These resources will help you identify and acquire surplus equipment and furniture.

Contact VPF’s property manager

The MIT Equipment Exchange and Storage Warehouse contains surplus lab, computer, and office equipment/furniture. These items are free to DLCs that are transferring them back into use at MIT. If your DLC is interested in reusing equipment and furniture designated as surplus by another DLC, email Property Manager Michael McCarthy or call 617-253-2779.

Arrange for transportation and moving

If your DLC claims surplus equipment from the MIT Equipment Exchange and Storage Warehouse (WW15-197), you must arrange for transportation and moving. Located at 350 Brookline Street, Cambridge, the Exchange is open Tuesday through Thursday, 10 am-2 pm.

The Details

Contact VPF’s property manager

The MIT Equipment Exchange and Storage Warehouse contains surplus lab, computer, and office equipment/furniture. These items are free to DLCs that are transferring them back into use at MIT. If your DLC is interested in reusing equipment and furniture designated as surplus by another DLC, email Property Manager Michael McCarthy or call 617-253-2779.

Arrange for transportation and moving

If your DLC claims surplus equipment from the MIT Equipment Exchange and Storage Warehouse (WW15-197), you must arrange for transportation and moving. Located at 350 Brookline Street, Cambridge, the Exchange is open Tuesday through Thursday, 10 am-2 pm.

Did You Know?

The Property Office houses used furniture in a warehouse on campus and can help outfit an office for free, or for just the cost of moving it.
The Property Office administers a separate accounting program for equipment that is fabricated on campus.
Even if you have equipment donated to your lab or center, the Property Office must keep track of it in the Institute’s inventory system.
You can get a listing of all your DLC’s computers by emailing the VPF Property Office. In your message, list your DLC number or costs centers and specify how you want the report sorted—by location, person, account, equipment, or type.
You can access eProp—the Institute’s database of nearly 100,000 items—by contacting Richard Janus in the Property Office.
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