Borrowing From Makerspace

How To Borrow Items From Makerspace

Much like how you would check out a book, Makerspace has lots of technology, tools and items to check out to use outside of the space. Come to Makerspace with your TRU ID card and speak to a staff member about which item(s) you would like to check out. Items can be lent out for 3 days at a time. If the item can’t be returned directly to Makerspace, the item can be returned to another staffed library desk, such as the research help desk on the 3rd floor in House of Learning.

Technology Available

Makerspace has technology to check out using your TID card to take your making and creativity out of Makerspace.

  • Blue Yeti Mic
  • Greenscreen
  • Insta360 One X2 Camera
  • Mini Mic
  • RODE Smart Lav Mic
  • RODE Wireless GO II Mic
  • Sony ZV-1 Camera
  • Zoom H1n Recorder
  • Crochet Hooks
  • Knitting Needles
  • Sewing Notions Kits
  • Singer Heavy Duty Sewing Machine
  • Arduino Kits
  • Raspberry Pi 4 Kits
  • Raspberry Pi 400 Kits
  • Raspberry Pi Zero Kits
  • Raspberry Pi Pico
  • Raspberry Pi Add-Ons:
    • LED/Lights Kits/Parts
    • Prototyping
    • Sensors
    • Camera
    • Weather Monitors/Environment Sensors
    • Displays
  • Canon Film Camera
  • Ozobot Bit
  • Sphero Bolt
  • Various Adaptors
  • iPad with Procreate (for use only in Makerspace)

Tool Library

Something need fixing or have a DIY project but no tools? Makerspace now has tools you can check out using your TID card!

*More items currently being processed and will be added to lists once in our lending system*
  • 7” Diagonal Cutting Pliers
  • Compact Tape Measure
  • Hammer
  • Electronic Repair Kit
  • Magnetic 24” Level
  • Metric Hex Keys
  • 10” Straight Jaw Pliers
  • 10” Wrench
  • 6” Wrench
  • 7-bit Screwdriver
  • 8” Long Nose Pliers
  • High Leverage Lineman’s Pliers
  • Pipe Wrench
  • 25’ Tape Measure
  • Ratcheting Multi-Bit Driver Kit
  • SAE Hex Key/ Allen Wrench
  • Spring Clamps
  • 24″ Level
  • Screwdriver Set
  • Electronics repair kit (various precision screwdrivers)
  • Rubber Mallet
  • Glue Gun
  • Mechanics Tool Set (Sockets, Ratchets, Wrenches)
  • Cordless Impact Driver
  • Dremel Accessory Kit
  • Dremel Cordless Rotary Tool
  • Drill
  • Drill Bit Kit
  • Impact Drill & Drive Set
  • Electric Soldering Iron (Should this go here?)
  • Multimeter (Should this go here?)

Borrowing Terms

Eligibility: Only current TRU students, faculty, and staff are eligible to borrow lendable technology from the Makerspace.

T-ID: To borrow a lendable technology item, the borrower must present their university-issued T-ID to the Makerspace Staff.

Loan Period: The loan period for lendable technology items is 3 days. Items can be renewed for an additional 3 days if the item is not in high demand.

Return Procedure: Lendable technology items must be returned to Makerspace Staff during regular hours of operation or another library staffed desk. Borrowers are responsible for ensuring that the item is returned in the same condition it was borrowed.

Liability: The TRU Library Makerspace and Thompson Rivers University are not responsible for any damages or injuries resulting from the use of lendable technology items borrowed from the Makerspace.

We hope that this information will help ensure fair and equitable access to our makerspace resources while also ensuring that the items are properly maintained and returned on time.


Still have questions?

If you cannot find an answer in the information on our page you can always contact us!