IT Services

Audio/Video Equipment


Academic Technology Services circulates a wide variety of A/V equipment for academic use. 

Features and Benefits

Features and Benefits: 

See our list of circulating audiovisual equipment available for academic use. Other equipment may be available by request.



Equipment is restricted to the Amherst College community, and to 5-College students taking a class at Amherst College that requires use of equipment. Because of high demand, video cameras, audio recorders and related production equipment are restricted to course-related projects. Faculty approval must be obtained.

Call or email John Kunhardt or Peter Marvin with questions or for more details about the audiovisual equipment available. 

Getting Started

Getting Started: 


We do not accept walk-in, on-the-spot requests. Email John Kunhardt or Peter Marvin at least one business day in advance with the following information:

  • Course number, section, and instructor
  • Specific equipment needed and/or detailed description of project needs
  • Dates needed
  • Best times for pick up
  • Phone #
  • Names of other group member if applicable

Requests received after noon on Friday will not be processed until Monday. Plan ahead.

PRS clickers are the one exception to our no walk-in policy. Clickers can be picked up in Seeley Mudd 110 any time, Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm.

Faculty: Please arrange for delivery if you need equipment in your classroom.  


After receiving a confirmation e-mail requested equipment must be picked up in Seeley Mudd 110, Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm. You are responsible to tell us if you notice anything out of the ordinary before the equipment goes out.

Please allow for at least 20 minutes to check out equipment. 


Specific item loan periods are based on availability, type of use, and demand. Audio and video equipment is generally available for a 3-4 day period as follows:

Checkout MONDAY after 1pm, return THURSDAY before 12pm

Checkout THURSDAY after 1pm, return MONDAY before 12pm

If you’ve reserved the equipment for Monday, but don’t pick up until Wednesday, the gear is still due by noon on Thursday.

Additional Information

Additional Information: 

In a limited way we also support student organization requests. See our student organization equipment borrowing policies and procedures.


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