The Digital Scholarship Lab is an inclusive, interdisciplinary space for technology & collaboration.

Our Values

The Digital Scholarship Lab:

  • Welcomes everyone from any discipline or level of experience
  • Nurtures interdisciplinarity by serving as a crossroads for collaboration as people from across disciplines meet and learn from one another
  • Provides professional help and camaraderie for using technology in research and learning (for example: help with software, data management, brainstorming project development)
  • Generates projects through the intersection of people, space, and technology

Map of the Digital Scholarship Lab

The Michigan State University Libraries and the College of Arts & Letters partnered to build a state-of-the-art Digital Scholarship Lab, opened in February, 2018. The 10,000-square-foot space in the Main Library features a 360-degree immersive visualization room that accommodates up to 15 students along with a Virtual Reality room for experimentation with VR headsets.

The lab includes dedicated lab space and informal gathering areas to facilitate cross-disciplinary collaboration. Students in every major may use the advanced and graphics-intensive computing software and interactive visualization for research projects and scholarly exploration.

Offering extended hours, including nights and weekends, to accommodate the realities of student life, this space is unique among specialized computing spaces on campus.

Lab Hours

Summer 2021:

  • Monday – Friday by appointment, 10 am – 2 pm
  • Saturday – Sunday closed

Make sure to double-check the Main Library’s calendar, as the Library is closed on University Holidays.

Find out more about the Digital Scholarship Lab at its website here.