Opening hours

Summer Opening Hours: 

Monday to Friday - 09:30 to 15:30

Saturday-Sunday: Closed

All Bank Holidays & DMU Closure Days: Closed

Bookings must be made at least 1hr in advance.

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AV Loans Hub

Please note:

We cannot take bookings via telephone or email.



22/6/22 AV Loans is Moving! 📦🚛🏦

During the summer the AV Loans service will be moving from Portland basement to The Greenhouse.

Plans are underway to start refurbishment works before the move.

We will need to be closed move during the move, dates will be announced as plans progress. During this time it will not be possible to make bookings or return items.

As you can appreciate there is a lot of work to do but we are excited to welcome you back fully operational for the start of the next academic term.

If you need to get in touch during the closure please contact the who will pass on your message to the team. We appreciate your support and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please check back here for any updates.


1/6/22 Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend 👑

We will be closed from 16:30 on 1/6/22 until 08:45 on the 6/6/22. Please note there will be no response to your calls or emails during this time. May we wish you a pleasant break.


20/4/22 New forms in the help section 📝

We have improved the forms used to request Extended Loans and Additional Equipment Access. They now make use of Microsoft Teams to send a request for approval directly to your tutor or line manager.

If you have any feedback or queries please contact us.


06/4/22 Easter Opening Hours 🌺

During the period 11/4/22 - 29/4/22 we will be operating reduced opening hours of weekdays 09:30-15:30.


18/3/22 Easter Bookings 🐰

You can make bookings from 21/3/22 for collection between 28th and 8th April. Please note the loan duration is set to allow for 36 days to cover the Easter break.

All items are subject to availability on a first come first served basis nothing is guaranteed or can be reserved, so planning is strongly encouraged.

To be fair to those that require equipment over the break please make all other bookings for the standard 3 days.

Equipment can be returned during opening hours before your booking ends, please see our website for opening hours during this period.


04/3/22 Share your views about AV Loans 🤗

If you have any feedback about your experience with AV Loans, we would love to hear it. Please click here to share it with us.

The link will also remain in the 'Contact us' section.



How do I request…

  • 📷 Equipment, click here

  • 📅 An Extended Loan, click here

  • 🎙️ Additional Equipment Access, click here