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Equipment Checkouts

Equipment and Lab Hours of Operation will be irregular due to Covid -19 Safety Measures.

View the Zeus Equipment Check-out Tutorial

Go to Zeus Equipment Checkout System 

To succeed in class you also need the latest available equipment.  With the MCMA Equipment Checkout facility in the Communications Building, Room 1010A, students can view the equipment available to your courses online by logging into the MCMA Equipment Checkout System and then reserve it for classroom assignments. The website allows students to see their registered classes for the current semester and the equipment allocated for that class.  Items are picked up in the equipment room in Communications Building Room 1010A.

The integrated checkout facility is for students in Cinema and Photography courses and Radio,Television, and Digital Media courses. Access to the photo lab and checkout of Cinema and Photography still camera equipment is available in COMM 1149. Journalism cameras are checked out in the School of Journalism main office.

Phone 618-453-7763


Photography Lab Equipment Checkout

The Photography Lab Equipment Checkout room is open six days a week, Sunday through Friday, and is closed on Saturday.  The equipment and facilities are available to current students enrolled in related photography courses who meet requirements, which may involve completing prior lower-level course work.

Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone:  453-1476

NOTE: Sunday opening and closing times may vary according to schedules, but the times will be posted in the lab.

The photographic equipment room, includes the following equipment:

  • Photographic strobe equipment
  • Calumet 4x5 and Deardorff 8x10 large format cameras
  • Cannon DSLR digital cameras
  • Limited Hasselblad medium format cameras
  • Hasselblad camera with a Kodak DCS digital back.
  • Tripods and other photographic accessories

Keys to access beginning print room stations, advanced printing rooms (Color, B/W and Digital) and the scanning room are available for checkout in the Photography Lab Equipment Checkout room.