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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.

Contact us to request a tour.

View the student-created video tour of the I&RC. Written, directed, edited, and produced by Payton Morgan, John Johnson, Eleanor Clements, and Kerby Bartlet.


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 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.

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.

Microforms and Maps


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: 06/12/2023