Welcome to the Library Collaboratory

The Library Collaboratory is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research space equipped with 3D printers, laser cutter, prototyping tools and more, for graduate students and faculty members, including sessional instructors. Our workshops are open to the whole of Toronto Metropolitan University. Access to the Library Collaboratory, staff expertise and technology resources are for members of the space only.

Membership is free. Learn more about membership here.

Accessing the Library Collaboratory:

The Library Collaboratory is open to faculty and graduate student members.

The Library Collaboratory is staffed Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Library Collaboratory is available to members whenever Library building is open, via card access.
If interested in a particular piece of technology, email collab@torontomu.ca to make an appointment for training or to book a window of time.

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 TMU 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

June 12, 2023
June 15, 2023
June 16, 2023
June 27, 2023
  • 3D Design for Prototyping with Fusion 360

    June 27, 2023  1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    The Library Collaboratory will be closed for a workshop.

    If you would like to register for this workshop, find more information here:

    See more details

Logo and Acknowledgment

All researchers and (and associated assistants) who access TMU 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;