Open hours

July/August 2019 Open Hours 

Digital Media Exchange (DMX)

is open by appointment only through mid-August. If you need equipment, please contact us at


Studio facilities: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 

Contact us

Digital Media Exchange (DMX)

Phone: 207-786-8341

Location: 115 Pettigrew


You can make a DMX pick-up appointment by booking equipment through the web and choosing an available pickup time.


The Digital Media Exchange will reopen for AY 19-20 on August 26th. Faculty and staff who need equipment before the 26th: please contact us at to schedule a pickup.


Can't Add to Basket?

Some of our DMX gear requires advanced training. If you find an "add to basket" button grayed out, please contact our staff to arrange for training.


Late Return Policy

The borrower is responsible for returning equipment on its due date during the Digital Media Exchange’s (DMX) regular business hours (currently 11am to 3pm, Tuesday-Thursday). Failure to return equipment promptly during regular business hours will result in the suspension of the borrower’s account and borrowing privileges until the outstanding loan is returned.

  • If the equipment is over 72 hours late, your Bates account will be charged the replacement cost of the equipment plus a billing fee of $75 which is not refundable.
  • Frequent late returners may have their equipment privileges revoked.

These fees and fines exist to ensure the campus community has fair and equal access to the equipment. Please communicate with us anytime your equipment is going to be late. Good communication and follow through can help mitigate your fees and fines.

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.