The Innovation & Research Commons (I&RC) is open to the entire Auburn University community and is located on the 1st floor of RBD Library. This new space provides access to high-end tools, technologies, and in-person expertise to support innovative research, teaching, and learning at Auburn. For instance, you can record a podcast in our   audio studio  or check-out a camera from   Tech Lending  for your next multi-media project. You can get design help from one of our  Adobe Creative Space  consultants or work with our  MakerSpace  on a 3D printing project. You can utilize the  Digital Wall   for class presentations, troubleshoot your data workflows and scripting with our  DataSpace consultants, or  reserve a virtual reality session  in our Extended Reality Space. 

Contact us  to request a tour of all our services or submit the following form:  to request an instructional session for your class. 

Spring 2024 Instructional workshops have begun and are open to all Auburn students, faculty, and staff; register at  .

The I&RC can also print your research poster. Before getting started, review this helpful Poster Printing Guide.

Contact us to request a tour.


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.



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

Remote Lab Access

Remote Lab

Remote access to all Windows software on PC workstations in the I&RC, RBD 2nd Floor, and LADC.

Digital Wall

Digital Wall image

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.



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

Digital Scholarship and Digital Humanities


Learn how the AU Libraries can help you explore avenues for digital scholarship and digital humanities projects.

Last updated: 07/01/2024