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The best way to learn about Makerspace is to visit us during our opening hours and look around, get a quick tour, make a button, or jump right into a project. You can also reserve or borrow some technologies with your TRU card.


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We try to take note of the questions everyone seems to have as well as any we can think of before they’re even asked.

The TRU Library Makerspace is a place to explore and experiment with technologies in a hands-on, experiential, supportive and collaborative environment.

Any current TRU student, staff, or faculty member can use the Makerspace.

There is no cost to use the Makerspace. Basic supplies for learning how to use the equipment are provided. If you require specific or unique supplies you may need to provide them yourself, but please talk to Makerspace staff first to ensure they will work with our equipment.

The Makerspace is located in House of Learning behind the Tim Hortons. Please use the doors beside the big round lecture hall.

The Makerspace provides the following technologies:

  • Virtual Reality
  • Recording technologies
  • Textiles and wearable technologies
  • Educational Robots
  • Computer Prototyping (Raspberry Pi and Arduinos)
  • 3D Printing
  • Button Making
  • Cricut
  • and more!

The Makerspace is a place to learn by doing. Our staff will introduce you to the technology and provide some guidance on how to get started. The best way to learn is to experiment, play, think of a project you want to create, and have fun!

The Makerspace is a campus space where clubs and departments can run making events and workshops. To book Makerspace for an event and discuss if it is the right space for you, please fill out the Makerspace Event Request Form

Currently we are working with CELT to develop a process for faculty who want to integrate the Makerspace into classes. Due to space and resource limitations we will need to be careful about how we do this while still making the space available to other users. If you are interested in creating a Makerspace activity for your course, please contact Franklin Sayre, Makerspace Librarian, at

TRU Makerspace Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

  • The Makerspace is inclusive of all users, from beginners to experts.
  • The Makerspace is a place of learning; sometimes things will not work and that’s okay.
  • Racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, and transphobia will not be tolerated in Makerspace.
  • The Makerspace is for current TRU Students, faculty, and staff.
Makerspace users will:
  • Follow all guidelines and the direction of the Makerspace staff
  • Treat Makerspace equipment and technology with respect
  • Clean up after themselves and return spaces, equipment, and software to it’s original state
  • The Makerspace is a collaborative and fun place, but please be courteous of those working nearby and others waiting to use the spaces and equipment
  • No food in the Makerspace. Drinks in closed containers are okay.

Report any issues or incidents immediately to Makerspace staff or email