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Orientation sessions

You must be an "Authorized User" to reserve and use some equipment, including the laser cutter/engraver, 3D printers or the video and audio studios. To become an Authorized User, simply attend one of the scheduled orientation sessions (just arrive on time, no need to sign up).


  • Makerbot 5th Generation 3D Printer: Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Fridays 10-11 a.m.
  • Ultimaker 2 3D Printer: Mondays 10-11 a.m. | Thursdays 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Lulzbot TAZ 5 3D Printer: Sundays 4-5 p.m. | Tuesdays 10-11 a.m.
  • Epilog Laser Cutter/Engraver: Thursdays 10-11 a.m. | Saturdays 4-5 p.m.
    • Please watch the 20-min training video before your orientation session.
  • Brother DZ820E Embroidery Machine: Wednesdays 10-11 a.m.
    •  Attendance is not mandatory, but recommended.

Production studios

  • Video Production Studio: Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 p.m. | Fridays 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Audio Production Studio: Mondays 4-5 p.m. | Fridays 11 a.m.-12 p.m. 

Please send an email to if special attention is needed, including permission to use the Formlabs Form 2 high-definition printer (pre-approval and training are required).


VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
All Libraries
Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-0636

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