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Equipment depots

CDA depots support Fine Arts curriculum by providing short-term access to a variety of equipment such as cameras and accessories. Make reservations using the online Patron Portal.



Access is limited to:

  • Faculty teaching in the current term
  • Undergraduate students taking a Fine Arts course in the current term
  • Current Fine Arts Graduate students
  • Members of Milieux Institute
  • Faculty of Fine Arts employees

Checkouts and reservations

  • Checkouts are made in person at EV depot in Room EV-5.770 (presentation of your ID card is mandatory).
  • Reservations are made online using the Patron Portal.
  • Undergraduate users can have bookings up to 7 days; there is no possibility of renewal
  • Graduate users can have bookings up to 14 days; reservations can be renewed once if all items remain available
  • There should be a minimum of 7 days between bookings to allow access for other users
  • Pick up and return of 5 items or more should be scheduled between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Disclaimer: by checking out items from CDA you understand and agree to the terms and conditions of lending. Any loss or damage of the equipment and/or its parts and components is your responsibility all through the lending period (from the moment you pick up the equipment until you return it). 

Late fees

  • Equipment under $1,000 = $2.50/hour or $25 day/overnight.
  • Equipment over $1,000 = $5/hour or $50 day/overnight.
  • Laptops and Data Projectors - $5/hour or $300 day/overnight.

Simple rules

  1. You must be enrolled in a Fine Arts class to borrow equipment.
  2. Reservations can be made in advance.
  3. Reservations are made online using the Patron Portal.
  4. You are fully responsible for the equipment you borrow (replacement upon loss or damage of the whole or part)
  5. Check the equipment tag and contents before you leave the depot.
  6. Return the equipment on time. Penalty fees will be applied if you are late.
  7. Be nice to the gear.

Location & contact

MB depot

1450 Guy St., Room MB-8.325
514-848-2424, ext. 4719

EV depot

1515 Ste-Catherine St. W., Room EV-5.770
514-848-2424, ext. 3438

Hours of operation

Fine Arts Equipment Depot (EV-5.770)

Available for Equipment pick ups and returns (by appointment): 

Guidelines for Reserving Video Cameras

The CDA equipment depot has various models of video cameras as well as still cameras that can record video. Here are some general guidelines to help you choose the best video camera possible with the most appropriate audio recording option.

EV depot video camera guidelines 2022

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General queries:

To reach a particular individual, please consult the Concordia directory.

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