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New Faculty & Staff Orientation: Library Spaces

Fab Lab

The Fab Lab is a digital fabrication laboratory located on the first floor of the TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library. As of now the Fab Lab offers multiple 3D printers, a high definition 3D scanner, and a large scale plotter.

Hours

Due to the occasional scheduling conflict the Fab Lab may sometimes be closed during the posted hours. Access to the Fab Lab can be made by appointment up to 2 hours prior to the lab opening each day. 

For appointments please e-mail Brad Trussell at b.trussell@tcu.edu.

Library Facilities: Fab Lab Hours

For exceptions to regular hours, please check the library hours page.

Sunday Closed
Monday 2 pm - 6 pm
Tuesday 2 pm - 6 pm
Wednesday 11 am - 3 pm
Thursday 11 am - 3 pm
Friday 11 am - 3 pm
Saturday Closed

Media Editing Rooms

Five Media Editing Rooms are available on the 1st floor of the Library next to the GIGA Lab (map). These rooms are equipped with:

  • high end computers—3 Macs and 2 Windows
  • three monitors each
  • connections for video cameras and audio devices
  • audio/video editing software

These rooms can be reserved for up to four hours for working on audio/video projects.

 

To reserve a room and find out more information, click the link below.

Media Editing Room Information

Media Editing Room Reservations

Giga Lab

Located on the first floor of the Library, the GIGA Lab provides:

  • 10 computers with greater memory, processing speed, and graphics rendering capacity than standard Information Commons (IC) Lab computers
  • Specialized software that is unavailable in the IC lab

The GIGA Lab is open all the hours that the Library is open.

Who can use the GIGA Lab?

In order to increase the availability of the GIGA Lab for applications that really need it, logons are limited to students enrolled in courses that faculty have identified as needing access to high performance computing, and/or specialized software. 

Faculty can request that their courses be added to the list for GIGA Lab access by using the Faculty Course Request form. Students can request individual access using the Student Request Form.

Listing of Software Programs Available

Lizard Lounge

The Lizard Lounge is a social academic space to be used by TCU faculty and Graduate students. You must swipe your TCU ID card to enter. When not reserved for events, the room is available 24 hours/day for drop-in use by faculty and graduate students. The lounge is equipped with a wall projector that supports Air Media, as well as direct connections to laptops.

To make reservations for an event, please see our policies and the reservation link below.

Lizard Lounge Reservation

Screening Room

The Screening Room seats 12, and can be used to view DVDs (any region), Blu-ray discs (any region), and online content using either the in-room computer or a laptop equipped with free Air Media software

It can be reserved for up to four hours by any current TCU student, faculty, or staff member.  To make a reservation and find out more information, click the link below.

Screening Room Reservations and Information