The University of Michigan Library offers numerous spaces dedicated to providing specialized technology, software, and expertise for students to use for both class and personal projects. Below is a list of technology spaces along with a brief description for each space.
ScholarSpace is a community-driven learning space designed to help students develop digital literacy and design skills. Students can make an appointment, drop in, or email ScholarSpace to get help using any software or technology. Independent use of the technology and space is also encouraged. Visit ScholarSpace on the second floor of the Hatcher Graduate Library or ScholarSpace's website to learn more.
The Design Labs are a network of peer-learning environments dedicated to creating and promoting interdisciplinary projects. With locations and staff on North and Central Campus, the Design Labs foster communities for hands-on experimentation with new ideas and tools at every stage of a project. Tools include protyping carts, 3D printers, sewing machines, media editing stations, soldering stations, cameras, green screens, and more. Visit the Design Labs website to find locations and to learn more.
The Knox Center assists students who have questions about modifications or alternatives to standard monitors, keyboards, and mice or who are seeking high-tech tools to help with reading and writing. Specialized hardware and software includes adjustable height workstations, video magnifiers, voice recognition software, and more. More information can be found on the Knox Center's website or by contacting the Library's Accessibility Specialist Stephanie Rosen.
The Shapiro Design Lab provides two media rooms that students can use to create and edit media: Perlstein Editing Room and the Winberg Media Production Room. Specialized software and technology is available in each room as well as help from the Shapiro Design Lab staff. More information about the rooms including room reservations can be found on the Media Production Room website.
The Winberg Media Production Room is designed for audio and video production, including screencasting. Technology provided includes a HD camera and microphone, professional lighting, backdrops (green, blue, black, and portrait), a recording booth, and a digital audio workstation.
The Perlstein Editing Room is designed for media post-production as well as game design, animation, and graphic design. Software provided includes Audacity, Camtasia, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Suite CS6, Blender, and much more.
Need help learning a specific technology or software for a class or project? ScholarSpace offers a number of that can be used to learn different tools including Photoshop, InDesign, Excel, video creation software, and citation management programs.