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AV equipment availability

To ensure equipment is available, give at least 2 days notice. If at all possible, book your equipment at the beginning of the term or as early as possible, this will ensure it being available.

AV equipment access

For access to some AV equipment storage areas a key or keypad password is available from Audio Visual (AV) Circulation. Other storage locations require a password – please contact AV Circulation. For all other areas, equipment must be picked up and returned to designated area.

Location: SE12–104
Phone: 604-412-7444 (option 3)

Reservations for AV equipment are taken on a first come – first serve basis.

Note that the AV Services department has limited equipment availability to service all the faculty and students at the Burnaby Campus. Circulation of equipment is generally maximized by signing out equipment for occasional use to faculty, staff and students. Ongoing and repetitive bookings are generally not able to be accommodated simply because of the limited resources available.

Depending on the demand and availability of individual pieces of equipment at different times of the year, it is not always possible to meet all requests for AV equipment.

Lending guidelines

While some AV equipment resides in various academic departments, storage rooms and classrooms, the remainder is available for short term loan at no charge. Note that you may need to leave your BCIT ID Card and have instructor approval for some equipment bookings.

Lending guidelines are provided for AV equipment loans. Borrowing privileges are restricted to current holders of BCIT ID Cards (students, staff, and faculty).

Laptops & projectors

Some equipment, such as laptops and LCD projectors, are in great demand and thus only available for the length of your class. Use of these items is restricted strictly for the purpose of conducting course-related presentations only.

It is recommended to book equipment as early as possible, and check with AV Services for instructions and demonstrations before your presentation.

Please contact the AV Services department for questions relating to borrowing equipment.


To sign out equipment a valid BCIT ID card is required, and may be held during the signout period. Loaned items must be picked up and returned to the appropriate circulation area by the individual that originally signed it out.

In person requests only please. No phone or email requests at this time. Please have your BCIT ID card.

Instructors, faculty & staff

Generally, equipment (other than laptop computers) is available for instructors’ classroom use on an “as needed” basis. Some items may be available for term or continuing bookings.

Online booking

Available to Instructors only at this time.