Studios and makerspaces

VCU Libraries offers studios and makerspaces on both campuses to enhance your research and express your creativity.

James Branch Cabell Library

The Workshop offers specialized computing; audio, video and gaming studios; 3D printing, and more.

Audio Studio

Record, edit and mix sounds using sophisticated microphones, software, and keyboard. Attend an orientation to become an authorized user and reserve the audio studio in advanceMore about the audio studio at Cabell Library »

Simple Studio

Shoot and edit high quality videos in an easy-to-use production studio, outfitted with a 4K camera, a variety of backdrops, and a sound system. Attend an orientation to become an authorized user and reserve the Simple Studio in advance. More about the Simple Studio at Cabell »

XR/Advanced Media (XRAM) Lab

Play, create or edit 2D, virtual and mixed reality games, environments and content; create advanced multimedia projects with 4K camera, adjustable lighting, and sound system; learn 3D scanning and photogrammetry. Reserve the XRAM Lab in advance. The room holds up to 8 people. More about the XRAM studio »


Make use of materials, tools, and emerging technologies for hands-on exploration and participatory learning. Some equipment requires attending  to become an authorized user, who may reserve makerspace equipment online. Most makerspace resources are available when The Workshop is openMore about the makerspace at Cabell Library »

Health Sciences Library


The Makerspace is open to the VCU Community. Available equipment includes 3D printers, a 3D scanner, Virtual Reality systems, a Glowforge laser cutter, and several computer workstations capable of creating and editing multiple types of projects.More about the makerspace at the Health Sciences Library »

Audio Studio

The Audio Studio at the Health Sciences Library provides a quiet environment for basic audio recording with high-quality microphones. Featuring a computer workstation, audio interface, and two Rode Procaster microphones, this space is meant for one or two users to work on audio projects such as interviews, podcasts, and voice-overs for presentations and can be reserved using the online calendar. More about the audio studio at the Health Sciences Library »


The Multimedia Collaboration Room, in the basement, is for viewing and editing multimedia.