Appointments are currently suspended in accordance with the Province of Ontario emergency measures, starting Thursday, January 14th, 2021. Email us at we will fulfill it virtually if possible.

Visit the Library Collaboratory’s Virtual Drop-In Hours, Monday through Friday, to meet with Collaboratory Staff. Need help with your research or getting a project off the ground? Need some help with writing for scholarships and grant writing? Would you like to know more about how technology fits into your research? Thinking about developing a prototype as part of your research? We’re here to support you.

Accessing the Collaboratory during COVID-19:
The Province of Ontario has announced additional measures as part of its COVID-19 Response Framework under which they are requiring individuals living in Toronto to restrict trips outside of the home for essential reasons only, and to limit contact with individuals outside of your household.
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.
The Collaboratory is permitting limited and mediated access by appointment only, for faculty and graduate student members. This service is temporarily restricted until mid-February 2021. * This service is for members of the Library Collaboratory only.

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

March 2, 2021
March 3, 2021
  • Virtual Drop-in Hours

    March 3, 2021  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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  • Grant Writing for Graduate Students

    March 3, 2021  11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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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 Ryerson 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;