Explore new technologies

Take a step into the future to develop and practice skills in virtual reality, object printing, and more. The LibLab offers exciting possibilities for the UWA community to explore new technologies and their applications in learning across a wide range of disciplines, courses and for general interest and skill development.

UWA students and staff have leapt at the opportunity to use our 3D printers; hundreds of participants have designed 3D models and watched them take form, layer by layer.

The UWA 3D Print Lab is currently a free service for UWA students and staff members.

Our Virtual Reality stations use several different software packages to bring learning to life through VR headsets.

We welcome UWA research groups, tutorial groups and Guild-affiliated Clubs to utilise the LibLab for technology-related classes and events. Contact us to discuss your needs.

Visit the LibLab in Reid Library, Ground Floor.

Attend a Lab

Book your place in an upcoming Lab session. Labs are informal collaborative learning gatherings of small groups of users. No experience is necessary as Library staff will be on hand to support you in the Lab.

Register for a session

Attend a self-directed session

We have timeslots available for UWA students and staff to explore our technologies in a self-directed session (no library staff assistance will be available).

Book a VR Station

Use LibLab for your class/event

Tables: 3

Seats: 12 (flexible arrangement to suit a range of session types, including Labs or lectures)

PCs: 2

Audio Visual: mobile 65” digital display, networked Windows PC with speaker and installed open source software including:

  • Arduino ·         Blender ·         RStudio

3D Printers: 2

  • Print Technology: Fused Deposition Modelling, PLA Filament
  • Maximum Build Size: 295 x 197 x 165 mm (11.6 x 7.6 x 6.5 in)
  • Nozzle Diameter: 0.4mm (0.015 in)
  • Accepted File Format: .makerbot

VR Stations: 3

Two VR stations will be available for booking, each set up with:

  • 1 x HTC Vive Pro Headset
  • 2 x HTC Vive Pro Controllers
  • Gigabyte Sabre 15 Laptop with Steam and SteamVR installed

To reserve a VR station, you must read and agree to the conditions and safety instructions outlined in the booking registration form.

3D scanners: 2

  • 1 x HP Sprout 3D scanner
  • 1 x Structure Scanner Mark II 3D scanner attached to a Library 6th generation iPad. (The scanner can be attached to a personal 6th generation iPad). (The Structure Sensor Mark II is an experimental 3D scanner that works via apps installed on the iPad.)

The apps installed on the iPad are available for self-exploration.

Many of these apps require payment for exported scans. It is up to the user to pay for these exports. The Library will not purchase exported files on behalf of the user.

Book the LibLab Space

3D printers and software

Conditions of use
  • Users of the LibLab equipment must abide by all applicable Australian laws including the Copyright Act, 1968 and University policies including the Computer and Software Use Regulations and Library Rules.
  • The equipment in the LibLab is expensive and must be treated with care and used in accordance with the instructions provided.
  • Registered users are jointly responsible for all equipment during your session and may be charged for any lost or damaged equipment while the room is booked out to them, if found to be negligent.
  • Please do not remove any items that were already in the LibLab.
  • Please report any damages or issues to Library Staff.


  • Each user is responsible for their own learning in the LibLab. There are self-directed learning guides for the VR stations and 3D scanner. Technology issues may not be able to be resolved immediately.
  • Staff at the Reid Library information desk can provide limited support relating to facilities and equipment during your booking.
Please email with any questions regarding the equipment in this space.


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