Tech Central is the first point of contact for members of the MassArt community with questions and requests for assistance with Technology resources. We provide equipment borrowing services, in-house technical support, and portfolio documentation facilities for all matriculated MassArt students, faculty, and staff (with a current MassArt ID).
What is Tech Central?
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Help line: 617-879-7888
Via e-mail: email@example.com
In person: Tower 303
Spring & Fall semester hours: 8:30am - 8:30pm M-F
Borrowers can borrow a maximum of 7 items per booking for a maximum loan period of three days. Equipment may be renewed up to 3 times, provided that the equipment is returned on time and it's not reserved. In order to renew equipment all gear needs to be present at the time of the renewal, no renewals over the phone.
Please note that after 8:30 pm on Monday May 13th we will no longer be checking out equipment to students. Equipment requests can be made for review boards only by filling out the End of the Year Request Form , and returning it to Tech Central. All requests must be authorized by a departemental faculty member.
Borrowers are financially liable for lost, stolen or damaged AVMS equipment. Borrower must pay for the replacement cost in addition to a $10.00 processing fee.
Equipment and portfolio documentation workstations reservations
To insure equipment availability, borrowers are required to make reservations one week in advance for both portfolio documentation and equipment needs. The center offers walk-in as well as telephone reservations. To make a telephone reservation please call 617-879-7160
Faculty members may arrange equipment delivery with their respective department assistants for the pick-up and return of equipment. Borrowers are responsible for picking-up requested equipment and for its timely return to AVMS.
Digital photography and high-resolution film/slide scanning workstations
The center will provide the facilities, equipment and necessary patron training to successfully document artwork. The borrower is responsible for supplying his/her own data storage device.
Late fee schedule
Items will be fined according to a tiered system based on the value of the item.
GREEN - $10.00/day
ORANGE - $5.00/day
YELLOW - $1.00/day
There are no exceptions for a late fine.
If you would like to dispute a fine due to serious illness, emergency or family matters contact the Manager of User Services, Andrew Fish, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-879-7884.