Accessing the Library Collaboratory during COVID-19:

The Library Collaboratory is open to faculty and graduate student members by request for research reappointments. The 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 permitting limited and mediated access by appointment, for faculty and graduate student members.
Appointments are available from Monday to Friday, 10AM – 4PM. Appointment lengths may not exceed 2 hours.
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.

To request an appointment, start here. Your appointment will be confirmed via email within 2 business days. This email will also include important information for planning your visit to the Library Collaboratory. Research appointments are designed to meet the needs of researchers who require access to specific equipment, collections, software or space, and for whom this need cannot be met through online resources and services. If a request is made, which the Library can meet through virtual services, researchers will be directed appropriately. Research appointments are for members of the Library Collaboratory only.


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

August 19, 2022
  • Virtual Office Hour (Drop-in): Alexa Vachon

    August 19, 2022  10:30 am - 11:30 am

    See more details

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;