Open hours

  • Counter opening times 09:30 - 15:30

  • Monday to Friday

  • For collections and prearranged returns only

Bookings must be made 24hrs in advance.

Saturday-Sunday: Closed

All Bank Holidays & DMU Closure Days: Closed

Contact us

AV Loan Hub Equipment Store

  • Portland Building Room 00.27
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 116 2577460
  • General Enquiry Email:

Please note:

We cannot take bookings via telephone or email.



17/3/21 AV Loans Easter

The AV Loans service will close at 15:30 on the 1st April and re-open at 09:30 on the 7th April for the Easter bank holiday.

We remain open and available for collection and returns out of term time for standard loans of 3 days to allow everyone the chance to catch up with coursework should they wish to do so. If you feel there are exceptional circumstances that justify a longer loan, please contact the team using the form in the help section and someone will be in touch to discuss availability and assist with your booking.


8/3/21 Self service bookings (updated 14:30)

Normal service has now been restored and you are able to make self-service bookings, if you have any problems please contact for assistance.


 5/3/21 Return to Campus

From the 8/3/21 AV Loans will be opening again to students that are returning for face-to-face teachning during the opening hours above.

If you still have equipment on loan from the service, please keep it safe until we contact you to arrange a mutually convenient return date.


26/1/21 IT Equipment

AV Loans are unable to provide IT equipment to staff or students.

Please click here for support if due to a lack of equipment, you cannot  carry out your studies.

Staff should contact their line manager.


13/1/21 Service Update (Please read carefully)

The AV Loans service is open to support essential teaching and learning activities, please complete a request form so we can assess your needs and provide support to those who have essential requirements.

Please await confirmation before attending site.

You must follow government guidelines on travelling to and accessing the campus

Please note:In line with the new national lockdown and latest government guidance, a number of campus buildings have been closed until further notice.

Only those students who have face-to-face teaching for the specified subject areas in Health and Life Sciences (HLS) are permitted to access buildings where their classes take place.

 All other students therefore must not try and access any workshops or labs in any other circumstances.

Research students are permitted to access specialist labs and study spaces but only if it is deemed absolutely necessary to conduct their work.

Further information about buildings that remain open for students, according to the guidelines above, can be found here 



How do I…

  •  Request Equipment, click here

  •  Request an Extended Loan, click here