Bookings allow patrons to reserve equipment they know they will need for a future project in advance. Bookings are not hold requests, they cannot be used to reserve the next available item.
When do bookings fail?
While bookings reserve an item for you to use at a particular time, our equipment collection is only as reliable as those who borrow the equipment. Your item may not be available if the previous patron is overdue in returning it. It may not be available if it was previously returned incomplete or damaged. We make every effort to supply replacement equipment based on availability, but that cannot be guaranteed.
Though there are no guarantees in life, booking equipment in advance allows you to schedule equipment to be available when you need it to ensure that your projects are successful.
Booking equipment in advance is ideal for projects which lend themselves to precise scheduling, for example:
You can complete a booking request by downloading the "Equipment Booking Form" Word Document found below and emailing it to the Heilbrun Music and Media library.
How this 48-hour buffer works in real life:
If you come in on a Monday to inquire about placing a booking, because of the 48-hour buffer, the earliest available booking start time is for Thursday at 9am: