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i-Space: Welcome

Consisting of the Digital Makerspace, Digital Visualisation Room and Studios

About i-Space

The Library’s i-Space is an innovation and collaborative space to turn your inspiration into ideas and something tangible. Consisting of the Digital MakerspaceDigital Visualisation RoomOne Button Studio, and Digital Creativity Workstations, you can make use of the digital facilities in i-Space to create a myriad of things - from a video of yourself presenting your idea, to a VR game or even a prototype to showcase your ideas.

Learn more about i-Space!  



Entry-level Digital Equipment and Facilities

Uniquely positioned to lower the barrier to entry for students from all disciplines and family background.

Easily Accessible Experiential Learning Space

Students can freely use and explore different emerging technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), Virtual Reality (VR), 3D scanning & printing, laser cutting/engraving, vinyl cutting, poster printing, video recording and editing.



The project i-Space: A Makerspace and Community for Students of All Backgrounds at the University Library has won the Regional Silver Award in Asia-Pacific and Cultivating Curiosity Bronze Award of the QS Reimagine Education Awards 2020.


Digital Makerspace

Makerspace, sometimes called hackerspace, is a workspace where people can get together to inspire, make and create.  The Library’s Digital Makerspace provides hands-on workshops and technical support to encourage students from all disciplines to learn and operate the easy-to-use digital and fabrication tools.

Pop by the Library's Digital Makerspace and try turning your ideas into reality!

Facilities and Equipment available at the Digital Makerspace (i-Space, 4/F North Wing) 

  • Digital Facilities
    The Digital Makerspace provides entry-level digital facilities to encourage students learn digital skills to construct knowledge proactively through getting hands-on learning experience and social interaction with other makers in the community.
  • Digital Equipment for Loan​​

Digital devices and equipment are available for lending at self-service kiosks located at i-Space and Multimedia Commons (3/F, North Wing), and Technical Support Desk (4/F North Wing, i-Space).

The Programme sponsored by Shun Hing Education and Charity Fund aims to organize creative and insightful events and workshops for students from all disciplines and family background to enhance their awareness in emerging technologies and nurture a curious and “Can-do” mindset.

Digital Visualisation Room

  • Facilitating visualisation of data with images and videos for research seminar and academic discussion; and
  • Support collaborative learning activities through connecting portable devices to project images, videos, and research data on multiple screens simultaneously.  

   More information about the Facility (Video Wall), Service and Booking Policy!

Tips for Preparing Presentation Files for the Video Wall

  • The bezels (edges of the monitors) show as black lines, which can be visually disruptive. Text should avoid straddling the bezels.
  • Tables with borders look really confusing against the bezels. Avoid using borders in tables. Use cell shading instead of borders. 
  • Black hides the bezels and minimizes their visual disruption. Use black as a background color in your presentation slides.
  • Use the bezels as a way of visually organizing your slides.

Visiting i-Space


  Book i-Space Facilities    


You can also make an appointment to request for a consultation session to introduce how to use digital equipment and facilities in i-Space.

  Book a Consultation Session   


Whom to contact?

 In Person       Technical Support Desk, 4/F,
 Phone   (852) 2766-6909
 Enquiries & Suggestions (Online Form)  

Support from PolyU Industrial Centre

Should you require industrial grade facilities and equipment to further develop your prototype, you can approach the PolyU Industrial Centre (IC). IC is equipped with a complete collection of engineering facilities, equipment and technologies for staff and students to realize their research and project activities.

Please contact the Industrial Centre for more information.