Cameras & Equipment




UPDATED! The SMC equipment lending service is available! Students will be able to check out SMC equipment by filling out the SMC online request form. Please note the SMC relocated to the new space on the 3rd floor of the renovated Library Building, Room 3202. Students can pick up SMC equipment at the new location in the Library Building. You may see more equipment instructions on this page. 

SMC equipment services are available only when the NSC campus/SMC is open or provides curbside pickup services. Virtual media production assistance is still available during remote hours.

SMC has media equipment available for currently enrolled North students to check out for their class assignments and college activities, such as cameras, lenses, camcorders, tripods, laser pointers, drawing tablets, and more at no cost. Students need to make a request through an online form in advance. Please refer to the links below for more details.

SMC equipment hours

Please note if students need to borrow or return Chromebooks, hotspots, headphones, or program-specific equipment, please visit the Library or contact the Library Circulation department at         

If you are faculty/staff and need to check out AV equipment, please visit the TLC equipment page.         


SMC equipment service is not available during this time due to suspended in-person services. SMC team is looking forward to resuming this service as soon as we can. 

For questions, please contact SMC staff at


SMC camera and microphone


SMC equipment catalog

Equipment lending contract         

SMC camera and microphone


How to Borrow:

  • Fill out the SMC request form. In order to keep more equipment available to students, each student may check out two (2) equipment kits/sets in different categories at a time. The last day to borrow equipment is the Thursday before the final week of each quarter.
  • Read, fill out (include your signature), and submit the SMC equipment lending contract online
  • Proof of class enrollment and/or instructor's permission may be required
  • Wait for confirmation from SMC staff via email if equipment is ready for pick up. Please allow time to process your request and prepare equipment. The process may take up to 3 business days after you have completed your request including contract submission. Please note SMC's business days are Monday - Thursday.
  • All students who come on campus need to follow campus safety and entry procedures
  • Pick up equipment at the SMC on the 3rd floor of the Library Building, Room 3202. Please check the SMC's in-person hours before picking up. Please present your photo ID. Students will be asked to check all items in the kit/bag with the equipment checklist. We will hold the equipment for five business days before releasing it to another student.
  • During the loan period, students may be asked to report equipment status periodically via email. Please ensure to keep your contact information current and respond to SMC staff. Learn more about the SMC lending policy.

Do you need to renew SMC equipment from home? Please call and leave a message or email usduring March 16 - 25


ATTENTION: All items that students borrowed must be returned by the due date. If you cannot make it by the due date, please contact SMC staff as early as possible and before the due date. It is the students' responsibility to keep contact information current and respond to SMC staff.

Failure to respond and/or late return may result in equipment lost status and replacement fees. All overdue items will be placed on the student's records. The students' library accounts may be blocked. The replacement fees may be sent to collections. The North Seattle College or its authorized representative may also file a student conduct complaint against any students with lost items and replacement fees.

How to Return:

  • Return equipment in person to the SMC on the 3rd floor of the Library Building, Room 3202. Students may be asked to show all items in the equipment kit.
  • Please be sure to return all of the cables, bags, and accessories that came with the equipment you checked out. The equipment will not be officially checked in until all pieces are present. 
  • All students who come on campus need to follow campus safety and entry procedures
  • Please allow time to process your returned items. The items may stay in students' records until SMC staff officially checks the equipment in and when it is confirmed to be complete and functional. Students will not be charged any overdue fines during this process. A returned confirmation may be requested.

For late equipment returns, please make an appointment with SMC staff to return the items during open hours as soon as possible. All overdue items and fines will stay on the student’s records during the SMC closure, and until the late items and all components are returned in good condition.

Note: The SMC is closed on Friday-Sunday. All SMC services are also closed during quarter breaks; SMC staff cannot receive equipment returns during this time.

Learn more about the SMC return policy.

Note: For late returns during quarter breaks, please check the Library hours and contact the Circulation staff at All overdue items and fines will stay on the student’s records during the break closure. SMC staff will check the late items in when we return after the quarter break. Learn more about the SMC return policy.

All media items at the SMC are for academic use by North Seattle College students.

    •    SMC Media Equipment

    •     Digital cameras both DSLR and Point-and-Shoot
    •     Camcorders
    •     External lenses for Nikon and Canon
    •     Camera flash kits
    •     Camera tripods
    •     Cell phone tripod adapters
    •     Desktop microphones
    •     Headsets
    •     Webcams
    •     Lighting kit
    •     Green Screen
    •     Laser pointers
    •     Card readers

Note: Some equipment owned by the Art Department and reserved for specific art classes.         


SMC drawing tablet

  • Graphic Drawing tablets
  • Sony ZV-E10 Mirrorless camera
  • Canon EOS Rebel T8i camera
  • Dell Mobile projector M318WL
  • Backdrop stands
  • Laser pointers

Students can make a request through the SMC online request form.     
See more details of the new items from the SMC equipment catalog.



Media equipment items have a 7-day checkout period unless otherwise specified. Kits must be returned in complete condition. The media equipment lending contract needs to be completed prior to checking out materials.

Learn more about SMC lending policy          

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