Specialty Labs

Scholarly Technology and Research (STAR) Lab

This computer lab, located in Orbach Library Room 147, has four high-performance Windows PC workstations and one Epson Photo Scanner.

All STAR Lab workstations provide specialized software for data analysis, data visualization, AV and multimedia editing, computer-aided design (CAD), geographic information systems (GIS), network analysis, version control, and citation management.

For a full list of software and to get started, please visit Research Guides: Scholarly Technology and Research (STAR) Lab: Getting Started.

If you have more in-depth research needs, please request a consultation with a Librarian.

Make An Appointment

To book time using one of the STAR Lab workstations, please book here.

  • STAR Lab stations are reservable for a 1 hr 45 min time block.
  • After booking, please show your confirmation email and R’Card to the Circulation Desk to borrow a key.
Room Use Guidelines

Please refer to the Room Use policies on the STAR Lab Libguide: Research Guides: Scholarly Technology and Research (STAR) Lab: Getting Started



Creat’R Lab

The Creat’R Lab is an innovative learning environment where new technologies, scientific curiosity, and entrepreneurship come together across the disciplines. Experts provide individual consultations as well as workshops on both tools and conceptual skills. The Creat’R Lab is open to the UCR community, whether you are working on academic work or personal projects. Some services, such as 3D printing, will require an R’Card.

Click the links below to learn more about the different parts of the Creat'R Lab.