Accessing the Library Collaboratory:

The Library Collaboratory is open to faculty and graduate student members by request for research reappointments. The Library Collaboratory is an interdisciplinary research space equipped with 3D printers, laser cutter, prototyping tools and more. Learn more about Library Collaboratory membership.

The Library Collaboratory is currently open from Monday to Thursday, from 10am – 4:30pm. Card access is not available at this time; please knock on the door when you arrive. If you are a member, making a appointment in advance is no longer required.
Submit your request for mediated research appointment at least 2 days in advance.
If your request is better suited to a virtual meeting, we will advise you as such, and schedule one with you.

Masking is still in effect at the Library Collaboratory.


For Faculty

Individual faculty are free to explore the Collaboratory in whatever area they are interested in, whether to learn about new equipment or peruse their own research. Our goal is to lower the barrier for access to equipment for faculty. Fill out this form to verify faculty/instructor status and for requesting door access.

For Research Teams

Researchers who have a project team or would like dedicated space work can apply with a research project. Faculty whose research assistants need space to work or access to technology are welcome to register using this form, and will be contacted with progress.

How we can help

Through the Collaboratory, the library provides access to workspace and technology resources for Ryerson faculty, sessional instructors, staff, and graduate students.

Community + Workspace

Researchers and/or research teams get access to a multi-configurable work space for research meetings or physical fabrication, a quiet room for interviews, and more.

Consultants + Project Support

Collaboratory Consultants are available to assist and advise on project development. Our diverse skill set covers a variety of technologies and disciplines.

Technology Resources + Fabrication

Access 3D printers, laser cutters, digital embroidery machines and more. Consultants on staff can provide members with one-on-one tutorials for technology resources.

Upcoming Events

Nothing from February 7, 2023 to March 7, 2023.

Logo and Acknowledgment

All researchers and (and associated assistants) who access Ryerson Library Collaboratory resources (including consultation, workspace and training) in support are required to acknowledge this support by displaying the Toronto Metropolitan University Library logo.

  • in all advertising and promotional materials (e.g. posters, bulletins, flyers, print ads);
  • in books, periodicals and other literature;
  • on CDs, DVDs and other artistic materials;
  • in music, film and video credits;
  • on websites;