Space and technology

The Media Centre offers a range of space and technology to help you view and arrange information in new ways: 3 rooms with flexible furniture and large writing surfaces; equipment for playing, recording, and editing a variety of media.

Faculty, librarians, and staff can book the rooms for special classes, workshops, and group work. Students can use the rooms and equipment on a first come, first serve basis. For questions about the Media Centre or special events, contact us at libmedia@uottawa.ca.

Space at the Media Centre

  • Multimedia lab The Multimedia lab has 5 workstations equipped with Adobe software, as well as flexible furniture that allows for individual or group work. It accommodates up to 24 people. Faculty, librarians, and staff may book this room for training and workshops. MRT144
  • Projection room The projection room can play a variety of formats (VHS, DVD, Blu-ray, and PAL). It has flexible furniture that allows for individual or group work, and large writing surfaces. It accommodates up to 24 people. Faculty, librarians, and staff may book this room for projections and group work. MRT153
  • Meeting room The meeting room is equipped with large display and writing surface that support brainstorming and collaborative work. It accommodates up to 10 people. Faculty, librarians, and staff may book this room for group work and consultations. MRT143
  • Events The library is proud to support the university community initiatives. Past events include: 3D printing workshops, lectures by world-class experts, students co-working sessions, hackathons and unconferences. Students, faculty, and staff looking for spaces that can accommodate from 10 to 100 people can contact us at libmedia@uottawa.ca. Consult our calendar of events.

Technology at the Media Centre

  • Video The Media Centre has 5 high-end computers for video production and graphic design (3 Mac + 2 PC). They are equipped with Adobe software, importing and recording hardware, and access to Lynda.com. They are located in the Multimedia lab: priority is given to workshops. Otherwise, students, faculty, and staff can use the workstations on a first come, first serve basis. MRT144
  • Graphics The Media Centre has 5 high-end computers for graphic design and video production (3 Mac + 2 PC). They are equipped with Adobe software, styluses, scanners, and access to Lynda.com. They are located in the Multimedia lab: priority is given to workshops. Otherwise, students, faculty, and staff can use the workstations on a first come, first serve basis. MRT144
  • Playing The Media Centre has 2 consoles and 2 PC for gaming (PS4, Wii U, Dell XPS Special Edition), as well as 50+ video games. Borrow controllers and headsets at the service desk. Students, faculty, and staff can use the gaming stations on a first come, first serve basis. MRT155
  • Scanning The Media Centre has 2 workstations for digitisation. They are equipped with video digitisation hardware (VHS, DVD) and image scanners (microform, print, slides). Drop by or make an appointment. Students, faculty, and staff can send any questions to libmedia@uottawa.ca
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