Equipment & technology

Makerspaces and media production equipment

Other equipment

  • Most Library locations offer basic equipment for walk-up use, such as whiteboard markers, calculators, headphones, laptop locks, bike pumps, and toolkits.  
  • Charging lockers: Brown | Clemons | Fine Arts 
  • Printing/copying

Locations

Most equipment is available on Clemons Library 3rd floor in the Scholars' Lab TinkerTank and Robertson Media Center.

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Upcoming workshops and training

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Software

More information about specialty software related to makerspaces and equipment can be found using the categories at the top of this page.

Locations to find computers and software

Specialty software is available in several locations in the Library.

Clemons Library: Robertson Media Center

The 3rd floor of Clemons Library houses the Robertson Media Center, which has several areas with specialized computer workstations.  

Access to RMC resources is generally limited to University of Virginia students, staff, and faculty. Exceptions for public community patrons may be granted on a case-by-case basis, related to academic projects or special events. Find out more about the RMC. 

Media workstations (Digital Media Lab)

Media workstations are perfect for video editing, digital animation, or 3D modeling, with two screens and additional computing power, and select stations have large, high-end drawing screens. This space also includes scanning and digital transfer equipment, including 8 and 16mm film, still film slides, VHS, and more. Individual workstations must be reserved in advance. 

Groups Lab

The G-Lab is a modular and flexible teaching space, available for class reservations or walk-in use as a computer lab when not reserved. It has 20 iMacs with a variety of software, including Adobe products, iMovie, Audacity, 3D modeling, and much more, along with two drop-down projection screens and audio system.

  • If you are an instructor who would like to reserve the G-Lab for a class session, to be taught or coordinated by one of the RMC instructional librarians, please use the Request a Library Class form.
  • If you are an instructor who would like to reserve the G-Lab to conduct your own class session in media production, please visit the Media Classrooms Reservations page.
  • If you are a student who would like to request a G-Lab reservation for group media instruction, please email libraryinstruction@virginia.edu.
Vizwall

The VizWall is great for presentations of class projects, technology demonstrations, instruction sessions, and special media events with a large monitor display and lounge area on the 3rd floor of Clemons Library. There is the capacity to link to and display up to 4 computers or display a single computer across all of the monitors. First come, first served.

Music Library

Located in Old Cabell Hall, the Music Library has 12 Macintosh workstations equipped with software to assist in audio and music notation editing projects. Browse software list →

Fine Arts Library

The Fine Arts R-Lab contains several high-powered computers with specialized software for art and architecture, as well as scanning equipment and a MediaScape table. Some computers in the R-Lab require mediation so be sure to check in at the desk when you arrive. Browse software list →

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