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Innovation & Research Commons

The Innovation & Research Commons (I&RC) is a new facility on the 1st floor of RBD Library. It provides access to high-end tools, technologies, and in-person expertise to support innovative research and teaching at Auburn. The I&RC is open to the entire Auburn University community.

Check here for upcoming tours of the I&RC. You can also contact us to request one.


Maker Space

An interdisciplinary hands-on workshop that combines digital and analog technologies. A place for turning concepts into objects using 3D printers and other production tools.


Data Space

Powerful workstations for data analysis with support provided by experts in data workflows and scripting.

Extended Reality Space

VR goggles

Experience new immersive Extended Reality technologies and incorporate them into your research, classwork and course design.

Adobe Creative Space

Adobe Creative Space

An open-access learning space dedicated to providing students with digital creation skills and technology.

Technology Lending Space

Equipment Checkout/Technology Lending

Check out audio equipment, camera equipment, Arduino and Raspberry Pi kits, and more.

Audio Studio

Audio Studio

A dedicated audio recording and editing studio to support creative scholarship endeavors.

Software & Hardware

Software & Hardware

The I&RC computers offer a wide selection of up to date software and hardware to meet your research and course needs.

Remote Workstation Access

Remote Lab

Remote access to all of the software on workstations in the I&RC, the RBD 2nd Floor Mini-Lab, and the LADC.

Liquid Galaxy

Liquid Galaxy logo

A large, interactive digital display providing a one-of-a-kind platform for 3D geospatial visualization, panoramic images, video, tours, and more in a shared immersive environment.

Government Information

Government Documents

Find statistical information, census data, legislative materials, research studies, maps, and more published by the United States government.

Microforms and Maps


Find information about our microform and geospatial/GIS collections and resources.

*Job Opportunity:* Student Assistant, Innovation and Research Commons

The I&RC is hiring now for the position of Student Assistant, to assist users, faculty, and staff with daily operations in multiple areas. Successful applicants will be placed in one or more of the following areas based on skillsets: Makerspace, VR/AR Space, and Help Desk.

Apply now.

Last updated: 11/01/2021