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PCA main reception: 01752 203434

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Palace Court equipment Store

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ERC & Facility Summer Open Times:

Closed for a stock-take from 1/7/19 to 12/7/19

Open daily 9:00 - 10:00 Monday to Friday from the 15/7/19 until the 16/9/19

Palace Court Equipment Store Open Times:

Monday - Thurs  08.30 - 12:30. 13:30 - 16:30

Friday .                08.30 - 12.30. 13.30 - 16.00



 Welcome to Connect2 Loans System:

Plymouth College of Art's booking system "Connect2" gives complete access to the availability and accessibility of our extensive resources and facilities situated globally throughout the college. Here you will be able to book in advance, manage bookings and view all our inventory of resources housed.

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 in the library or alternatively email

Please remember that this Connect 2 process for booking resources is an addition to assist you in your studies and that you can still talk to the technical staff, in the required area of the resource, should you require further assistance.

 A few things to remember when using Connect2:

  • All bookings made trough the ERC are deleted within one hour from the collection time if not collected
  • All inventories are viewable but some resources are subject to level of study and inductions before access.
  • Bookings can be edited. This allows you to add missing items or change dates of a 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 resource due for 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.
  • Bookings can be renewed if available. If resources are available, find your Booking Ref you wish to extend and click renew. Please be aware you cannot renew a booking 1hr from the end of is loan and can only extend 24 hrs prior to its return.





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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.