The A.V. Closet is a Springboard for the Arts service that allows artists to borrow cameras, lighting equipment, projectors and other audio-visual equipment.

Equipment can be borrowed for one week (six overnights from Friday to the following Friday) at no charge, for one rental period per month. You can check out up to six items per rental period. If you need to check out more than six items, contact us to make special arrangements. There is an annual fee of $20. It's also available as a free service to registered members of the Incubator and ReadyGo programs.

How it works

Public memberships in the AV Closet require a 10-minute phone call or in-person meeting at the time of pickup with Springboard staff, and an annual fee of $20 to be paid before equipment can be borrowed. When you create your account, you will be prompted to pay a membership fee. 

Your membership for the AV Closet program will be approved within one business day (and probably a lot sooner). When this happens, you'll receive a second confirmation email. Once you've received that, you'll be ready to make reservations and check out equipment.


  • Equipment checked out Friday is due back the following Friday.
  • Some items (the Dale and East Side projectors, for example) can be reserved for longer than a week for a small fee.

Instructions for new users

Click “Create Account” on the righthand top of the page. Fill out the form there, choosing a username and password. Leave the ID number blank, and you'll be automatically assigned one.

IMPORTANT! This will take you to the Account page. Make sure the information is correct, and then in the organization field, write Public. If you're in the Incubator or ReadyGo programs, enter the name of the relevant program instead. Then hit the green save button. If you're a public user, you will be prompted to pay a membership fee. 

You’ll then receive two email confirmations: one to let you know your membership request has been processed, and a second to let you know it’s been approved, and then to schedule your orientation and make payment arrangements. Equipment rentals will be approved for lending on a first come, first serve basis.