Regular semester hours

Regular semester hours start Wednesday, August 23 and run through May 3, 2024: M-Th 8am-10:30pm, F 8am-7pm, Sat. 10-2

BFA equipment requests

BFA equipment requests begin March 18th. At this time BFA candidates will be able to reserve equipment for BFA week. All equipment requests are subject to review and approval. Check the BFA Exhibition Information page for more details about space requests, etc. Questions? Contact the Equipment Checkout or stop by the Checkout desk to discuss your needs. 

Please make your reservations within the following parameters: PICKUP: May 4 or 5, between 8-4, RETURN: May 13 or 14 between 8-4. Reservations not adhering to this timeline will be changed or cancelled. Failure to follow this procedure may result in equipment not being available. EARLY RETURNS ARE NOT PERMITTED! Deinstallation must occur on Monday or Tuesday 5/13 or 5/14. 

It is your responsibility to test all equipment BEFORE BFA week. We recommend that you borrow equipment ahead of time to test out and confirm that it will serve your needs.

Important Dates:
March 18: Technology request period opens
April 19: All technology requests completed and confirmed
April 29: – May 3: test all video files to be screened in PBL or Screening room 321
May 4 & May 5: 8am-4pm (Saturday & Sunday) Technology pickup
May 13 & May 14: 8am-4pm (Monday & Tuesday) Technology Return

Patron Portal

Click here to reserve equipment. You will need your CIA log-in credentials to access the Patron Portal. If you have trouble logging in, please contact for assistance. Most equipment is available for up to 48 hours unless otherwise noted. Users may renew loans for up to three additional days online through the Patron Portal (subject to availability). If equipment is not renewable, you must be prepared to return it to the Equipment Checkout at or before the designated time. Renewals must be made BEFORE the time due; overdue items are NOT renewable. You will have to return the item and pay the late fee before reserving a new item.

All users agree to Equipment Checkout Policies, and are liable for all equipment while in their possession. A minimum fine of $2.00 per day per item will be assessed for all late returns, plus .50 per hour per item after the first four hours per business day. By using the CIA Equipment Checkout, you are agreeing to all terms and conditions
Please be considerate--other students are relying on reserved equipment to complete their assignments. Your late return impacts everyone else who utilizes the same equipment from Checkout!

Have questions about using the Patron Portal? Here's a step by step tutorial.

CHECK YOUR EMAIL: All users will receive automatically generated updates and reservation confirmations, please check your spam folder if you do not see them, and add to your list of trusted contacts.

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Instructors and staff

If you need to schedule bulk, repeating, or extended reservations, please contact to check on availability and set up your reservation. Resources are available on a first come/first serve basis, so please anticipate and help us plan for your requests. For all other daily requests, please use the Patron Portal.

End of Semester

Any missing equipment and unpaid fines at the end of the semester will result in a hold on your student account, final grades, and diploma. Please check your email and your Webcheckout account for any notifications.

Equipment Checkout Mission

The Equipment Checkout provides the CIA community with technology resources for loan on both the individual and institutional level. Through our reservation and loan system, Equipment Checkout serves students and staff by making specialized technology available for use in daily assignments and instruction. 

The Equipment Checkout is a reservation-based service, which means that we may not always be able to fulfill your requests if you walk up without a reservation, and late returns may affect other users who have reservations for the same equipment.

Quarantine Information

If you have been quarantined, please contact us or call 216-421-7944 to make arrangements to extend or return your equipment. Certain items may be available to keep longer if necessary.