Access & booking

The UTSC Library Makerspace is available to UTSC staff, faculty, and students. To gain access to the Makerspace and its equipment, an Introductory Orientation session on the features of the space must first be attended. Once certified, access is granted via a TCard during the hours the Makerspace is open.

Equipment does not have be booked to be inside of othe Makerspace; however, please note that the space is not a group or individual study space - it is intended for collaborative work relating to what the room has to offer.

Makerspace Introductory Orientations take place inside of the library, in AC-286A - the Library Instruction Lab. Sign up for the sessions via the UTSC Intranet:

1) Log into the Intranet with a UTORid and password
2) From the Home page, under ‘Sign up | RSVP Events’ use the search box to type “Makerspace”
3) Choose the desired orientation date and time, and click on it
4) Click on the green "Sign Up" button to reserve a spot

24 hours after a Makerspace Introductory Orientation has been completed, users will be able to book Makerspace equipment online via the UTSC Intranet:

1) Log into the Intranet with a UTORid and password
2) From the Home page, under Quick Links select "Makerspace Resources"
3) Click on "book" under the desired equipment, during the desired timeslot

Should a booking need to be cancelled, please log into the Intranet and delete it.

The equipment in the Makerspace is booked individually, and multiple items are allowed to be booked at one time (for example, the workstation as well as an Arduino kit), with the exception of the 3D printers; access to only one 3D printer at a time is permitted. Bookings are a maximum of 3 hours per day per booking, with the exception of the Arduino / Raspberry Pi kits, which can be booked for up to 1 day.

Bookings are held for 15 minutes; afterwhich, are declared a "no-show" and will be deleted to allow other students access to the equipment. If running late, please call the Makerspace at 416-287-7486 to alert staff not to delete a booking.

Be advised that after three no-shows by one user, Makerspace privileges will be revoked. To regain privileges, reattendance at a Makerspace Introductory Orientation is mandatory.