Bates College - Digital Media Studios

Open hours

Equipment Exchange Open Hours

The DMS Loaner Pool is open by appointment-only during Summer Break.

If you have questions or need assistance, please email:  

Contact us

Digital Media Equipment Exchange (DMX)

Location: Pettigrew 115



Can't Add to Basket?

Some of our DMX gear requires advanced training. If you find an "add to basket" button grayed out, and would like to be able to borrow that item, please contact our staff using information provided above. 


Covid-19 Precautions

As per college policy, the DMS is a mask-optional facility. Members of our community may choose to wear a mask at any time for any reason, including and not limited to their own level of comfort, personal medical status, family medical status, or personal risk.

Please note, you may be asked to wear a mask if you are attending a class or workshop in DMS space(s).

Late Return Policy

The borrower is responsible for returning equipment on its due date during the Digital Media Exchange’s (DMX) regular business hours. Please keep in mind that the DMX serves the Bates community and all patrons depend on equipment being returned on time. Returning equipment late may prevent others from being able to complete projects or assignments.

Broken or damaged equipment

Equipment must be returned in the state and condition in which it was loaned. Reasonable wear and tear may occur. Please report any known issues immediately.

If staff determines equipment damage to be beyond reasonable wear and tear, your student account or department may be charged the repair or replacement value of the item.

Lost or stolen equipment

When you leave the office with loaned equipment, it has become your responsibility. If any equipment is lost or stolen, your student account or department may be charged the full replacement value.