Information As of January 4, 2022, the Library is open with restrictions in place. For more information visit the services and operations updates page.

Learning Crossroads

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Space and features

From January 4th to January 31st, 2022, many services and spaces at CRX will be reduced. The lendable technology items are available on request only. Please send your requests to

Library facilities are on the second and fifth floors of the Learning Crossroads (CRX) building.

The welcome centre on the 2nd floor of CRX is open during the Winter 2022 semester to check out lendable technology and to assist in the use of these items. Items are available for a one week loan period and items must be returned in person to the CRX welcome centre or the Morisset Library service desk.

Please send your questions to:

In addition to the welcome centre on the 2nd floor, there’s a Tinkering Lab, a study room, a study lounge and 3 different types of studios. :

  • a video wall, featuring a giant 8K screen, for data visualization
  • virtual reality equipment
  • a podcast recording studio and a VR capture studio
  • A Tinkering Lab with VR headsets and gaming consoles
  • A Learning Lab equipped with flexible seating, two large screen displays, and white-board surfaces

The fifth floor of the CRX provides even more study spaces:

  • 15 group study rooms
  • A large variety of seating options
  • Two reading rooms.

Library services

From January 4th to January 31th, 2022, Tinkering lab will be closed.

Our team can work with students, professors and employees to book a room or use equipment, whether for group work or special events. We also provide the training and support needed to complete a wide range of digital projects.

Some of the ways the library’s CRX facilities can be used include:

  • hosting unconferences, hackathons or edit-a-thons
  • streaming live events on the video wall
  • presenting virtual poster sessions
  • revealing hidden patterns in your data using high resolution visualization equipment
  • attending how-to workshops (such as video production)
  • exploring virtual reality technology
  • borrow multimedia equipment
  • and much more!

Booking and information

Booking a room

The study rooms on the fifth floor can be booked though the Library booking system for a maximum of two hours.

Other bookings are suspended from January 4th to January 31st. Please contact if you have any questions.

Professors, students, and employees can request the use of the Tinkering and Learning Labs located on the second floor for workshops, special classes or other non-recurring events by reviewing the criteria for room reservations and then filling out this online request form. Please send a message to for any questions related to space reservations for events in the Library..


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