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Our Lab’s Policies

The IDEA Lab provides its facilities to current UIUC-affiliated students, faculty, academic professionals, and staff with a valid i-Card in good standing. For our 3D Printing policies and procedures, please visit the IDEA Lab’s 3D Printing Studio page.

Space Use and Reservations

  • Reservations: Patrons can reserve a space by visiting the IDEA Lab’s Spaces page.
    • Patrons who reserve a space must be physically present and check in with their i-Card.
    • Room occupant levels may at no point exceed the maximum occupancy level set for each room. This is a fire code issue.
      • Innovator Design Rooms must have at least 2 occupants or the reservation will be canceled after 10 minutes.
      • Technology-rich spaces require one business day in advance reservation for software installation and updates.
  • Cancellations: Absence/Leave of a space for more than 20 minutes will result in cancelation of the reservation.
    • Repeated cancellations or unused bookings may result in limits on future space requests.
  • Food & Drink: No food or drink is allowed in the IDEA Lab. Thank you for keeping our space clean and technology safe.
  • Lost & Found: Unattended items left in a reserved space will be collected and delivered to Lost and Found at the Grainger Engineering Library Circulation Desk on the 1st floor.
    • The Library is not responsible for any lost or damaged items.

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