Technology and tools spaces - Computers

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Computers and wifi

There are 109 computers available throughout the library. They are accessible to current U of T students, staff and faculty (UTORid login required).

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


  • 108 workstations with internet, Microsoft Office, NVivo, Zoom, and updated accessibility software
  • 13 seated and 14 standing computer workstations 
  • 1 catalogue-only computer
  • 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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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
  • 4 3D printers (MakerBot Sketch and MakerBot Sketch Large 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: Monday-Friday 9AM – 5PM, by appointment (contact

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


1 Below, Heritage Wing

  • Room B112 (south end)
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

This room is a Remote Zone: 

Students are welcome to join online classes while on campus, from this room, on a first-come, first-served basis. 


Main floor, north of lobby