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Bass Library - Media Equipment Checkout

  • The Bass Media Equipment Checkout offers an inventory of Prosumer and Professional-grade digital media production equipment to any affiliate of Yale with a billable library account.  BMEC aims to be an accessible resource to all members of the Yale community regardless of background with digital media, and offers both equipment and support to patrons at our service center in Bass library.

Features

  • A wide range of prosumer and professional cameras, camcorders, projectors, tablets, microphones, cables, adapters, and other tools necessary for the creation of digital media
  • On-site support from the Media Techs, a group of students trained in the use of both the equipment inventory and the software associated with each medium.
  • A Reservations WebApp on which patrons can reserve their own equipment ahead of time
  • An Extended Reservation Request process/form allowing patrons to request the use of equipment for longer or in higher quantity than allowed by BMEC guidelines for special projects, subject to review by an administrator

Who can use it?

  • Any member of the Yale ID with the following requirements:
    • A NetID and Password
    • A billable library account
    • Library borrowing privileges

How much does it cost?

  • The service is free of charge excluding overdue charges and replacement/repair fees for misuse of equipment

How do I get it?

  • Log into reservations.yale.edu/bmec to create an account and reserve equipment, which can be picked up (as well as reserved) at the Bass Library circulation desk
  • Patrons can visit the Bass Media Lab downstairs in bass library to get support from the media techs

Where can I get help?

  • The media techs staff the Bass Media Lab downstairs in Bass Library every day of the week
  • Patrons can also email bassmedia@yale.edu with any questions or extension requests

FAQs and other resources

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Bass Library - Media Equipment Checkout

Service manager: 
Chris Medeiros
Short title: 
Media Equipment Checkout
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Short description: 

The Bass Media Equipment Checkout provides prosumer-grade digital media equipment to the Yale community free of charge.

  • The Bass Media Equipment Checkout offers an inventory of Prosumer and Professional-grade digital media production equipment to any affiliate of Yale with a billable library account.  BMEC aims to be an accessible resource to all members of the Yale community regardless of background with digital media, and offers both equipment and support to patrons at our service center in Bass library.
Features: 
  • A wide range of prosumer and professional cameras, camcorders, projectors, tablets, microphones, cables, adapters, and other tools necessary for the creation of digital media
  • On-site support from the Media Techs, a group of students trained in the use of both the equipment inventory and the software associated with each medium.
  • A Reservations WebApp on which patrons can reserve their own equipment ahead of time
  • An Extended Reservation Request process/form allowing patrons to request the use of equipment for longer or in higher quantity than allowed by BMEC guidelines for special projects, subject to review by an administrator
Who can use it?: 
  • Any member of the Yale ID with the following requirements:
    • A NetID and Password
    • A billable library account
    • Library borrowing privileges
How much does it cost?: 
  • The service is free of charge excluding overdue charges and replacement/repair fees for misuse of equipment
How do I get it?: 
  • Log into reservations.yale.edu/bmec to create an account and reserve equipment, which can be picked up (as well as reserved) at the Bass Library circulation desk
  • Patrons can visit the Bass Media Lab downstairs in bass library to get support from the media techs
Where can I get help?: 
  • The media techs staff the Bass Media Lab downstairs in Bass Library every day of the week
  • Patrons can also email bassmedia@yale.edu with any questions or extension requests
FAQs and other resources: 
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