A/V Studio


Due to the impact of COVID-19, this space is not currently available to reserve. When this space becomes available we will post instructions and a link to place new reservation requests.

Questions? Contact the Studio at CFULIBAVStudio@gowustl.onmicrosoft.com.

The A/V Studio Pilot Program, located in John M. Olin Library Level A Room A05, offers a technology-enhanced space that creates an environment especially suited for audio and video recording and still camera work. The studio supports individual and group recordings. Onsite use of the A/V Studio is not available during the fall 2021 semester.

The studio includes a variety of technology such as:

  • Video cameras
  • Digital still cameras
  • Lighting
  • Tripods
  • Backdrops include green screen for chroma keying
  • A podcasting kit ensemble for recording 1-4 sources

The A/V Studio Pilot Program provides opportunities for Washington University faculty, students, and staff to leverage recording technology for achieving learning and research goals, creating course-related content, and other scholarly or instructional purposes.

Olin Library A/V Studio Usage Policy

The A/V Studio is reservable by Washington University students, faculty, and staff for audio and video recording activities directly related to research, learning, and instruction. The Studio is offered on a self-service basis and does not support post-production, equipment operation, and/or creative consulting services.

Reserving the Studio

  • When available, reservable hours are Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, with a maximum reservation duration of 2 hours.
  • Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance, not including weekends, using the Reservation Request Form. For example, a request for a 10 am Monday reservation must be submitted no later than 10 am on the Friday prior.
  • No food or drink is permitted in the space.

Using the Studio

  • The Studio is kept locked at all times. Users will need to check out a key at the Help Desk. This can be done a few minutes before the reservation start time.
  • This key will only be checked out to users with a reservation and valid Washington University ID. The key must be kept with the user and returned within 2 hours.
  • Failure to return the key by the required time will result in a $50.00 fine.

Studio Equipment

  • The reservation request form will prompt the user to specify equipment needs.
  • After a reservation is placed, equipment will be set up for recording sessions in advance. Last-minute changes to equipment needs cannot be accommodated. If changes are required, a new reservation must be requested.
  • Equipment must remain inside the Studio at all times and is not available for check-out.
  • Operating manuals for the equipment are available in the space and must be reviewed prior to operation.

User Responsibilities

  • Users must not engage in recording activity that falls outside the academic and professional pursuits of the University community.
  • Users must abide by copyright and other applicable laws when using the Studio.
  • Users of the Studio are solely responsible for the content they create.
  • Users are responsible for the security of the space and its associated equipment.
  • Users found to be in violation of any term stated in this policy may be banned from further use of the Studio.

User Feedback

We welcome feedback from past users. Thank you!