Our Technology-Enabled Spaces provide the tools you need to support your research and practice. Visit our 1:Button Studio to make video recordings at the push of a button and explore our new Virtual Reality Studio and Data Visualization Center. Use our Productivity Workstations for graphic design, data visualization, statistical analysis, and more! 

Reservations for our Technology-Enabled Spaces can be made by UMN faculty, staff, and students for up to 4 hours at a time.

1:Button Studio

The Bio-Medical Library's 1:Button Studio is a fully automated HD video recording space with professional studio lighting and sound equipment. It is set up to record high-quality video projects without any knowledge of lights and cameras. 

Data Visualization Center

The Data Visualization Center features a high-performance computer with specialized data visuzlization software (NVIVO, Tableau) as well as a 75 inch monitor and group seating area for presenting and sharing data on a larger scale. 

Tech Lab / Virtual Reality Studio

The Tech Lab / Virtual Reality Studio is located on the library's 2nd floor. The Tech Lab provides an HTC Vive headset which allows individuals to match movement in the physical space to virtual space and interact with virtual objects with the use of controllers. 

Individual Computing

Productivity Computer Workstations

Seven specialized computer workstations featuring extra large monitors and a suite of productivity software are available for use on the Library's 2nd floor.  

Available software includes: ArcGIS, Adobe Creative Suite, Audacity, iMovie, JMPPro, NVIVO, Open Refine, R, SPSS, SAS, and Tableau Public.

External hard drives are availble for checkout at the 2nd floor service desk for projects that have large storge requirements.

Priority use is given for use of multimedia, statistics, GIS or data visualization tools. Non-priority users may be asked to relocate to another station.

Public Computing

Computer labs on the 2nd floor are for general study and are available on an first-come, first-served basis. Visitor access is granted at the 2nd floor service desk (valid government issued ID required). Additional computer workstations can be found on the 3rd floor.  

Collaborative Computing

Collaboration Hub

Our Collaboration Hub - just inside the library at our 2nd floor entrance - provides tables and computers for collaborative work. The space is available to UMN faculty, staff, and students on a first-come, first-served basis, when not in use for library consultations.

Media Display Collaboration Table

Try our new Media Display Collaboration Table technology on our 2nd floor - which allows you to plug in your computing device to share and collaborate instantly.  The Media Display Collaboration Table provides an area for group work and a 42 inch monitor to share content for collaborative work. The space is available to UMN faculty, staff, and students on a first-come, first-served basis.

1:Button Studio
1:Button Studio

Reserve a 1:Button Studio today!

Reserve a studio for up to 4 hours/day, up to 2 months in advance.

Reserve Tech-Enabled Space today!

In addition to the 1:Button Studio, Bio-Med Tech-Enabled Spaces include:

  • Data Visualization Center
  • Productivity Computers (Specialized Software)
  • Tech Lab / Virtual Reality Studio