MRC Audiovisual Equipment

 

Terms of use and borrowing rules

Spring 2021, audiovisual equipment are available for check out to current UC students, faculty, and staff on a first-come first-served basis by appointment only.

  • Alumni, emeriti, retirees, visitors, volunteers,  and community users are not eligible to borrow MRC equipment.
  • Equipment circulation: Select MRC items including audiovisual equipment, media, laptops, and iPads may be requested and picked up at the MRC.

  • Materials and equipment checked out from the Multimedia Resources Center (MRC) must be returned to the MRC Desk during normal business hours.
  • No equipment checkouts permitted 15 minutes to closing. There are no grace periods for MRC audiovisual and computing equipment.
  • Equipment is not available for check out for inventory purpose during the following periods:
    • Last day of Fall finals through the 1st day of Winter quarter.
    • Last day of Spring finals through the following week.

Required to checkout:

A valid UCI Photo ID is required to check out MRC audiovisual equipment. You may be asked to present a valid Official Photo ID (California Driver’s License, Passport, US Military ID, etc.) if the photo on your UCI Photo ID has worn off.

 

A/V Equipment and Lending Rules
Item Types

Borrowers With Valid UCI ID

Loan Period Renewals MRC Use Only

Canon EOS 80D DSLR

Canon EOS 80D DSLR

UC students, faculty and staff 7 days No No

Canon EOS 60D DSLR

Canon EOS 60D DSLR

UC students, faculty and staff 7 days No No

Canon XC-15 4K Camcorder

Canon XC-15

UC students, faculty and staff 7 days No No

Canon Vixia HF R72

Canon Vixia HF R72

 

UC students, faculty and staff 7 days No No

LUMIX GH5 4K Mirrorless

LUMIX GH5 4K Mirrorless

UC students, faculty and staff 7 days No No

GoPro Hero 4 Black

GoPro Hero 4 Black

UC students, faculty and staff 7 days No No

Overdue Fines on USB/Firewire/PS3 HDMI Cables, USB Flash Drives/Readers, PS3™ system and Audiovisual Equipment:

  • $2 per hour 

MRC Overdues, Loan Fines, Replacements, and Repair Charges

  • MRC borrowing privileges will be suspended until overdue items are returned and fines and/or bills are paid in full. 
  • An item is overdue if it is returned to the MRC  Desk after the time and date it is due. Strict fines are levied to ensure timely return of audiovisual and computing equipment so that others may use them.
  • There are no grace periods for MRC audiovisual and computing equipment.
  • A $2 per hour (or any portion of that hour) fine per item will be charged on overdue equipment.
  • Example: A $6 fine will be charged for a video camera returned at 2:01 p.m. that was due at noon that day.
  • The maximum total fine for an overdue item is $50.
  • You will be billed for the cost of the item plus processing charges if the item is lost or never returned.
  • Unpaid fines may accumulate additional late fees and result in the suspension of UCI Libraries privileges.
  • MRC borrowing privileges will be suspended until fines and/or bills are paid in full. All borrowers are subject to the assessment of overdue fines for MRC audiovisual and computing equipment. If a borrower plans to be away from the campus for an extended period of time, he/she needs to make the necessary arrangements to receive overdue notices or return materials.
  • Borrowers are responsible for the cost of repair or replacement of media and equipment lost or damaged while on loan from the MRC. Charges for lost or damaged media or equipment will include a minimum $175 replacement cost plus a $10 non-refundable processing fee and any overdue fines accrued to the borrowers account. Charges for lost or damaged equipment will include a $10 non-refundable processing fee, late fines and fees if applicable,  plus repair or replacement costs up to $10,000 per item.
  • Fines, if applicable, and replacement or repair charges will be turned over to Campus Billing and may, if not paid promptly, result in withholding of transcripts, permission to register for classes (UC students), and risk of the bill being sent to a collection agency.

Additional Charges

Additional late charges are assessed and added to unpaid invoices by the UC Irvine Financial Services Office. Those charges are $5 after 30 days, $15 after 60 days and $45 after 90 days.

Billing contact for Multimedia Resources Center:

Multimedia Resources Center Manager - (949) 824-7072 - libmrc@uci.edu