Normal reservations for Media Center circulating equipment resources may be made via Patron Portal or in person at the Media Center. Reservations for equipment use beyond normal access may be made online as follows:

Media Center Special Requests

To acquire equipment from the MacLean, Columbus or Sharp Media Center for longer checkout times than the standard checkout length (see Access Rules & Guidelines), in larger quantities than normal (e.g., three video cameras) or more than three weeks in advance.

For instructors in need of circulating equipment for use in/by your class, during class time. Instructors can request for these reservations to repeat weekly or for special one time situations. The Media Center will prepare the equipment in advance to expedite the checkout process.

Media Center Special Requests must be submitted at least 5 days in advance of the requested reservation date.These requests can be made at using the Media Center Special Request checkout center.

Figure Model Requests

To request Figure Models to pose for your class during class time (instructors only).  To request a model, turn in a Figure Model Request Form at least 30 DAYS in advance.  For questions, contact Jessica Grau (Manager of the Sharp Media Center) at

These requests can be made at using the Figure Model Request form.

Exhibition Requests

To acquire audiovisual equipment for installation in SAIC gallery exhibitions. To obtain equipment from the Exhibitions Media Center for your show, complete an Exhibitions Request Form at least 10 days in advance of the installation date. Requests are made via the Exhibition Equipment Request form. You will be required to meet with an Instructional Resources representative to discuss your needs to ensure proper assignment and the most successful installation possible.

These requests can be made at