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The A.V. Closet is a Springboard for the Arts service that allows artists to borrow cameras, lighting equipment, projectors and other audio-visual equipment.

Equipment can be borrowed for one week (six overnights from Friday to the following Friday) at no charge, for one rental period per month. Equipment is picked up at Springboard for the Arts' St. Paul offices at 262 University Avenue W., from 12:00pm to 4:30pm on Fridays. You can check out up to six related items per rental period. If you need to check out more than six items, contact us to make special arrangements. There is an annual fee of $20. It's also available as a free service to registered members of the Incubator and ReadyGo programs.

The A.V. Closet has DSLR cameras, light kits, video projectors and screen, tripods, digital recorders and more.

How it works

Public memberships in the AV Closet require a 10-minute orientation, in-person or via phone, with Springboard staff, as well as an annual fee of $20 to be paid before equipment can be borrowed. Payments can be made via credit or debit card after you've created your account.

Some items, listed under the "fee-based rentals" category, may have a small weekly fee associated with them for longer-term check-outs.

Can't find it here?

Try another Minnesota-based equipment library:

FilmNorth Equipment Rental: FilmNorth offers rentals on video and audio equipment to members.

Minnesota Tool Library: MTL is a growing community of DIY'ers, makers, and craftspeople who support each other to share skills and knowledge. Members can check out any of over 5,000 tools forĀ a 7-day period at locations in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

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Springboard Staff

Artist Resources Director
A.V. Closet

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