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:
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.

Starting Monday, August 10 the Collaboratory will be permitting limited and mediated access by appointment, for faculty and graduate student members. Appointments will be open for up to 2 hours on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10AM – 1PM.

Please submit your appointment requests at least 2 days in advance.

To request an appointment, fill out the Library Collaboratory Research Appointment Request form. Your appointment will be confirmed by e-mail, and you will also receive information for planning your visit to the Collaboratory. 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

August 12, 2020
  • Collaboratory Virtual Drop-In Hours

    August 12, 2020  10:30 am - 12:30 pm

    This week's Wednesday drop-in hours have been cancelled until next week. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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  • Introduction to 3D Design for 3D Prototyping

    August 12, 2020  11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Follow the link to learn more about this workshop and to register.

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August 13, 2020
  • Collaboratory Virtual Drop-In Hours

    August 13, 2020  9:00 am - 11:00 am

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August 14, 2020
  • Collaboratory Virtual Drop-In Hours

    August 14, 2020  10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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August 17, 2020
  • Collaboratory Virtual Drop-In Hours

    August 17, 2020  10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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August 18, 2020
  • Accelerated MRP Drop-In Hours

    August 18, 2020  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    This week's Accelerated MRP Drop-In Hours have been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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  • Collaboratory Virtual Drop-In Hours

    August 18, 2020  1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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  • Build Your Own Creative Portfolio with WordPress

    August 18, 2020  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    To learn more and to register, follow the link.

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August 19, 2020
  • Collaboratory Virtual Drop-In Hours

    August 19, 2020  10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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  • Wikipedia Tutorial Drop-In Hours

    August 19, 2020  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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August 20, 2020
  • Collaboratory Virtual Drop-In Hours

    August 20, 2020  9:00 am - 11:00 am

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August 21, 2020
  • Collaboratory Virtual Drop-In Hours

    August 21, 2020  10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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August 26, 2020
  • Wikipedia Tutorial Drop-In Hours

    August 26, 2020  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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August 27, 2020
  • Virtual Board Gaming: Paperback Edition!

    August 27, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    The game is Paperback. For more details and registration information, follow the link.
    This is open to the Ryerson community. No experience required.

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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;