 2nd floor of Sulzberger Annex. Equipment is available for Columbia University affiliated students, faculty, and staff to use for projects related to curriculum and college events. Note that aside from equipment rentals only Barnard faculty and staff can request other IMATS related services-- AV or video recording assistance.
Standard check out periods are 3 days including the day of check out (Mon-Wed, Tues-Thurs, Wed-Fri, Thurs-Mon, Fri-Mon). To request a one-time renewal please email us. Renewals are subject to equipment availability and demand.
You should budget at least 15 minutes for both the check out and return process.
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 where if you owe more than $100 in fines your borrowing privileges are revoked and you cannot check out any more equipment until fines are paid.
Note: Certain equipment is reserved only for students currently enrolled in a film/video production class at Barnard College.