Open hours

Term Time Opening Hours (from 21st September)

Monday to Friday

9am - 10pm


9am - 5pm

We are open Monday to Friday from 8.30am - 9.00am for equipment returns only.

No equipment bookings can be made after 7pm Monday to Friday or for pick up on Saturdays (equipment booked on Fridays automatically default to return on Mondays).

For details on changes made for this academic year please refer to the Announcements section below.  Information will also be sent out via email and on our Facebook group.



Contact us

Photography Stores

For help with using Connect2 please visit the YouTube link below where you will find instructional videos on how to make a booking and much more.

The link for Falmouth Stores is in the Useful Links Section on this page on the right.  There is a help section available on Falmouth Stores to guide you through its use.

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Useful links

Falmouth Stores Booking System

This is the system you will have to use to book studios, darkroom enlarger space and machine film processing space, as well as some computer use in the Hub area.

The PhotoLab

For all your digital photography printing needs.

The IoP Technical Resource Learning Space

This includes a massive amount of useful information including information on filling out our risk assessment forms (and the form to fill out) and signing up for inductions.

Student ID Card Replacement

You can replace your card by ordering from the Falmouth University Online Store.


We now have a IoP Video Channel with lots of informative videos for you to view.  New and returning students please ensure you have watched the Using The Photography Stores and the IoP Covid Secure videos which include information on some of the changes we have had to make over the last few months.  There is also an IoP Welcome Video 2020 for new students to find out more about our technical resources.

Due to the circumstances of the last few months we have had to make a few changes.  Firstly you will have noticed the change to our opening hours, which has been implemented University wide.  When you arrive here in the IoP you will also notice our Photography Stores are now split over three separate locations (equipment pick up, equipment return and facilities).  Please follow the signs for these areas.  All Facility bookings can only now be booked 7 days in advance and some of these have to be booked via a separate system.  Please see the details on this below.

What’s changed with bookings?

From 21st September, you will need to use your new Falmouth Stores account to find and book technical spaces.    
Some of these were ‘walk up and use’ spaces last year. In order to allow you all to access the spaces fairly with our reduced capacities this year, you will need to book your time in advance.   
At the Institute of Photography (IoP), this is for all bookings Monday to Friday 8.30 am – 10pm, and for Saturday bookings 9am – 5pm.  
Which spaces does this include?  

At IoP, this includes:  
The Machine Process Room 
The Darkrooms 
Photo Studios in Peter Lanyon and on Kernick Industrial Estate 

The Digi Suite and the Macs / PCs in the Hub (although you don't have to collect bookings from the Stores)
Where do I book? 

Please click here to sign in to your account with your University login details. Select the Bookable Rooms store from the header. Use the Scheduling Chart to see when spaces are free; and use Find Space to browse and book.  You can book a space up to 7 days in advance.  You can also access the booking system via the student app.  
What about equipment bookings?  

Equipment bookings still need to be made in connect2, along with scanners and microscopes. Please make sure you have booked your space first in Falmouth Stores, then book your equipment in connect2.