Open hours

Tavistock Place Multimedia Lab

Equipment Resource Centre & Facility Open Times:

Open Daily

Monday - Thursday:

9:00 - 11:30 & 12:30-18:30 

Fridays:

9:00 - 11:30 & 12:30-16:30

 

Palace Court Equipment Store Open Times:

Monday - Thursday 08:30 - 12:00 & 13:00 - 16:30

Fridays -                  08:30 - 12:30 & 13:30 - 16:00

 

 See individual sites for Lab opening times.

  

Contact us

PCA main reception: 01752 203434
 

FAB Lab: fablab@pca.ac.uk

Fabric Lab: fabric-lab-staff@pca.ac.uk

Imprint Lab: imprint-lab-staff@pca.ac.uk

Materials Lab: materials-lab-technical-staff@pca.ac.uk

Multimedia Lab: erc@pca.ac.uk

Palace Court Equipment Store  predegree_erc@pca.ac.uk

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Welcome to Connect2, what’s changed? 

If you are a second or third year, you might be familiar with Connect 2 and you may have used it to book equipment from the ERC. The good news is, this has not changed. Additionally, you can now book open access areas, Workshop Wednesdays sessions, 1:1 and group sessions, Connect 2’s had an upgrade! 

Please log in using your user name and password set up at your IT induction. If you have any issues accessing Connect2, please contact a member of the IT help desk situated on the third floor next to the ERC. 

Alternatively, you can email ithelpdesk@pca.ac.uk

A few things to remember when using Connect2:

  • All bookings made through the ERC are deleted within one hour from the collection time if not collected
  • All inventories are viewable but some resources are subject to the level of study and inductions before access.
  • Bookings can be edited. This allows you to add missing items or change the dates of booking.
  • All Suspended accounts will be unable to access all Lab sites for one week. 
  • Bookings can be copied. If you have a comprehensive booking, either current or completed, you can use the
  • booking REF to find, view and copy all items within that basket in on click. 
  • All resources due for a return to the ERC is required to be returned by the time stated on the booking.
  • Please ensure that you are in the ERC queue no later than 15 minutes prior to the expiry time, in case you are not served before the return deadline has passed.

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Plymouth College of Art Loan Agreement
You are encouraged to make use of all equipment necessary for you to fulfil your creative needs. Please take care of any equipment you loan, ensuring that it is returned on time and in the same condition as when you collected it.


If you do not return the equipment on time by the agreed date, our system will automatically suspend you from borrowing and booking resources and facilities for a period of ONE WEEK. Persistent lateness may result in a longer suspension until the problem has been resolved with your programme leader or tutor.


Should any item become damaged whilst in your possession, you must report it to an ERC technician with an explanation of how it became damaged.  If the damage was the result of negligence or misuse, you will be expected to pay for the cost of repair or replacement, and you will be banned from using the store until the matter is satisfactorily resolved.


Lost or stolen items should be reported immediately to an ERC technician and (if stolen) to the police, where a crime reference number will be provided.


In the case of loss or theft, you may be required to pay for a replacement and you will be banned from the store until the matter is satisfactorily resolved. A number of companies offer low cost insurance to students to cover personal belongings and equipment borrowed from the College. Details are available on our website situated on the Student page.

In order to access equipment from the Equipment Resource Centre, you will be asked to TICK a box to state you agree with the terms and conditions of this booking before you will be able to continue.