Our students and faculty perform professional work, and we want to help them become masters at their craft. The Equipment Distribution Center (EDC) loans professional equipment to students and faculty to fulfill class assignments. The EDC manages all Visual & Media Arts and Journalism equipment, with professional staff and student employees available to provide operational and technical support.

The EDC is located at 19 Avery Street, near the Media Arts Gallery at Emerson Contemporary. Our direct number is 617-824-8815 and our e-mail address is edc_staff [at] emerson.edu.

EDC Contact and Hours


Address: 19 Avery St, Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-824-8815
Email: EDC_Staff [at] emerson.edu

Hours of Operation

Monday & Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Returns Only)
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday & Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Pickups Only)

Webcheckout PatronPortal

A select offering of courses permits students to create their own equipment reservations online via our self-service “PatronPortal” system

Policies and Forms

All students utilizing EDC equipment and facilities must abide by all Emerson College, MTP, and VMA/Journalism policies. Additionally, all patrons are required to provide permits and safety forms during checkout.

If you are a student looking for the EDC Parking Request Form, to access you must log into Google with your Emerson credentials.

COVID-19 Changes

The EDC is committed to the safety of all students, faculty, and staff—we are indeed One Emerson. Please take a moment to review our updated procedures for COVID-19.