Making and Innovation

UCR Library encourages and supports creative collaboration across disciplines for students and researchers to explore new possibilities in research.

We believe giving the chance to play with new technologies and tools leads to creative engagement, discovery, and knowledge creation.  It’s also fun.

Creat'R Lab

The Creat'R Lab is an inclusive living state-of-the-art technology incubator for discovery, innovation, and entrepreneurship located in the Orbach Library, and a collaboration between the UCR Library and the Office of Research and Economic Development. There are four parts to the Creat'R Lab, click each button below to learn more. 

Below are a few things you can do in our labs. 

3D Modeling/ Printing

We provide free 3D modeling for research and class related projects! We have four 3D printers in Orbach Science Library. Learn more and submit a request.

Maker Boxes

Find these hands-on resources in the lobbies of each library. These simple kits help support classes and foster curiosity and exploration.

Maker Tech

Incorporate technology and electronics into your research.  The Library currently has Raspberry Pi, Ardiuno, and Makey Makey kits for exploration and play.  

AV equipment

Imagine what you could do with a Go-Pro or a Green Screen.  The Library is collecting and making available tools for creation!

Customized support for classroom activity

The Library provides tools to support assignments and classroom activity.  Faculty may work with the Library to create assignments around our resources, or request resources to support assignments.