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Over the first few years of the Co-Lab Studio, we provided great resources and support through our single location at the Technology Engagement Center (TEC). But Duke is a large campus, one spot for work just wasn’t enough. Over the last year we’ve added two new locations on East and Central Campuses. Maybe three labs will be enough.

The Co-Lab Studio in the Telcom Building

The Co-Lab Studio is located in the Technology Engagement Center on the first floor of the Telcom Building, West Campus. Completely renovated in the summer of 2016 to house the Co-Lab as well as a variety of other IT services, including TEC VR.

Duke University Maps view of Telcom Building


Ruby Makerspace

The Ruby Makerspace is located in the back of the Rubenstein Arts Center and purpose built to give arts minded students access to tools that would accelerate their creative works.

Duke University Maps view of the Rubenstein Arts Center


Lilly Library (Closed until further notice)

The makerspace located in historic Lilly Library is near the front door on the first floor. This fabrication outpost supports a variety of small tools and fifteen 3D printers. 3D scanning is also available in this space through the front-desk checkout program.

Duke University Maps view of Lilly Library

Staffed Hours

Co-Lab Studio staffing and open hours will be abbreviated for the fall semester. The Co-Lab Studio at the TEC (West Campus) will be staffed 12-6pm for laser cutter, water jet and CNC use. Users may pick up 3D prints or access other light tools in our main area 24/7. The Co-Lab Studio at the Rubenstein Arts Center will resume operations on August 24, 2020. The Co-Lab Studio in Lilly Library will remain unstaffed until further notice, however the printers are available for use, and users may visit to pick up completed prints. Patrons must abide by all considerations in the Duke Compact while making use of our labs, including mask wearing, social distancing, and abiding by maximum occupancy rules as outlined in signage and by staff.

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