Open hours

Monday – Thursday
9.00am – 4.30pm
Friday
9.00am – 3.30pm

Times and days when we are closed for Bank Holidays, training days and other such events will be posted in the 'Announcements' section below.

The equipment loan store is on the lower ground floor of the Art and Design building, room AA011. Take the stairs at the bottom of the Gallery and turn left at the bottom.

Contact us

Creative Arts Loanstore (College Lane) Email:

loanstore@herts.ac.uk

01707 284000 Ext: 77625 (office hours only)

Please note, we do not read or reply to emails or answer phone calls outside of our opening hours.

Useful links

How to use the booking system video

 

Where is the Creative Arts Loan Store?

 The equipment loan store is on the lower ground floor of the Art and Design building, room AA011. Take the stairs at the bottom of the Gallery and turn left at the bottom.

 

NOTICES

 

PLEASE NOTE - WHEN YOU FIRST LOGIN, YOU WILL HAVE A GENERIC ACCESS ACCOUNT.

TO ACCESS THE RESOURCES FOR YOUR COURSE/LEVEL, PLEASE GO TO THE LOAN STORE AND A TECHNICIAN WILL CHECK YOUR ACCOUNT AND UPGRADE TO THE REQUIRED ACCESS.

Help

Please note


If your booked equipment requires a risk assessment (Film & TV), your booking will not be confirmed until this has been assessed and approved. Please note your booking may be cancelled without this process.  

Many of the items in this area require an induction before use. Your student ID card is required to use the facility.
The late return of equipment will incur a fine.
We only loan to Creative Arts staff and students (unless otherwise agreed in advance).

Equipment is bookable by students and staff, either individually, or in groups, at least 24 hours in advance of collection. All that is required to loan equipment is your UH ID card. Loans are made for a 24 hour period as standard (unless agreed otherwise by the technical team).

As a relatively limited amount of equipment has to service the whole school, it is essential that items are returned promptly and collected as requested. As a result, it has been agreed by the school that repeated missed bookings will result in a temporary ban from use of our facilities.

Please note that this policy is strictly enforced, so any delay due to unforeseen circumstances must be immediately reported to (and agreed with by) a technical staff member in order to avoid this fine (contact information can be obtained above).

Policies

LOAN STORE CODE OF PRACTICE 

· Everyone is accountable for their own safety and for the safety of others around them.

· If you see something dangerous report it to the supervising member of staff at once.

· Staff and students can only use equipment and processes after they have received relevant training.

· In the event of an accident call a first aider at once.

· All electrical items brought into the area must be PAT tested.

· Equipment must be signed out and returned at the agreed time.

· Do not remove materials or equipment from the Loan Store without authorisation.

· If in doubt ask an appropriate member of staff.

· Abusive behaviour toward technical staff will not be tolerated.

· Please report all breakages or faulty equipment to technical staff.

 

Students and staff must adhere to this Code of Practice.

 

Insurance against loss or damage is not covered by the University policy; you are responsible for the care and safety of loaned equipment, and may be held responsible for any damage and loss. When you tick our terms and conditions, you are indicating that you have read the terms and agreed to our policies. If booking a lot of expensive equipment, we would urge you to seek your own insurance for both transit and usage. We can help you with identifying replacement costs, should you require it for insurance purposes. Please note, you will need special permission from the Loans Team to take our equipment overseas and you will have to provide document evidence of insurance cover: example (Performance Film & Media Insurance).