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3D Printer

3D printers

Printing costs 10 cents per gram; pay by Duck Bucks at the service desk.

Laser Cutter

Laser Cutter

Safe cutting materials can be purchased at the service desk or the Duckstore.

Industrial Sewing Machine

Industrial Sewing Machine

Bring your own materials to sew. Fee per half-hour covers thread and needles.



Use of hand tools is free; parts may be available for sale at the desk or the Duckstore.

DeArmond MakerSpace

The DeArmond MakerSpace is a DIY space for use by University of Oregon students, staff and faculty from any department.

Use of the facility by others is only allowed for special UO-sanctioned events with prior written approval by PSCRL Staff. Prior to using the MakerSpace, each patron must review the use policies, sign the UO release waiver, and pass the safety test.

Once you have been trained for use of MakerSpace equipment, you may make an appointment using the calendar linked below or drop in during MakerSpace hours, which reflect the PSC full schedule, where the MakerSpace closes one hour before the library.  In cases where the library is on a special schedule (e.g., holidays or between terms), these hours would contract accordingly.

PSC Visualization Lab

The Visualization Lab is 24 HD displays tiled and connected to create a 50-million-pixel screen – a resource for viewing high-resolution images and data visualizations for research and instruction.

The PSC Visualization Lab is available for UO faculty, GEs, and others with data visualization needs or who need to use a large, high-resolution video wall.

The space is available first to UO community members who want to use the room's high-resolution display and visualization capacity for instruction or research; for example, a class might visit the space to view large-scale high-detail images, or a research team might need to display code and output adjacent to each other at a high resolution. Check the calendar before you put in your request; other uses will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Because the use cases and possible software needs for this space, which was designed to be used for both research and instructional purposes, could be complex, reservations for the room are moderated and require some lead time. Please request your booking at least a week ahead of time unless you have already completed a training (where you scheduled time with us for an individual overview), and allow plenty of time for any unique use cases where we might need to install software.

There is currently a resident Windows 10 computer in the room, as well as a variety of other resident and input options. Examples of use might be to create or view a visual representation of large data sets; to view materials which when blown up for visibility are too large for a conventional monitor; to videoconference with other sites; or to display multiple large images side by side.

Expect that if we are able to install software to meet your needs, we may ask you to help us test how it works in this unusual environment.  You can assume that if the software you need is not on the ordinary library "academic workstations" (the computers you log into in the library open areas), we will need at least a couple of weeks to find out whether and how we can install in this environment, and to allow you to test that it does what you expect.

Our expectation to start is that most users will be UO faculty or grad students; however, undergrads who have a need for the room's equipment are welcome as well.  If you have questions about whether you are eligible to use the room, or whether a particular use is appropriate, please contact the manager, or stop by during weekday hours.

Digital Research, Education & Media (DREAM) Lab

The DREAM Lab is intended to facilitate the integration and expansion of digital scholarship, open access, and open education for the University of Oregon.

Operated by the UO Libraries Digital Scholarship Services department, it is a physical space located in the UO Libraries where faculty and graduate students come together with their research teams and classes to innovate and experiment with digital technologies and methodologies.

Faculty and graduate students are welcome to use the space as part of their technology-intensive digital research and education initiatives with a focus on new modes of open scholarly communications and digital pedagogy praxis.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Digital publishing
  • Supporting digital collections and exhibits development
  • Managing research data and reproducibility
  • Developing open educational resources
  • Enhancing open instruction design practices
  • Creating and reusing digital resources
  • Enhancing discipline-based and interdisciplinary digital research or education projects

If you have any questions, comments, or would like to learn more please contact

The DREAM Lab has six dedicated reservable and non-reservable spaces for faculty, graduates students, librarians, and archivists to work collaboratively on digital scholarship, research data management, user experience, and educational technology projects and initiatives.

The Lab is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) environment. You’ll need to bring your own laptops, clickers, pointers, web conferencing logins, and other types of devices and applications. Cables and adapters are available for free checkout at the DREAM Lab service desk.