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DST Digital Storytelling

FAQs

Who may check out equipment?   Only students currently taking DST classes who have signed an equipment liability form may check out equipment. 
Where do I check it out?   At the checkout desk in Ellis Library on the first floorPlease bring you student ID or an official photo ID.
What can I check out?   It depends which course you are taking.

DST 1880                    DST 2830                    DST 2880                     DST 2885                    DST 3005
DST 3885                    DST 4005                    DST 4830                     DST 4880                    DST 4970
What does not come with the camera?   1880 Canon T5i Camera Kits do not come with SD cards. You will have to have your own SD CARD.

How can I know if a piece of equipment is available?

  Equipment goes out on a first served basis. You can inquire at the Checkout Desk about their availability.
When can I check out equipment?  

From 7:30 AM - 12:00AM     Mon - Thurs
From 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM     Fri.
From 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM     Sat.
From 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM     Sun

Please note that the checkout desk hours does not always match the library's hours and can change, so please pay attention to their hours on the website.

How long can I check it out for?   2 days
Can I renew the check out?   Yes, sort of, but read this first.
Can I check it out longer than 2 days?.   Maybe. There are times, like Spring break, when you might be able to check equipment out longer than 2 days. If you would like to do this, you have to contact your instructor and ask their permission. Then your instructor has to email the circulation dept. and Burt Fields, the Head of Circulation, stating that you have permission. (Those email addresses are under contacts.)
Will I be fined if I bring equipment back late?   Yes.  You will be fine $2.00 an hour.
 
Will I be fined if I lose or break a piece of equipment?   Yes.
You will be fined the cost of replacement. 
Be careful, some of the equipment costs thousands of dollars.
How can I avoid fines?  
  • When you check out equipment, make sure every piece is there.
  • When you return equipment, make sure you have everything. Lens caps and memory cards regularly go missing. You will be fined if you lose them.
  • When you return equipment, make sure that every piece is checked in by the circulation staff.
     
Where do I return equipment?   At the circulation desk in Ellis Library
Anything else I should know about returning equipment?  

Be kind, recharge batteries before you return the equipment. Library staff does not have the time to recharge batteries.

Return your equipment as soon as you are finished so that you fellow students have the opportunity to check them out.  There are many more students than there are cameras.

Why are the batteries dead?   The Circulation Desk staff does not have time to recharge batteries 
Be kind to your fellow students and recharge the batteries before you return the equipment.
     

 

Questions

Please refer any questions you may have about the equipment to the Ellis Library Circulation Desk or to DST faculty. Contact information for the Ellis Library Checkout Desk is listed below: