Technology and tools spaces -

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Computers and wifi

Nov 2021 update: Computers now have additional software: NVivo, Zoom, and updated accessibility software

There are 109 computers available throughout the library (108 workstations with internet and Microsoft Office software and and 1 catalogue-only computer).

Use our computer finder to view their availability in real time and exact locations in the building.


  • 13 seated and 14 standing computer workstations (accessible to U of T students, staff and faculty; UTORid login required)
  • 5 LIRA public access terminals, one of which is wheelchair accessible (LIRA terminals are available for public use with a guest pass, which can be obtained from the LIRA kiosk on site. Valid government ID or credit card required)
  • 2 black & white printers
  • 1 colour printer


Wifi access is available to current students, staff, and faculty throughout Gerstein. UTORid sign-in required. More instructions on how to configure wifi on your device.


Main floor, lobby (by entrance)

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Dept. of Computer Science Innovation Lab (DCSIL)

The Department of Computer Science Innovation Lab is one of University of Toronto's nine campus accelerators.

More info: About DSCIL


2nd floor, Morrison Pavilion

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Gerstein Reading Room

Capacity: 94


  • Reference collection (encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks) 
  • Table space for 72
  • Soft seating for 16
  • 6 standing computer terminals

More info:  History of the Heritage Reading Room


Main floor

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Instruction Lab

Capacity: 38 people


  • 19 PC workstations
  • 1 presenter workstation
  • 1 projector
  • 1 microphone
  • web conferencing available

Accessibility: Back row of workstations are accessible by wheelchair


2nd floor, Morrison Pavilion

students working in the MadLab


Capacity: 30


  • 2 MacBook pro laptops with Xcode
  • 1 3D scanner
  • 2 3D printers
  • 2 workstations with mobile SDKs and design software
  • Test devices for iOS and Android
  • Digital projector and whiteboards
  • 2 conference/breakout rooms
  • Hardware samples
  • Equipment Locker
  • Virtual Reality Studio (with HTC Vive)
  • Refrigerator, coffee machine, microwave

More info:

Hours: generally Monday – Friday 9 AM – 5 PM  (*recommended to contact for an appointment).

Open to all U of T students, staff, and faculty


1 Below, Heritage Wing

  • Room B112 (south end)
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Presentation Practice Room 2000

Capacity: max. 6 people


  • Blackboard, large LCD screen which can be connected to a personal laptop (adapters are available for PCs and Macs)

More info:

Note: Please borrow and return key at Loans Desk 


2nd floor, Heritage Wing

Photocopier, scanner and printers

Printing, photocopying, and scanning


  • 1 black and white photocopiers available
  • Cost: $0.10/page. Photocopiers only accept TCards or visitor printing cards as payment (money can only be added to card with credit or debit cards)


  • 3 scanners available which scan to a USB flash drive
  • Cost: Free 


  • 2 black and white printers available
  • 1 colour printer available
  • Cost: $0.15 per side (b/w), $1.00 per side (colour).  Printing is double-sided by default

Wireless printing to public networked printers is also available.




  • 1 on 1st floor, Lobby


  • 1 in Short Term Loan area
  • 2 on main floor, Lobby


  • 1 b/w on main floor, Wallace Room
  • 1 b/w on mainfloor, in general computer area
  • 1 colour on main floor, general computer area
Wallace Room

Wallace Room

Capacity: 206


  • 48 study carrels
  • 3 extra-long reading tables (accommodating 84 people) 
  • 2 large standing tables (accommodating 20 people)
  • 46 computer workstations with chairs
  • 4 standing computer workstations
  • 4 club chairs
  • Black and white printer 


Main floor, north of lobby