Accessing the Library 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. The Collaboratory is permitting limited and mediated access by appointment only, for faculty and graduate student members.
* This service is for members of the Library Collaboratory only.

NB: Prior to coming to campus and the Library, the Ryerson Health Screening, available on the RyersonSafe app, must be completed the day of visiting. Confirmation of an approved health status is required upon entering the Library.

The Library Collaboratory is permitting limited and mediated access by appointment only, for faculty and graduate student members. Appointment lengths may not exceed 2 hours. Submit your request for mediated research appointment at least 2 days in advance. Appointments are available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, from 10a.m. – 1 p.m. 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.

University Library Researcher-in-Residence Opportunity

The University Library Researcher-in-Residence (LRiR) Pilot Program is a one year program designed to foster, enhance and expand the existing culture of collaborative cross-disciplinary research currently active within the University Library and connect it across the broader University research community. This pilot program is open to early career tenure-track faculty researchers (early career RFA faculty researchers who are in a tenure-track).
More information and to apply:
Application date: July 30, 2021, 4:00 p.m.


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 3, 2021
August 4, 2021
August 5, 2021
  • Virtual Office Hours

    August 5, 2021  10:30 am - 11:30 am

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  • 3D Design for Prototyping with Fusion 360, Part 1

    August 5, 2021  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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August 9, 2021
August 10, 2021
August 11, 2021
August 12, 2021
  • Virtual Office Hours

    August 12, 2021  10:30 am - 11:30 am

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  • 3D Design for Prototyping with Fusion 360, Part 2

    August 12, 2021  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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August 13, 2021
August 16, 2021
August 17, 2021
August 18, 2021
August 19, 2021
August 20, 2021
  • Collaboratory closed

    August 16, 2021 - August 20, 2021  

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  • Audio AI Tools for MP3 or WAV

    August 20, 2021  11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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August 23, 2021

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;