Equipment Centers

DePaul Equipment Centers'     
DePaul Equipment Centers'     
DePaul Equipment Centers'     
DePaul Equipment Centers'     
DePaul Equipment Centers'     
DePaul Equipment Centers

CDM has a large inventory of cinema and media production equipment housed in three locations. The Loop Equipment Center houses most of our camera and audio stock, as well as portable lighting kits and small grip equipment. DePaul Cinespace Studios is home to our Advanced Camera Check Out, commonly known as the Camera Vault, and to a large inventory of stage lighting, rigging, and grip equipment. 

For the most current list of available gear, and to make an equipment reservation online, please use the Patron Portal.
Patron Portal: Online Equipment Reservations

The Loop Equipment Center

The Loop Equipment Center, also known as “The Cage”, is located in the Lower Level of the Daley Building and home to a large array of production equipment available to students including digital camcorders, DSLR’s, camera lenses and accessories, field audio equipment, portable lighting, and light grip gear. The staff can help students with equipment rental scheduling questions.


Monday through Friday: 10:00am to 6:00pm


phone: 312.362.5733
address: 14 E. Jackson Ave, Daley LL106

The Camera Vault (Advanced Camera & Sound Equipment)

The Camera Vault is the checkout facility for all high-end camera equipment in the School of Cinematic Arts. Camera Vault staff is available to answer your questions about all things regarding cameras and to help with reserving equipment. SCA has an extensive inventory of industry-standard camera equipment. Each advanced camera has a certification exam. Arri, RED, Sony, Cannon, Ziess, and Cooke are just some of the names seen on our shelves.

Camera Vault Hours

Monday through Thursday: 9am to 6pm
Friday: 9am to 8pm
Saturday: 9am to 6pm



The Shack

The Shack is where students pick up their grip and electric equipment packages to light and set up their stage.

Shack Hours

Monday through Friday: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday: 9am to 7:30pm

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